Forget the terrible 1997 TV remake of this road movie classic and concentrate on the 1971 original release, starring Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, and Dean Jagger. This is a story about a guy who has to deliver a new Dodge Challenger with a souped-up engine. But he has to go from Denver, Colorado to San Francisco, California in just 12 hours to win a bet.
Of course, driving that fast causes the police to chase him. The main character encounters an array of strange people during his trip, too. He reflects on his life and decides that there is only one way out of the situation. Vanishing Point was a controversial movie when it came out, but soon became a cult classic. It also made the white Challenger a symbol of rebellion and speed.