Indeed. Vanishing Point would have been a pretty decent cars, scenery, and soundtrack movie, but would not have had meaning, without ending in the protagonist’s (pretty much suicidally volitional) death.
It’s the sequel, so they have to set up the next movie when he breaks out of prison and steals a Challenger Demon!
Sweet high speed chase with Dodge Challenger annnnd he’s out of gas.
Tow a tanker behind the Challenger, problem solved! ;)
I love how the newscasters are all like “oh geez, this is usually when they have TERRIBLE ACCIDENTS and, you know, I really hope that doesn’t happen... but lets zoom right in anyway because I REALLY HOPE there isn’t a CATASTROPHIC crash here...”
My father once told me “Son, you can’t outrun a police radio.” Apparently this dude’s Dad didn’t give the same advice.
See. This never would’ve happened if they didn’t build automatic hellcats.
Sadly Dodge’s 707 hp drank too much fuel and Kowalski ran out of gas before the end.
That Dodger shure could asselerate.