Vantage Point

Synopsis: The President of the United States is in Salamanca, Spain, about to address the city in a public square. We see a plain-clothes cop, his girlfriend with another man, a mother and child, an American tourist with a video camera, and a Secret Service agent newly returned from medical leave. Shots ring out and the President falls; a few minutes later, we hear a distant explosion, then a bomb goes off in the square. Those minutes are retold, several times, emphasizing different characters' actions. Gradually, we discover who's behind the plot. Is the Secret Service one step ahead, or have the President's adversaries thought of everything?
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Pete Travis
Production: Sony Pictures Releasing
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.6
Metacritic:
40
Rotten Tomatoes:
35%
PG-13
Year:
2008
90 min
$72,266,306
Website
906 Views


Good morning, America.

It's now twelve, noon,

in Salamanca, Spain.

In a short time, world leaders from over a

to sign up to president Ashton's

bold new counterterrorist strategy.

Since 911 more than 4500 people have

been killed in a rising tide of global terror.

Those lives will not soon be forgotten.

Today, world comes together to

take a stand against this violence.

We may be on a brink of historic agreement

between western and arab leaders.

Security services are on

high alert here in Salamanca,

and we now go live to our

news team on the ground,

and our reporter Angie Jones.

-5, 4, 3, 2...

I am standing inside Plaza Major

in Salamanca, Spain,

where crowds are lined up for a kick-off

of what is, without a question,

a landmark summit.

For months now, president Ashton has been

working with leaders from five continents,

to forge a new ground-breaking alliance

in the ongoing war on terror.

And now here, today,

western and arab leaders

will meet for the first time

to formalize this new coalition,

designed to, once and for all, put a

stranglehold on international terror.

Bring him up.

Tell us, Angie, what's the mood there?

-For the most part, hopefull.

Certainly, everyone here

is very sympathetic

to those who lost loved ones

in a recent bombing.

I did, however, speak to delegates...

-What is she doing?

...took a hard line, suggesting

that the US foreign policy...

Kevin, shut her down.

That's great. Thanks, Angie.

Angie, what the hell was that?

Not everyone loves this, Rex.

Why don't you leave the punditry to

someone who's paid to have an opinion.

Hey, I'm cool with censorship.

I know the american people love that.

Come on Angie, lighten up.

Got it!

-For you. -Yes. I told her.

You wanna tell her too?

Fine.

Who is the clown on two?

Camera two are you gonna move or what?

We're here for the summit, not the sideshow.

Man, it's like training a freakin' dog!

OK everybody, the president

is about to arrive.

When he does, we're on him.

Let's have our ducks in a row.

C'mon, Kevin, get it moving,

I'm dying here.

Camera 5, give me the motorcade.

Camera 7, concentrate,

I wanna go close on the president.

That's good, tighten up, 5... good.

-Isn't that... ?

-Thomas Barnes.

Why didn't we know he was here?

Sh*t. Grace, we should've had this.

-I know....

Kevin, call the archives.

OK, the president is approaching the Plaza.

All cameras ready.

Angie, we're back in 20, and remember...

we're here for the summit, not the sideshow.

-There are other stories here, Rex.

-Which I don't give a sh*t about.

Unless the protesters set themselves

on fire, they're not our story.

Kevin, you got it? -Yeah.

This was only last year.

I can't believe he's back already.

-You know, if we're the only ones

who have this... -No, he won't talk.

I mean a year ago we had Hill, we had

that guy who saved Reagan... -McCarthy.

All of them. It was a total hero piece,

Barnes wanted nothing to do with it.

-Well, that was then.

-Look, it's a shame...

it would've made a great side story,

but we've no time to work it in.

That was then, this is now.

OK, guys? We've got our story.

Okay.

Camera 5, give me a single.

I wanna start with leaders

and end with a mayor.

Thank you so much for being here.

Now 3 go back.

Camera 6 get ready for coming ty.

Today, we make history.

That's good. 2, give me crowd.

Camera 5, give me something

else to work with. That's good.

Angie, when this is over I want a 15

second fill, something to wrap it up.

Keep it simple.

-Want me to gum it down?

-Get off it, Angie, come on.

Therefore, I offer you my city,

my country...

Ready with the graphics?

This summit can very well be the

defining moment... -Pull out 4, 3...

Oh my God!

The president appears

to have been shot.

I heard two shots,

and the president fell.

What is he doing?

OK, 5, stay with that guy.

Everyone else, give me Ashton.

Just stay with him.

That's good, just stay with him,

stay with him. Hold it there.

This is insane.

Yeah, yeah, coming in.

Number 3, you gotta do better.

-They're not letting me through.

Don't give me this bullshit.

Figure it out!

What the hell was that?

-It appears to be an explosion...

Kamera 4, turn around,

find out what that was.

Kevin, get the meter (?) going, we'll gonna

have to uplink everything we've got.

Computer, uplink...

OK, Angie, you're on. Lets go.

We are live, Angie, this is it. Go.

-I am (?), right?

-Sh*t. Get Mark to stretch.

I know this is tough, OK? I know that.

We need you to tell us what's going on.

Focus, okay?

-Angie, please tell us what you're seeing.

-Deep breath, go.

The president of the

United States has been shot.

There have been several gunshots.

It appears there's also bomb

that went off inside the Plaza.

The people running scared...

Mark?

Mark, you gotta fill.

It seems that a huge bomb...

-Oh my God! Angie!

Angie!

Angie! Come on, kid, get up.

Kevin, pull the feed. Turn it off.

Good morning, America.

It's now twelve, noon,

in Salamanca, Spain.

It's time.

All teams to the control.

It was before he lost it.

-C'mon...

Six months ago.

He's not that guy anymore.

Give him a break.

What are the chances he

freaks out on me when we walk?

I'd put it at 50 - 50.

Doing this?

Mr president.

All teams, this is control.

Eagle is on the move.

Tell us, Angie, what's the mood there?

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