Vantage Point also explores kidnapping, assassination and terrorism. It was commercially distributed by Columbia Pictures theatrically, and by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in home media format.
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The film project began principal photography in Mexico City on June 18, The film was screened at 3, theaters during its widest release nationwide in the United States. Preceding its theatrical run though, the film was met with generally mixed to negative critical reviews. The widescreen DVD and high-definition Blu-ray Disc editions of the film featuring the director's audio commentary and interviews with the cast and crew, were both released in the United States on July 8, In Salamanca , Spain , an assassination attempt on U.
President Henry Ashton unfolds from several different vantage points. GNN producer Rex Brooks directs news coverage from a mobile television studio as the president arrives. The mayor of Salamanca introduces the president, who is shot twice as he reaches the podium, soon followed by an explosion outside the plaza. Moments later, a secondary explosion at the podium kills and injures numerous people. Before the president takes the stage, Secret Service agent Thomas Barnes notices a curtain fluttering in an allegedly vacated building, and observes American tourist Howard Lewis filming the audience.
After the president is shot, Barnes tackles a man named Enrique rushing to the podium. Following the second explosion, Barnes barges into the GNN studio to view their footage. Enrique, a Spanish police officer guarding the mayor, overhears his girlfriend Veronica being embraced by a stranger and plan to meet later under an overpass. Enrique confronts Veronica, who assures him of her love as he hands her a bag. When the president is shot, Enrique rushes to protect the mayor but is tackled by Barnes.
Enrique witnesses Veronica toss the bag under the podium, causing the second explosion. Escaping the Secret Service, Enrique confronts an unseen individual at the overpass. In the crowd, Howard Lewis chats with a man called Sam, while a little girl named Anna bumps into him. Lewis notices Barnes looking at the nearby window, and films him with his camcorder. Following the explosion at the podium, Lewis chases Enrique and the pursuing Secret Service agents.
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At the overpass, Lewis views the agents from afar shooting at Enrique as he greets an individual in a police uniform under the overpass. Wounded, Enrique falls to the ground. As a speeding ambulance is about to hit Anna, Lewis runs into the road after her. Previously, President Ashton, having been informed of a credible threat, returns to his hotel room while his body double proceeds to the plaza.
Ashton and his personnel discuss the reason for the terrorists' plot, the return of Barnes to active duty, and give the order for retaliation against the plot to proceed. The first explosion occurs outside the hotel as a masked assailant bursts into the room, shoots the advisers, and abducts Ashton. At the plaza, terrorist Suarez, previously seen as Sam, shoots Ashton's body double using a remote-controlled automatic rifle placed adjacent to the window that drew Barnes' attention. The rifle is retrieved by Taylor, who Barnes sees on the GNN live feed leaving the scene wearing a Spanish police uniform, and realizes Taylor is part of the terror plot.
The man Enrique saw embracing Veronica is revealed to be sharpshooter Javier, whose brother is being held hostage by the terrorists to ensure Javier's cooperation. The explosion at the hotel is detonated by a suicide bomber disguised as a bellhop, who gave Javier a room key. At the hotel, Javier kills the guards and aides and kidnaps the president, placing him in an ambulance with Suarez and Veronica disguised as medics.
Javier joins Taylor in a police car to rendezvous at the overpass. Barnes commandeers a car in pursuit, but gets into a collision. At the overpass, Enrique, who did not die in the blast at the podium as intended, confronts Javier and Taylor. Javier shoots Enrique, mistakenly believing he had knowledge of his brother's whereabouts.
Javier is shot dead by Taylor after demanding to be brought to his brother, killed earlier by Suarez. Enrique dies of his wounds as Barnes reaches the scene and fires at Taylor, who attempts to flee. After crashing his car, a critically injured Taylor is dragged out by Barnes and ordered to reveal where the president has been taken, but Taylor dies.
Ashton regains consciousness in the ambulance and attacks Veronica, distracting her and Suarez as Anna runs into their path. Suarez swerves, causing the ambulance to flip over as Lewis pulls Anna out of its way. Barnes runs to the ambulance where he sees Veronica lying dead. He shoots Suarez dead and rescues the president. In Plotting an Assassination , a bonus feature on the DVD release of the film, director Pete Travis explained he felt there were so few strong female characters in the film, that he decided to cast Sigourney Weaver as the GNN producer.
Originally scheduled for a release by Sony, the film began principal photography on June 18, in Mexico City. Director Travis discussed the difficulties the cast and crew faced each day as they tried to film during the height of Mexico's rainy season. But in his blind spot is the former U. Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker, trained to protect but ready to kill to save his country. After a couple of trilogies focusing on the threat of radical Islamic terrorism, Rosenberg turns his attention to Russia with The Kremlin Conspiracy , one of his best books yet.
While the first act is a tad slower than his fans might expect, readers will soon realize it was all necessary because Rosenberg eventually pulls the rug out from underneath you. He absolutely crushed this book! But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government.
With breathless pacing and relentless suspense, Reece ruthlessly targets his enemies in the upper echelons of power without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law.
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A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else. Who is blocking the falconers and why? The more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away. Or are they somehow connected? Like, ever. Top three, easy.
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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is an honest almost to a fault at times , do-good, hard-working, average kind of guy. Box has developed him masterfully, taking readers along for the ride over the past sixteen years. But that may not have been the case. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity.
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Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and dealmakers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career…but for his life.
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Harwood has resigned himself to slowly picking up the pieces of his life, training Special Forces snipers in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and starting a promising relationship with an Olympic medalist named Jackie. His memory of the past few days is hazy and full of blackouts, and even he has to wonder, is he being framed? Or is he the killer? Nothing is adding up.
Harwood realizes he has to unravel this mystery, and fast, or find himself paying the ultimate price for crimes he may not have committed. Tata who was a Brigadier General in the United States Army before penning ten novels are a lethal combination. Reaper: Ghost Target is a high-powered, gripping thriller that packs a serious punch. No one can believe that the Russians would initiate another strike of such magnitude so soon. Yet Garin and his ad hoc team are checked at every turn by the formidable Russian assassin, Taras Bor, who is directed by an individual seemingly able to manipulate the highest reaches of the US government.
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