Vanishing Point is a 1971 American action road film directed by Richard C. Sarafian and starring Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, and Dean Jagger. Steven Spielberg named Vanishing Point as one of his favorite films. Death Proof (2007), the Quentin Tarantino contribution to the faux-exploitation "double feature" Grindhouse (2007), features a chase involving a Dodge Challenger resembling the one seen in Vanishing Point (not being an R/T model and having an automatic transmission). Death Proof also references the film by name repeatedly calling it "one of the best American movies ever made". The car in the film also has the license plate OA 5599.
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