VANISHING POINT, 1971, 20th Century Fox, 97 min. Dir. Richard Sarafian. Ex-stock car racer and uncompromising loner Kowalski (Barry Newman) drives a turbocharged, white Dodge Challenger into psychedelicized oblivion, pursued by an army of cops and naked motorcyclists. The great Cleavon Little co-stars as Super Soul, blind disc jockey and visionary madman of the airwaves. Fasten your seatbelts. With Severn Darden, Dean Jagger and Paul Koslo.
FEAR IS THE KEY, 1972, Paramount, 103 min. Dir. Michael Tuchner. Adapted from Alistair MacLeans novel, this British revenge thriller stars Barry Newman as a tough guy who isnt quite what he seems, with a great Roy Budd soundtrack, a car chase to rival that of BULLITT and a wonderful closing twist to sweeten the deal. Keep an eye out for Ben Kingsley in his feature debut!