Big Wednesday (1978)
In an interview, Darrell Fetty says that John Milius modeled the scene where the four boys show up at the draft office on the scene where the remnants of the Wild Bunch are marching toward their showdown with the Mexican army. According to Fetty, "we play it very seriously, like Special Forces commandos on a raid into enemy territory...".
Both Kathryn Bigelow and James Cameron declared that the John Milius' film was a Big Influence in Point Break. Bigelow even gave a role to Gary Busey, who starred in Big Wednesday.
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John Milius talkes about his movie
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Introduced as the movie that gave Robert Englund his big break.
Charlene's starring in the movie is mentioned as her first movie role, against among others, previous High Chaparall alumni Gary Busey and Robert Englund.
discussed by characters
mentioned in film by Zoë Bell
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Poster shown/movie mentioned.
The Pipeline footage is from this film.
clip included in documentary