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Point Break (1991)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  12 July 1991 (USA)
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An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers.

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In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves the ex-presidents. commit their crimes while wearing masks of ex-presidents Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send young agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach to mix with the surfers and gather information. Utah meets surfer Bodhi and gets drawn into the lifestyle of his new friend. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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Plot Keywords:

surfer | fbi | undercover | mask | bank robbery | See more »

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27 banks in three years - anything to catch the perfect wave! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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12 July 1991 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$43,218,387 (USA)
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Trivia

Michael Biehn revealed in an interview that there were briefly talks of him co-starring in the film. See more »

Goofs

Johnny gets his "57 Chevy" surfboard broken at Latigo beach during the fight with Warchild and his crew. Later in the movie when he remembers about the meeting with some new clients, he is carrying the same board in perfect condition. See more »

Quotes

[after a long discussion about which parachute Johnny Utah should use]
Johnny Utah: You gonna jump or jerk off?
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7 and 7 Is
Performed by Love
Written by Arthur Lee
Produced by Jac Holzman, Marc Abramson, Paul A. Rothchild (as Paul Rothchild),
Bruce Botnick, Arthur Lee
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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"100 percent pure adrenaline"
23 June 2001 | by (Nowhere) – See all my reviews

Die Hard might be the greatest action movie of all time, but "Point Break" is not too far behind. Keanu Reeves plays federal agent Johnny Utah(a role he was born to play) who is teamed up with a veteran federal agent Angelo played by Gary Busey to crack the case of the ex president bank robbers. Angelo has a theory that the bank robbers are surfers, and Johnny goes undercover as a surfer to bust the bank robbers. Along the way he meets adrenaline junkie Bohdi played by Patrick Swayze. Well I am not going to give anymore away. This movie has some of the most amazing action scenes ever! It is highly entertaining and very quotable. Reeves is playing a role he was born to play(next to Ted in Bill and Ted) and Swayze has a lot of fun in his role. The movie is also very quotable and has a great soundtrack. So if you are in the video store looking for a good action film rent "Point Break". "Vayo Con Dios"


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