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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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Storyline

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

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100% Pure Adrenaline. 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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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$43,218,387 (USA)
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Trivia

The girl seen dancing (after the guy shakes his tongue at the camera) when Utah enters Bodhi's house party is the same dancer in Billy Idol's 'Cradle of Love' music video See more »

Goofs

During the night time football game on the beach, Johnny is seen running down the beach and knocking several guys down in pursuit of tackling Bodhi. It is clearly the same guy being knocked down over and over again. Its the same shot being shown at different angles to make it appear like its more people. See more »

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Bodhi: Yo, Johnny! I see you in the next life!
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Criminal
Performed by Public Image Ltd. (as Public Image Limited)
Written by John Lydon (as Johnny Lydon), John McGeoch (as John McGheog),
Allan Dias (as Alan Dias)
Produced by James Barton (as Jimbo Barton)
Courtesy of Virgin Records, Ltd.
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The Sum is larger than the Parts.
23 June 1999 | by (Monterey, CAlifornia) – See all my reviews

Movies are like Bands. People come together--maybe they're not even the greatest musicians individually--but together, something meshes and they make great music. It takes more than great musicians to make a great band. Just so, some movies, no matter how much money, talent, and horsepower is brought to bear, just don't coalesce. Others, like Point Break, come together with an ineffable "rightness" that defies any of the parts, logic, or analysis. This is one of my favorite movies. Period. Everything "works." This movie ROCKS.


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