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Point Break (1991)

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An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.



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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Johnny Utah  »

Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)


$43,218,387 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Patrick Swayze originally auditioned for the part of Johnny Utah before eventually landing the role of Bodhi. See more »


When Bodhi shows Jonny the 'kidnap' tape in the back of the van, the monitor is a small, approx 5 inch portable device with dials down the right-hand side and the VCR underneath. However, when they exit the van and we can see inside, the monitor is now a normal 12 inch portable TV with no dials and the VCR appears to be on top of the TV. See more »


[first lines]
Shooting Instructor: [Agent Utah finishes his gun range test] 100%, Utah. Good job!
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Rose Colored Glasses
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Written by Josh Clayton-Felt, Michael Ward
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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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