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Point Break (1991)

R  |   |  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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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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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

There are numerous factual errors in the representation of skydiving (and some inevitable continuity errors during the jumps). See more »

Quotes

Nathanial: Lawyers don't surf.
Bodhi: This one does.
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Connections

References Red Dawn (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

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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11 June 2000 | by (Stoke, England) – See all my reviews

I must have seen this film a dozen times now, and I'm not going to stop watching it until I'm well and truly sick of it - it's just superb.

Certain sequences are stunning - the camera work during the chase and free fall scenes leave you breathless, and the surfing footage is excellent. The acting is generally good, particularly Busey as a veteran FBI agent, but Keanu's usual expressionless vocals and face disappoint. The script is sharp and witty. And the stunts really shine, particularly the Bond-style psycho skydiving near the end.

This is, in my opinion, a very underrated film which deserved better from the critics.


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