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Point Break (1991)

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

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12 July 1991 (USA)  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

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$43,218,387 (USA)
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Trivia

The scene in which Utah jumps after Bodhi without a parachute, was tested by MythBusters (2003). It was determined that Utah and Bodhi would not have been able to free-fall for ninety seconds (as in the film), nor would they have been able to hold a conversation in mid-air. However, it was determined that, by streamlining his body, Utah could have conceivably caught up with Bodhi after jumping from the plane. See more »

Goofs

Utah gets punched in the face and then the surfer who punched him cuts his board's leash in two. When he gets out of water the leash is not cut anymore. See more »

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Shooting Instructor: [Agent Utah finishes his gun range test] 100%, Utah. Good job!
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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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Goofy and fun.
21 January 1999 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie has energy. The story is kinda goofy, but the direction from Kathryn Bigelow has the right amount of pacing and atmosphere. The chase scene midway through the film is a breath-taking example of what film-makers can do, if they have energy and vision. This movie is pure entertainment and a blast to watch.


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