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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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27 banks in three years - anything to catch the perfect wave! See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

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)  »

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Johnny Utah  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)


$43,218,387 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In-Joke/Obscure Reference: In one scene, Johnny Utah (Reeves) tells Bodhi (Swayze), "Meet me at Patrick's Roadhouse". Road House (1989) is a movie starring Patrick Swayze made just 2 years prior. See more »


Near the end, when Utah jumps out of the plane to get Bodhi, there are no more parachutes left in the plane. But a parachute backpack is visible on Utah's back as he falls through the air. See more »


Roach: [dying] I'll see you in hell, Johnny!
Roach: [Bodhi shoves Roach out of the plane] Woahh!
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Referenced in 30 Minutes or Less (2011) See more »


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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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Is this supposed to be a "so bad it's good" kind of movie? ChrRome
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