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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

Officially uncredited (because of an unresolved issue with the Writers Guild of America), James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow re-wrote the final script together. See more »

Goofs

Bells beach is in Victoria Australia. At the end of the movie, a news voice over mentions the Cyclone moving in over Bells Beach. Cyclones do not travel any where even close to that far south. See more »

Quotes

Diving Instructor: Heads up, Pappas. I want to see you retrieve at least two bricks.
Pappas: [puts on blindfold] I've been on the job for over 20 years, and I fail to see what fishing bricks from the bottom of a pool has got to do with bank robbery. And on top of that, they got me babysitting some quarterback punk, named Johnny Unitas or something.
Johnny Utah: The shit they pull, huh?
Pappas: Yeah!
Diving Instructor: Pappas... meet your new partner.
Pappas: What?
[removes blindfold]
Johnny Utah: [waves]
Pappas: Pappas. Angelo Pappas.
Johnny Utah: Punk. Quarterback Punk.
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Remade as Point Break (2015) See more »

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Hundreds of Tears
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Written by Sheryl Crow, Bob Marlette
Produced by Sheryl Crow
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An under-rated classic
6 January 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Point Break is one of those films that everybody loves, but that nobody actually talks about all that often. It is a film that if you mention it in conversation, everyone else around is bound to say how much they enjoyed it.

The film's two main assets are unexpected ones, in the form of the direction and the script. The direction by Kathryn Bigelow is nothing short of excellent. Her handling of the action and suspense scenes is exciting and riveting. The two sky-diving scenes are brilliant as is the foot chase through the streets (and houses) of the city. The script, by W. Peter Illif, is also very good and the best thing about the film. The plot is multi-layered and has an original relationship between the hero and the villain. The way the story resolves itself and the ultimate resolutions is excellent, by the standards of most Hollywood action films.

This film deserves to be remembered as one of the better actioners of the nineties, not up there with Die Hard 2/3 or Speed, but better than 90% of the action junk made nowadays. At least this film has a plot.


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