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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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During the party scene, the song If 6 Was 9, performed by Jimi Hendrix is played in the background. The film's director Kathryn Bigelow and Hendrix share the same birth date (both on November 27). See more »

Goofs

As Johnny and Tyler are walking up to the beach after his surf lessons, they look out at Bodhi surfing, and between each shot his wetsuit alternates between being a shorty and a full length. See more »

Quotes

Pappas: ...last time you had a feeling I had to kill a guy, and I hate that... It looks bad on my report.
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Written by Ronald Curtis Young, Jimmy Haynes aka Apache, Fidel Angel Paniagua, Lauren Douglas Molinare,
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Produced by Mike Clink
Courtesy of DGC Records
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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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Big Waves at Dana Point, WTF !!??!! nick43
Using Johnny Utah for undercover? swtdelt
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Terrible acting wrhett
I don't think Bodhi died. wwishes
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