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Point Break (1991)

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An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers.



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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 <>

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Johnny Utah  »

Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)


$43,218,387 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This is the first of two movies in which Keanu Reeves played a former Ohio State quarterback. Nine years later, in The Replacements (2000), he again appeared portraying a one-time OSU quarterback. See more »


In the bank heist, Bodhi comforts LBJ/Grommet after he's been shot in the neck. The first close-up of Grommet shows his entire lower face covered in blood. When we see him again moments later, there's a tiny streak of blood on the side of his face. See more »


Bodhi: They only live to get radical.
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References Red Dawn (1984) See more »


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Performed by L.A. Guns
Written by Tracii Guns (as T. Guns), Mick Cripps (as M. Cripps), Phil Lewis (as P. Lewis),
Kelly Nickels (as K. Nickels), Steve Riley (as S. Riley)
Produced by Michael James Jackson
Courtesy of Polydor-Polygram Records, Inc.
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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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