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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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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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In 2013, Alcon Entertainment announced it plans to re-make the picture, with Ericson Core directing a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer. See more »

Goofs

Utah tackles Bohdi in the surf. However, as soon as the others run up, Bodhi appears dry. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Utah: [analyzing a hair sample] The beaches are always being closed because of waste spills, right? And surfers are territorial, they stick to certain breaks. If we can get some hair samples, and get a match to a certain beach, we'd know which break the Ex-Presidents surf. You buyin' this?
Pappas: No. But let's do it anyway; it'll drive Harp crazy.
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References Moonraker (1979) See more »

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I Will Not Fall
Performed by Wire Train
Written by Kevin Hunter, Brian McLeod, Anders Rundblad, Jeff Trott
Produced by Wire Train
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Super Surf Sandwich
19 July 2001 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I like this movie. I can't really go into why too much but I can tell you that I watch this flick everytime it comes on cable if I'm home. I think it's worth a couple of hours of your day. It first comes off as kind of hokey but somehow ends up becoming very engrossing. Keanu Reeves gives us a nice display of things to come in his career as this movie was released pre-Speed and Matrix. Patrick Swayze gives us a nice little performance as surfing zen Bodhi. The surfing scenes are well done and so are the bank robbery pieces. Kathryn Bigelow does a good job directing this one and the rest of the cast, especially Gary Busey, turn in solid performances. Note the chase scene with Keanu Reeves going after a Ronald Reagan masked Swayze: I'd put it in the top ten chase scenes of all times and I think most people would agree with me on that one. Definitely worth checking out. **** out of *****.


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