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Point Break (1991)

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An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Harp (as John McGinley)
Julian Reyes ...
Chris Pedersen ...
Vincent Klyn ...
Dave Olson ...


In Los Angeles, California, 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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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)

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,000,000, 31 December 1991
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Second Unit Director and Stunt Coordinator Glenn R. Wilder held fight training sessions for the cast on weekends, because Director Kathryn Bigelow wanted the actors to do their own fights on-screen without stuntmen. Anthony Kiedis was allegedly the only cast member to miss this training, so Wilder had his character knocked out with one punch during the first fight sequence in the movie. See more »


Pappas gives Utah grief for emptying his clip and not shooting Bodi to keep Bodi from escaping, his comment is that it was impossible for Utah to shoot that many times and still miss Bodi. Yet earlier in the movie, Pappas empties his clip into a car full of bank robbers and misses all of them. See more »


[first lines]
Shooting Instructor: [Agent Utah finishes his gun range test] 100%, Utah. Good job!
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Performed and Written by Westworld
Produced by Ralph Jezzard
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The Sum is larger than the Parts.
23 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Movies are like Bands. People come together--maybe they're not even the greatest musicians individually--but together, something meshes and they make great music. It takes more than great musicians to make a great band. Just so, some movies, no matter how much money, talent, and horsepower is brought to bear, just don't coalesce. Others, like Point Break, come together with an ineffable "rightness" that defies any of the parts, logic, or analysis. This is one of my favorite movies. Period. Everything "works." This movie ROCKS.

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