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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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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2.35 : 1
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Matthew Broderick was originally offered the role of Johnny Utah. Others who auditioned were Johnny Depp and Charlie Sheen . See more »


Night surfing scenes obviously filmed during the day. The technique used is called "day for night" shooting where the scene is shot with a special lens filter to make it appear to have been shot at night. See more »


Johnny Utah: [to Bodhi] You crossed the line. People trusted you and they died. You gotta' go down.
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How can you not like this film...
27 September 2006 | by (Waterloo, IA) – See all my reviews

OK, sure it is just a big action film with a flimsy script and crazy stunts but.... it is filmed so great. It feels so summer in Cali. It makes you want to forget your blah zaa blah job, move to the beach and surf your azz off and have summer bonfires all night and party the night away. I have been reading others comments on why they can't understand the guilty pleasure about this movie.... Duh that's the whole idea. Yes you can like movies that have you thinking about this and that at the end. You can have movies that astound you. And of course you can have movies that can make you feel like you had a great F'N experience. This is what this movie is. Eat your popcorn. Dive into it AND have a great time. Who cares about the social impact. Enjoy it and think about this. Sex Wax! If it's in the movie, it's a FUN movie! Holla

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