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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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100% Pure Adrenaline. See more »


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)  »

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Johnny Utah  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)


$43,218,387 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Johnny Utah became a FBI agent after a knee injury ended his football career. In real life, Keanu Reeves was once an aspiring hockey player who suffered a knee injury and went on to become an actor. See more »


After Utah drops and injures his knee Bodhi climbs a fence to get out of the aqueduct. There is barbed-wire at the top of the fence until Bodhi gets to the top and climbs out, at which time there is nothing more than a standard chain-link fence. See more »


Tyler Ann Endicott: What's this pig board piece of shit?
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Performed by Public Image Ltd. (as Public Image Limited)
Written by John Lydon (as Johnny Lydon), John McGeoch (as John McGheog),
Allan Dias (as Alan Dias)
Produced by James Barton (as Jimbo Barton)
Courtesy of Virgin Records, Ltd.
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"100 percent pure adrenaline"
23 June 2001 | by (Nowhere) – See all my reviews

Die Hard might be the greatest action movie of all time, but "Point Break" is not too far behind. Keanu Reeves plays federal agent Johnny Utah(a role he was born to play) who is teamed up with a veteran federal agent Angelo played by Gary Busey to crack the case of the ex president bank robbers. Angelo has a theory that the bank robbers are surfers, and Johnny goes undercover as a surfer to bust the bank robbers. Along the way he meets adrenaline junkie Bohdi played by Patrick Swayze. Well I am not going to give anymore away. This movie has some of the most amazing action scenes ever! It is highly entertaining and very quotable. Reeves is playing a role he was born to play(next to Ted in Bill and Ted) and Swayze has a lot of fun in his role. The movie is also very quotable and has a great soundtrack. So if you are in the video store looking for a good action film rent "Point Break". "Vayo Con Dios"

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