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Point Break (1991)

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

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Storyline

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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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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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$43,218,387 (USA)
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Trivia

The film was originally about skateboarding. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[first lines]
Shooting Instructor: [Agent Utah finishes his gun range test] 100%, Utah. Good job!
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Connections

Referenced in Psych: Shawn and Gus in Drag (Racing) (2010) See more »

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Nobody Rides for Free
Performed by Ratt
Written by Steve Caton
Produced by Mick Guzauski with Ratt
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Time-Warner Company
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The Sum is larger than the Parts.
23 June 1999 | by (Monterey, CAlifornia) – 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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