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


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


27 banks in three years - anything to catch the perfect wave! See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

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)


$43,218,387 (USA)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Patrick Swayze felt that Bodhi was a lot like him and that they both shared "that wild-man edge." See more »


When the FBI raids the house, Utah jumps forward to tackle the guy, and they go sideways out the window. See more »


[first lines]
Shooting Instructor: [Agent Utah finishes his gun range test] 100%, Utah. Good job!
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Spoofed in Hot Fuzz (2007) See more »


Over the Edge
Performed by L.A. Guns
Written by Tracii Guns (as T. Guns), Mick Cripps (as M. Cripps), Phil Lewis (as P. Lewis),
Kelly Nickels (as K. Nickels), Steve Riley (as S. Riley)
Produced by Michael James Jackson
Courtesy of Polydor-Polygram Records, Inc.
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Words of praise
11 June 2000 | by (Stoke, England) – See all my reviews

I must have seen this film a dozen times now, and I'm not going to stop watching it until I'm well and truly sick of it - it's just superb.

Certain sequences are stunning - the camera work during the chase and free fall scenes leave you breathless, and the surfing footage is excellent. The acting is generally good, particularly Busey as a veteran FBI agent, but Keanu's usual expressionless vocals and face disappoint. The script is sharp and witty. And the stunts really shine, particularly the Bond-style psycho skydiving near the end.

This is, in my opinion, a very underrated film which deserved better from the critics.

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