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
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In her DVD commentary for her movie Strange Days (1995), director Kathryn Bigelow describes filming the foot chase scenes in Point Break using a stripped-down, hand-held 35mm camera nicknamed the "Pogo-Cam". The camera weighed 18 pounds and was equipped with gyro-stabilizer borrowed from a Steadicam. A wire loop on top of the camera gave Steadicam operator 'James Muro' a rough idea of what was in the frame as he followed the actors at breakneck speed. See more »
Utah tackles Bohdi in the surf. However, as soon as the others run up, Bodhi appears dry. See more »
[Agent Utah finishes his gun range test]
100%, Utah. Good job!
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This movie has energy. The story is kinda goofy, but the direction from Kathryn Bigelow has the right amount of pacing and atmosphere. The chase scene midway through the film is a breath-taking example of what film-makers can do, if they have energy and vision. This movie is pure entertainment and a blast to watch.
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