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

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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
12 July 1991 (USA) See more »
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100% Pure Adrenaline. See more »
Plot:
An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Great "new age" action thriller See more (243 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Patrick Swayze ... Bodhi

Keanu Reeves ... Johnny Utah

Gary Busey ... Pappas

Lori Petty ... Tyler

John C. McGinley ... Ben Harp (as John McGinley)

James Le Gros ... Roach

John Philbin ... Nathanial

Bojesse Christopher ... Grommet
Julian Reyes ... Alvarez

Daniel Beer ... Babbit
Chris Pedersen ... Bunker
Vincent Klyn ... Warchild

Anthony Kiedis ... Tone
Dave Olson ... Archbold

Lee Tergesen ... Rosie

Sydney Walsh ... Miss Deer

Christopher Pettiet ... 15
Dino Andino ... Psycho-Stick

Michael Kopelow ... Passion for Slashin
Matt Archbold ... Surf Rat

Julie Michaels ... Freight Train
Kimberly Martin ... Fiberglass

Mike Genovese ... Corey

Jack Kehler ... Halsey
Galyn Görg ... Margarita (as Galyn Gorg)

Raymond Forchion ... Neighbor

Betsy Lynn George ... Girl at Party
Shannon Brook ... Fast Food Girl

Gloria Mann ... Fierce Woman
Ping Wu ... Dispatcher
Jared Chandler ... Pilot

John Apicella ... Security Guard

Richard Grove ... Cullen

Anthony Mangano ... Off Duty Cop

Deborah Lemen ... Miss Jennings
Mick Regan ... Mr. Duggan

Randy Walker ... Combat Alley Supervisor
Marsha L. Carter ... FBI Receptionist
Sedrick J. Azurdia ... Fruit Vendor
Peter Phelps ... Australian Surfer
Gary Roberts ... Australian Cop #1
Owen Rutledge ... Australian Cop #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mark Atienza ... Stoned Surfer (uncredited)
Bret Culpepper ... Irate Driver (uncredited)

Rich Hopkins ... Surfer (uncredited)

Debra Lamb ... Flame Blower at Party (uncredited)
Rana Morrison ... Surfer Chic (uncredited)

Tom Sizemore ... DEA Agent Deets (uncredited)
Curt Truman ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
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Directed by
Kathryn Bigelow 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rick King (story) &
W. Peter Iliff (story)

W. Peter Iliff (screenplay)

Produced by
Peter Abrams .... producer
James Cameron .... executive producer
Rick King .... co-producer
Robert L. Levy .... producer
Michael Rauch .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
 
Cinematography by
Donald Peterman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Howard E. Smith  (as Howard Smith)
 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Richard Pagano 
 
Production Design by
Peter Jamison 
 
Art Direction by
Pamela Marcotte 
John Huke (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Linda Spheeris 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Abascal .... hair stylist
Wes Dawn .... makeup artist
Dino Ganziano .... additional hair stylist
Greg LaCava .... makeup artist (as Greg La Cava)
Bunny Parker .... hair stylist: aerial unit (as Bunny Parker-Adamson)
Don Sheldon .... hair stylist: second unit
 
Production Management
Burt Bluestein .... production manager
Gary Daigler .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerri Churchill .... dga trainee (as Jerri Lucas)
James M. Freitag .... first assistant director: second unit (as James F. Freitag)
Herb Gains .... first assistant director
Hilbert Hakim .... second second assistant director
Carla McCloskey .... first assistant director: aerial unit
Chitra F. Mojtabai .... second assistant director
Glen Sanford .... second assistant director: second unit (as Glenn Sanford)
Jason Saville .... dga trainee
Daniel R. Suhart .... second assistant director
Glenn R. Wilder .... second unit director (as Glenn Wilder)
 
Art Department
Craig Binkley .... assistant property master
Randy Brewer .... swing gang (as John 'Randy' Brewer)
Ed Brown .... leadman (as Edmond H. Brown)
Gary Cole .... swing gang
Peter Etnoyer .... art department coordinator
Richard Girod Jr. .... stand-by painter (as Richard L. Girod Jr.)
Ann Harris .... set designer
David E. Harshbarger .... props
Karen Higgins .... general foreman (as Karen D. Higgins)
Michael P. Hunter .... property assistant
Stacey S. McIntosh .... construction coordinator (as Stacey McIntosh)
Jerry Moss .... property master
Scott Nifong .... swing gang
Ken Peterson .... property assistant (as Kenneth Peterson)
Eric Ramirez .... swing gang
Robert Van Dyke .... propmaker gangboss
Randy L. Childs .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Randy Huke .... art sets (uncredited)
Michael A. Tice .... propmaker (uncredited)
Daniel Turk .... foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roberta Alstadter .... foley recordist
Gregg Barbanell .... foley (as Greg Barbanell)
David Bartlett .... sound editor
Bob Beemer .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Beamer)
Dean Beville .... foley editor
Dean Beville .... sound editor
Denise Cochran .... sound assistant
John Dunn .... sound effects
Ezra Dweck .... foley re-recordist (as Erza Dweck)
Donald Flick .... sound editor
Judee Flick .... adr editor
Judee Flick .... foley editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound effects (as Stephen Flick)
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
Jessica Gallavan .... adr editor
Baylis Glascock .... sound assistant
Avram D. Gold .... supervising adr editor (as Avram Gold)
Dana Gustafson .... sound assistant (as Dana Gustafon)
Daniel Kent .... cable operator (as Dan Kent)
David MacMillan .... sound mixer
David Miranda .... foley recordist
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... foley re-recordist
Geoffrey Patterson .... boom operator (as Geoff Patterson)
Joan Rowe .... foley
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Curt Schulkey .... adr editor (as Curtis Schulkey)
Joel Valentine .... sound editor
David A. Whittaker .... sound editor (as David Whittaker)
Michael 'Gonzo' Gandsey .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Geno Crum .... special effects assistant (as Geo Crum)
Ken Estes .... special effects assistant (as Kenneth Estes)
Donald Frazee .... special effects assistant
Logan Frazee .... special effects assistant (as Logan Z. Frazee)
Terry D. Frazee .... special effects coordinator (as Terry Frazee)
Donald Myers .... special effects assistant (as Donald Myers Jr.)
 
Visual Effects by
Rhonda C. Gunner .... computer animation and displays (as Rhonda Gunner)
Richard E. Hollander .... computer animation and displays (as Richard Hollander)
Gregory L. McMurry .... computer animation and displays
John C. Wash .... computer animation and displays (as John Walsh)
 
Stunts
Pat Banta .... stunts
Ted Barba .... aerial stunts
Ron Bonham .... aerial stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts
Troy Brown .... stunts
Dustin Courtney .... stunts (as Dusty Courtney)
Jan M. Davis .... aerial stunts (as Jan Davis)
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davidson)
Shane Dixon .... stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunts (as Eddie Donno)
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Michael Endoso .... stunts
Lance Gilbert .... stunts
Jeff Habberstad .... aerial stunts
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunts (as Tom Harper)
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem .... stunt performer
Freddie Hice .... stunts
Craig Hosking .... aerial stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Jeff Jones .... aerial stunts
Tony Kahana .... stunts
Jake Lombard .... aerial stunts (as Jack Lombard)
Jim McConnell .... stunt driver
John Meier .... stunts
Jerry Meyers .... aerial stunts (as Gerald Myers)
Frank Orsatti .... stunts
Don Pulford .... stunts
Steven Rahm .... aerial stunts
Chad Randall .... stunts
R.A. Rondell .... stunts
Steve Santosusso .... stunts
Gar Stephen .... stunts
Jim Wallace .... aerial stunts
Karl A. Wickman .... aerial stunts (as Karl Wickman)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator (as Glenn Wilder)
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Pat Banta .... stunt double: Keanu Reeves (uncredited)
Terry Jackson .... stunt double: Tom Sizemore (uncredited)
Oliver Theess .... stunt performer: surfer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Randy Alderson .... lamp operator
Michael Anderson .... grip (as Mike Anderson)
Steve Chase .... grip
Billy Clevenger .... camera assistant
Bob Condon .... photographer: water unit
Ron Condon .... photographer: water unit
Ray Cottingham .... camera operator: helmet camera
Lowell Crisp .... lamp operator (as Lowell E. Crisp)
C.W. Fallin .... camera operator: second unit
Yuri Farrant .... photographer: water unit
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer (as Richard Foreman)
R. Scott Goodrich .... camera assistant (as Scott Goodrich)
Donald L. Hartley .... dolly grip (as Don Hartley)
Douglas S. Holgate .... camera assistant
Frank M. Holgate .... aerial camera operator (as Frank Holgate)
Lydia Hollyfield .... lamp operator
Tyrone Jackson .... grip
Randy Jonsson .... assistant camera (as Randy Johnson)
Frank Keever .... key grip: second unit (as Frank J. Keever)
Michael Krueger .... best boy
Jeffrey Laszlo .... additional camera operator (as Jeff Laszlo)
J. Michael Muro .... Steadicam operator (as James Muro)
Gary Palmer .... gaffer
Brad Peterman .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jay Peterman .... camera assistant
Keith Peterman .... camera operator
Tom Sanders .... camera operator: helmet camera
Waverly Smothers .... best boy
Michael St. Hilaire .... additional camera operator
Calvin Sterry .... key grip (as Cal Sterry)
Monte Swann .... video playback operator
Fred White .... lamp operator
Steve Yaconelli .... director of photography: second unit
Wayne Baker .... underwater camera assistant (uncredited)
Leonard Romie .... additional electric (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Don Campeau .... casting associate
Bill Dance .... extras casting
Terrence Harris .... casting associate
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting
Anne Mongan .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Colby P. Bart .... costume supervisor
Leah Brown .... costumer
Ed Fincher .... costumer (as N. Edward Fincher)
Louis Infante .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Sharon Balmuth .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Scott Conrad .... additional editor
Curtis Edge .... additional editing assistant
Robert Frazen .... assistant editor
Alex Gibson .... second assistant editor (as Alexander Gibson)
Bert Lovitt .... additional editor (as Burt Lovitt)
Ann Martin .... first assistant editor
Karen Schwartz .... apprentice editor
Mike Stanwick .... color timer (as Michael Stanwick)
 
Music Department
Sharon Boyle .... music supervisor
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Gary Goetzman .... music supervisor
Mark Isham .... producer: original motion picture score
Stephen Krause .... engineer: original motion picture score
Stephen Krause .... mixer: original motion picture score
Stephen Krause .... producer: original motion picture score
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Richard McIlvery .... scoring stage manager
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor: MCA Records
David Olson .... music librarian
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Jim Weidman .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
George Alden .... driver
Don Basset .... driver (as Don Bassett)
David Bassett .... driver (as Dave Bassett)
Mike Berdrow .... driver
George Bess .... driver
Henry Compton .... driver
Andrew De Nicholas .... driver
Alan Falco .... driver
Alex Haapaniemi .... driver (as Alex Haapeniemi)
Kenneth L. Hardman .... driver (as Kenneth Hardman)
Steve Imbler .... transportation coordinator
Michael D. Kuljis .... transportation captain
Steve Luce .... driver (as Stephen Luce)
Pamela Luly .... driver
H. Richard Sanders .... driver
George F. Sheppard .... driver (as George Sheppard)
Steve Steere .... driver
Dana Swartout .... driver
William Vreeland .... driver
Vincent J. Ybiernas .... driver (as Vincent Ybiernas)
 
Other crew
Terry Ahue .... water safety: water unit
Karyn Alexander .... production assistant (as Karyn L. Alexander)
Dino Andino .... montage surfer
Lennie Appelquist .... production assistant
Matt Archbold .... surfing double: Mr. Swayze
Robert Wade Baker .... site advisor
Jon Bell .... location liaison
Julianne Berdrow .... assistant production accountant
Mike Cameron .... researcher (as Michael Cameron)
Jak Castro .... stand-in
Todd Coffey .... surfing double
Mark S. Constance .... set production assistant
Jodie Cooper .... surfing double: Ms. Petty
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Darrick Doerner .... surfing double: "Big Wave"
Kevin Donnelly .... aerial coordinator
Paul Dunn .... surfing double
Peter Etnoyer .... production assistant (as Peter J. Etnoyer)
Terry Fisher .... first aid
Dianne Ketchum Friedgen .... location manager: second unit (as Dianne Ketchum)
Julia Gibson .... aerial effects advisor
Nancy Hansen .... script supervisor: second unit
T.J. Healy II .... assistant location manager
Stephen W. Hollocker .... production assistant
Craig Hosking .... pilot
Rosemary Hygate .... assistant: Mr. Swayze (as Rosie Hygate)
Gary Jackson .... surfing double
Dennis Jarvis .... surfing advisor
Brian L. Keaulana .... water safety: water unit (as Brian Keaulana)
Valerie Mickaelian Kucera .... production coordinator (as Valerie Mickaelian-Kucera)
James F. La Croix .... craft service
Lelaine Lau .... assistant: Mr. Busey
Deborah Laub .... location manager
Joshua Levinson .... production assistant
Clarence Lindsay .... first aid: second unit
James Mathews .... production accountant
Vicki Matlin .... caterer
Paul J. Memmi .... translator
Rana Morrison .... location aide
Diana Leigh Myers .... location assistant (as Diana Myers)
Rick Neuheisel .... football advisor
Mickey Nielsen .... surfing double (as Mickey Neilsen)
Ellen Pasternack .... unit publicist
Craig Pointes .... location manager
John Preiskel .... production assistant
Gary Robert .... weapons
J.J. Shea .... assistant: Ms. Bigelow
Denise Snyder .... fitness trainer
Stephanie Spangler .... location manager: second unit, Hawaii
Lisa Spota-Pastrana .... assistant: Mr. Abrams & Mr. Levy
Christina Stauffer .... production assistant (as Tina Stauffer)
P.R. Tooke .... script supervisor
Lee Tucker .... projectionist
Randy Walker .... technical advisor: police
Bryan Wisely .... surfing double
Mike Wood .... surfing double
Ralph Younkers .... surfing double
Laurie Arnow-Epstein .... construction accountant (uncredited)
Michael Grasso .... firearms advisor (uncredited)
Cleland Hoff .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Seeds .... assistant to director (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Wes Dawn .... in memory of
Alan Munro .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity
Runtime:
122 min
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Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby SR (35 mm prints)

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Trivia:
The beach spot where the football game is played at the beginning of the film is the same spot used for the soccer game in The Karate Kid (1984).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Utah tackles Bohdi in the surf. However, as soon as the others run up, Bodhi appears dry.See more »
Quotes:
Johnny Utah:Wars of religion always make me laugh because basically you're fighting over who has the best imaginary friend.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Nobody Rides for FreeSee more »

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53 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
Great "new age" action thriller, 7 January 2003
Author: Mikew3001 (mikew4001@yahoo.de) from Hamburg, Germany

Katheryn Bigelow's 1991 action thriller "Point Break" is still a ground-breaking film of the early nineties. It tells the story of the cop John Utah (Keanu Reaves) hunting a bunch of bank robbers camouflaged with masks of the former U.S. presidents. His investigations leads to a group of surfers and extreme sports worshippers, and the cop becomes fascinated by the free-style philosophies and adrenaline rushes of the gang around the charismatic leader Bodhi (Patrick Swayze). Their close friendship changes to a hard-fought rivalry at the end when cop and gangsters face point blank.

Bigelow uses typically American surf beach settings for this unusual and very stylish action thriller with great stunts like parachuting scenes, bank robberies, a car chase, police raids, martial arts, breath-taking chases and brilliantly photographed surf sequences. Watch out for the Red Hot Chillie Peppers as a gang of brutal surf nazis beating up Keanu Reeves and being captured by him during a hard-fought police raid.

But "Point Break" is even more than that - it also shows the lifestyle of the nineties in many ways. Bodie and his gang are a group of New Age-like grunge guys reaching out for the most extreme adrenaline experiences. They stand for the new style of extreme/fun sport worshippers, ravers and new spiritualists of the post-yuppie era in the nineties who don't care about wealth and status symbols but for fun, action, breaking the limits and finding the sum of all senses. "Point Break" is not only a well-done example of modern action entertainment without computer-generated special effects but also a very philosophical and spiritual study of society in the nineties.

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