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Point Break (1991)

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An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bodhi
... Johnny Utah
... Pappas
... Tyler
... Ben Harp (as John McGinley)
... Roach
... Nathanial
... Grommet
Julian Reyes ... Alvarez
... Babbit
... Bunker
Vincent Klyn ... Warchild
... Tone
Dave Olson ... Archbold
... Rosie
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Storyline

In Los Angeles, California, 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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27 banks in three years. Anything to catch the perfect wave! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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12 July 1991 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$43,218,387

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,000,000, 31 December 1991
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2.35 : 1
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In 2015, Alcon Entertainment re-made this movie, with Ericson Core directing a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer. See more »

Goofs

When the naked surfer chick gets shot at with stray rounds while having a shower, the rounds going through the shower glass would have killed her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shooting Instructor: [Agent Utah finishes his gun range test] 100%, Utah. Good job!
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Remade as Point Break (2015) See more »

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Smoke on the Water
Performed by Loudhouse
Written by Ian Gillan (as Ian Gillian), Roger Glover, Ritchie Blackmore (as Richie Blackmore),
Jon Lord, Ian Paice
Produced by Joel Martin
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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11 June 2000 | by 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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