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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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100% Pure Adrenaline. See more »

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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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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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Utah tosses his F.B.I. badge in the water, which was previously done in Dirty Harry (1971) and High Noon (1952). See more »

Goofs

Johnny's surfboard was broken in the fight with Warchild and he has to borrow Bodi's board for the night surf. Later, when Johnny realizes that Bodi and his crew are the bank robbers, Johnny's carrying the same pink surfboard that was broken in the fight. 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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Referenced in Speed: Elevated Voltage (2018) See more »

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Down to the Wire
Performed by Little Caesar
Written by Ronald Curtis Young, Jimmy Haynes aka Apache, Fidel Angel Paniagua, Lauren Douglas Molinare,
Thomas Nielson Morris
Produced by Mike Clink
Courtesy of DGC Records
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Goofy and fun.
21 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

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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