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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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Kathryn Bigelow

Writers:

Rick King (story), W. Peter Iliff (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Julian Reyes ... Alvarez
Daniel Beer ... Babbit
Chris Pedersen ... Bunker
Vincent Klyn Vincent Klyn ... Warchild
Anthony Kiedis ... Tone
Dave Olson Dave Olson ... Archbold
Lee Tergesen ... 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Point Break: 100% Pure Adrenaline! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny Utah See more »

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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby SR (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

U.S. rentals for the film grossed twenty million dollars. Worldwide rentals were much higher. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny tackled Bohdi at the gas station they both landed in the fire, when Johnny turned on the ground you could see black burn marks on the back of his shirt. A few moments later the back of Johnny's shirt was as good as new with no burn mark's on it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shooting Instructor: [Agent Utah finishes his gun range test] 100%, Utah. Good job!
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Alternate Versions

The 15-rated UK cinema version was trimmed by 25 secs to obtain the lower rating by the BBFC. There were five cuts to remove bullet impacts, cuts to shots of a naked woman being fired at during the house raid and several cuts to remove aggressive strong language. The cuts were restored the following year when the distributors opted for an 18 certificate for the video release. This same cut was resubmitted in 2011 and received a 15 certificate. See more »

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Soundtracks

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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User Reviews

 
How can you not like this film...
27 September 2006 | by gbenson20See all my reviews

OK, sure it is just a big action film with a flimsy script and crazy stunts but.... it is filmed so great. It feels so summer in Cali. It makes you want to forget your blah zaa blah job, move to the beach and surf your azz off and have summer bonfires all night and party the night away. I have been reading others comments on why they can't understand the guilty pleasure about this movie.... Duh that's the whole idea. Yes you can like movies that have you thinking about this and that at the end. You can have movies that astound you. And of course you can have movies that can make you feel like you had a great F'N experience. This is what this movie is. Eat your popcorn. Dive into it AND have a great time. Who cares about the social impact. Enjoy it and think about this. Sex Wax! If it's in the movie, it's a FUN movie! Holla


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