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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

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

Runtime:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

To get close-ups of the actors during the skydiving sequences, a crane rig with a telescoping arm was built for each actor. The rigs enabled the cast to say their lines while the camera shot them from below to achieve the sense of floating while skydiving. See more »

Goofs

The video footage of Rosie holding Tyler captive is very shaky, yet the camera is steady when he shows himself holding it in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

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

In the Canada version, approximately two seconds were cut when Utah was talking to Harp in Harp's office. See more »

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An action movie with a heart.
20 July 2017 | by neonvandalSee all my reviews

Loved this movie from the day i first watched it -Inspired me to just to live your life the way you want. This is essentially the journey that Utah takes in this movie. Bodhi and the gang are not cardboard cutout baddies, they are actual the kind of guys you wanna hang with ( for the most part!) Katheryn Bigelow brought both a slightly mocking, but also a great sensitivity to the relationships in this movie, that the turd of a remake completely missed.Lori Petty also was brilliant as the no BS surf girl. who Keanu falls for (literally!). But of course, it was Patrick Swazye, who stole this movie with his brilliant portrayal of the surf guru Bodhi - He was the spiritual center of the gang, and even though he lost his way at the end - He still had some honour. Contrast that with the stiff at the FBI ( With the notable exception of the hilarious Angelo Pappas ( Gary Busey y'all!!),and you can see why Utah was conflicted - All in all a great action film, that has some real depth, and great (Corona accompanied) rewatch value.


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