In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
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
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Pappas' (Gary Busey's) handgun is an older model two inch Charter Arm's Undercover .38 special. See more »
After the foot chase Johnny hurts his knee and is later shown with it strapped and he is unable to stand properly on it. After the first skydive he gets into the back of a van in a crouching position, but shows no discomfort, despite not being able to stand on the knee only a few hours earlier. See more »
[Agent Utah finishes his gun range test]
100%, Utah. Good job!
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The scene when the raid on the house occurs, an FBI is stabbed in the back by a naked woman and she ran around a little more. This scene was cut down to show her only stabbing the FBI agent for television releases. See more »
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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