Point Break is a 1991 American action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and produced by Peter Abrams and Robert L. Levy. The screenplay was written by W. Peter Iliff.
Rated: R (movie contains violence, language and brief nudity)
Run Time: 2h 2min
Release Date: July 12, 1991 (USA)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Budget: $24 Million
Box Office: $83.5 Million
Point Break stars Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John C. McGinley, James Le Gros, John Philbin, Bojesse Christopher, Daniel Beer, Chris Pedersen, Anthony Kiedis, Lee Tergesen, Sydney Walsh and Tom Sizemore.
Point Break is the story of rookie F.B.I. Special Agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) who gets partnered with with veteran agent Angelo Pappas (Gary Busey) to help investigate a string of unsolved bank robberies. The robberies are being perpetrated by a high level gang of individuals who refer to themselves as The Ex-Presidents and wear masks depicting former US presidents during their robberies.
Pappas has a theory that The Ex-Presidents are a group of surfers, and asks Utah to go undercover as a surfer. The problem is, Utah can’t surf to save his life. With the help of Tyler (Lori Petty), a competent female surfer, Utah begins to gain the respect of local surfer Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) and his group. Utah forms a close bond with Bodhi, but the relationship between Utah and Bohdi deteriorates when Utah suspects that Bodhi and his group are the Ex-Presidents.
“The beaches are always being closed because of waste spills, right? And surfers are territorial, they stick to certain breaks. If we can get some hair samples, and get a match to a certain beach, we’d know which break the Ex-Presidents surf. You buyin’ this?” – Johnny Utah
“No. But let’s do it anyway; it’ll drive Harp crazy.” – Pappas
“It’s basic dog psychology, if you scare them and get them peeing down their leg, they submit. But if you project weakness, that promotes violence, and that’s how people get hurt.” – Bodhi
“Peace, through superior firepower.” – Roach
“22 years. Man, L.A. has changed a lot during that time. The air got dirty and the sex got clean.” – Pappas
“Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.” – Bodhi
Official Movie Trailer
Patrick Swayze as Bohdi
Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah
Gary Busey as Pappas
Lori Petty as Tyler
John C. McGinley as Ben Harp
James Le Gros as Roach
John Philbin as Nathanial
Bojesse Christopher as Grommet
Daniel Beer as Babbit
Chris Pedersen as Bunker
Anthony Kiedis as Tone
Lee Tergesen as Rosie
Sydney Walsh as Miss Deer
Tom Sizemore as DEA Agent Deets