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Point Break

R| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
After a string of bizarre bank robberies in Southern California, with the crooks donning masks of various former presidents, a federal agent, Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), infiltrates the suspected gang. But this is no ordinary group of robbers. They're surfers -- led by the charismatic Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) -- who are addicted to the rush of thievery. But when Utah falls in love with a female surfer, Tyler (Lori Petty), who is close to the gang, it complicates his sense of duty.

Cast: Patrick Swayze , Keanu Reeves , Gary Busey , Lori Petty , John C. McGinley , James LeGros , John Philbin , BoJesse Christopher

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Genres: Action, Thriller

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Point Break (1991)

Release Date: July 12th, 1991|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • What saves Point Break from wipeout is Kathryn Bigelow's direction. Though the film lacks the formal beauty and allure of her Near Dark and Blue Steel, Bigelow keeps the action percolating in high style. show more

  • The dialogue stretches are just pauses between the action scenes, where the director gets to show her stuff. [12 July 1991, p.F1] show more

  • In all fairness, this swill's swells are in the action: car chases, foot chases, wipeouts, shootouts, brawls and falls -- and they're terrific. Director Kathryn Bigelow pumps up the action to, indeed, full adrenal dimension. [12 July 1991] show more

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The 'Point Break' Remake Finds Its Johnny Utah

Posted by
Tim Hayne on February 24, 2014

Getty Images The "Point Break" remake has its Johnny Utah. But you've probably never heard of him. The fresh face who will be donning a wetsuit (if the new version calls for it, that is) and a b...

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