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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

  • Point Break points up inherent limitations in the "star" rating system. Its purely visceral material (surf sounds, skydiving stunt work, a tough indoor shootout midway through) are first-rate. As for the tangibles that matter even more (script, acting, directorial control, credible relationships between characters), Break defies belief. Dramatically, it rivals the lowest surf yet this year. [12 July 1991, p.4D] 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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