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Point Break

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1991
  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • 116 mins
  • 18

Summary

Action thriller set among California's surfing community, starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. Novice FBI agent Johnny Utah is assigned with partner Angelo Pappas to track down a gang of four bank robbers, who carry out their raids wearing masks of former American presidents. In the belief that the gang are surfers, Utah goes under cover to learn surfing skills and encounters the mysterious Bodhi.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Kathryn Bigelow shows that the action adventure is not just the preserve of the lads in this silly but hugely enjoyable thriller. Keanu Reeves plays the young FBI agent who unsurprisingly makes a very convincing surfing dude when he goes under cover to infiltrate a gang of adrenaline junkies, headed by Patrick Swayze, suspected of carrying out a string of audacious bank robberies dressed as former US Presidents. Try to ignore the mystical claptrap and concentrate instead on Bigelow's stunningly conceived action set pieces, as well as some exhilarating skydiving and surfing scenes. For Reeves, this proved to be a dry, or more accurately wet, run for Speed, and he acquits himself reasonably well, while Swayze is terrific as the skydiving surf guru who tries to persuade the idealistic Reeves to take up a peripatetic life. The reliable supporting players include Gary Busey, John McGinley and James LeGros.

Credits

Cast

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BodhiPatrick Swayze
Johnny UtahKeanu Reeves
Angelo PappasGary Busey
TylerLori Petty
Ben HarpJohn C McGinley
RoachJames LeGros
NathanialJohn Philbin
GrommetBojesse Christopher
AlvarezJulian Reyes
BabbitDaniel Beer
RosieLee Tergesen
MargaritaGalyn Gorg
DEA agent DeetsTom Sizemore
ToneAnthony Kiedis

Crew

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DirectorKathryn Bigelow

Details

Released on
1991-11-22
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, drug abuse, nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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