Point Break is a 1991 American action-crime film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by W. Peter Iliff. It stars Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty and Gary Busey. During its theatrical run, the film grossed over USD 83. 5 million, and has since gained a cult following. It also spawned a remake that was released in 2015 to negative reviews, though it has since become a cult favorite.
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Point Break is a 1991 American action-crime film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by W. Peter Iliff. It stars Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty and Gary Busey. The film’s title refers to the surfing term ‘point break’, where a wave breaks as it hits a point of land jutting out from the coastline. In the film, Reeves plays an undercover FBI agent tasked with investigating the identities of a group of bank robbers. He develops a complex relationship with the group’s leader, Bodhi, who is also a surfer. During its theatrical run, the film grossed over USD 83. 5 million, and has since gained a cult following. It was re-released on Blu-ray on June 14, 2011; it also spawned a remake that was released in 2015 to negative reviews. The remake was released to poor reviews and was not a box-office success, though it has since become a cult favorite. The sequel, Point Break 2, was released on November 14, 2015. The movie is based on the novel by John McWhorter and was written by John O’Neill. It is about a gang of robbers who wear rubber masks of Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Jimmy Carter, and are gone within ninety seconds. The gang is revealed to be the \”Ex-Presidents\”, and Utah goes undercover to infiltrate the surfing community. Utah finds himself increasingly drawn to the surfers’ adrenaline-charged lifestyle and Bodhi’s philosophies, and Tyler Endicott, the orphaned surfer who teaches him to surf.
Utah is blackmailed into participating in the Ex-Pres Presidents’ last bank robbery of the summer. Utah and Pappas lead an FBI raid on another gang of surfers, resulting in the deaths of two of them. The raid inadvertently ruins a DEA undercover operation, as those surfers were wanted for separate charges, but they are disproven to beThe gang is confirmed that Bodhi and his gang are the ex-presidents. Bodhi recruits Utah into going skydiving with theGroup and he accepts. After the jump, he reveals that he knows Utah is an FBI agent and has arranged for his friend Rosie, a non-surfing thug, to hold Tyler hostage. Utah jumps from the plane with Bodhi’s gun and intercepts him, allowing Bodhi to land safely. After Utah’s knee injury flares up, he gives up and leaves the plane to take the blame, leaving the other surfers to take out their parachutes and put the blame on their intended drop zone. During a shootout, Roach and Nathanial are killed and Roach is seriously injured, but Bodhi gives Utah his gun and allows Utah to jump out again. The group are initially wary of Utah, but accept him when Bodhi recognizes him as the former college football star. Utah begins to suspect that they are the ‘ex-President’ and joins the FBI.
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