A rash of daring bank robberies erupt in which the bad guys all wear the masks of worse guys--former presidents (nice touch). Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), an impossibly named former football star who blew out his knee and became a studly crime-busting fed instead, figures out that none of the heists occur during surfing season and all of them occur when, so to speak, surf's down. So obviously, he reasons, we're dealing with some surfer-dude bank robbers. He goes undercover with just such a group, led by a very spiritual, very guru-type guy played by Patrick Swayze,... who has some muddled philosophies when it comes to materialism. If you can buy all that, this efficiently directed (by Kathryn Bigelow) action flick has some diverting moments (credit it, for example, for anticipating the extreme-sports fad). But Reeves' intelligent-sounding lines don't make him seem remotely intelligent and that plot makes him look positively brilliant. --David Kronke [show more]
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Experience the ultimate rush with the relentless thrills and breathtaking action photography of Point Break. Keanu Reeves stars as Johnny Utah, a clean-cut FBI rookie assigned to track down a gang of bank robbers operating in Southern California. Since his partner (Gary Busey) is convinced that the robbers are surfers, Johnny decides to go undercover in the maverick world of surfing. He soon meets Bohdi (Patrick Swayze), a charismatic adrenaline junkie who'll do anything for a thrill..perhaps even rob banks. As the two become friends Johnny falls under the dangerous influence of Bohdi. He becomes addicted to the endless days of surfing and reckless nights of partying, and even gets involved with Bohdi's ex-girlfriend (Lori Petty). As Johnny gets closer to cracking the case, he learns the truth of Bohdi's most important lesson - if you want the ultimate thrill, you have to pay the ultimate price. Actors Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John C. McGinley, James LeGros, Bojesse Christopher & Anthony Kiedis Director Kathryn Bigelow Certificate 15 years and over Year 1991 Screen Widescreen 16:9 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1) Additional Languages Castilian Spanish ; French ; German ; Italian Subtitles Dutch ; English ; French ; Castilian Spanish ; English for the hearing impaired ; German for the hearing impaired ; Italian for the hearing impaired Closed Captions Yes Duration 1 hour and 57 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.
Young FBI agent Utah (Keanu Reeves) must track down a four-man bank robbery team who wear masks depicting the features of ex-US Presidents Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. Suspecting them to be surfers, the agent sets about infiltrating the surfing community, and becomes a little too close to the adrenalin junkies to be objective. With Patrick Swayze as the main suspect, and Gary Busey as Utah's more experienced partner.