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Peter Iliff. It stars Patrick SwayzeKeanu ReevesLori Petty and Gary Buseyand 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. The film features Reeves as an undercover FBI agent tasked with investigating the identities of a group of bank robbers, who then develops a complex relationship with the group's leader.
Development of Point Break began inwhen Iliff wrote an initial treatment for the film. Bigelow soon developed the script with husband James Cameronand filming took place Act III - Dr Joseph Parry* - Blodwen years later.
Point Break opened to generally positive critical reception, with critics praising the relationship between Reeves and Swayze. Johnsonand Jimmy Carter to disguise their true identities. They raid only the cash drawers in banks—never going for the vault—and are always out within 90 seconds.
Pursuing Pappas's theory that the criminals are surfers, Utah goes undercover to infiltrate The Original Point Blank* - Just Another Day In Da Hood surfing community. He fabricates a personal family tragedy to persuade orphaned surfer Tyler Endicott to teach him to surf, after she saves him from drowning during his first attempt at surfing.
Through her, he meets Bodhi, the charismatic The Original Point Blank* - Just Another Day In Da Hood of a gang of surfers consisting of Roach, Grommet, and Nathaniel. The group are initially wary of Utah, but accept him when Bodhi recognizes him as the former college football star. As he masters surfing, Utah finds himself increasingly drawn to the surfers' adrenaline-charged lifestyle, Bodhi's philosophies, and Tyler.
Following a clue retrieved by analyzing toxins found in the hair of one of the bank robbers, Utah and Pappas lead an FBI raid on another gang of surfers, resulting in the deaths of two of them.
Despite their criminal records, these surfers turn out to not be the Ex-Presidents and the raid inadvertently ruins a DEA undercover operation. Watching Bodhi's group surfing, Utah begins to suspect that they are the "Ex-Presidents", noting how close a group they are and the way one of them moons everyone in the same manner one of the robbers does when leaving a bank.
Utah and Pappas stake out a bank and the Ex-Presidents appear. While wearing a Reagan mask, the gang leader implied to be Bodhi leads Utah on a foot chase through the neighborhood, which ends when Utah's old knee injury flares up after jumping into an aqueduct. Despite having a clear shot, Utah does not shoot and the leader escapes.
At a campfire that night, it is confirmed that Bodhi and his gang are the Ex-Presidents. Tyler discovers Utah's FBI badge and angrily terminates their relationship after briefly holding him at gunpoint. Shortly afterwards, Bodhi aggressively recruits Utah into going skydiving with the group and he accepts. After the jump, Bodhi 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 is blackmailed into participating in the Ex-Presidents' last bank robbery of the summer. As a result, Grommet, along with an off-duty police officer and a bank guard—who both attempt to foil the robbery—are killed. Outraged by Grommet's death, Bodhi knocks Utah out and leaves the scene. Defying their superior who arrests Utah for armed robbery, Pappas and Utah head to the airport where Bodhi, Roach, and Nathaniel are about to leave for Mexico.
During a shootout, Pappas and Nathaniel are killed and Roach is seriously wounded. With Roach aboard, Bodhi forces Utah onto the plane at gunpoint. Once airborne and over their intended drop zone, Bodhi and Roach put on their parachutes and jump from the plane, leaving Utah to take the blame. With no other parachutes available, Utah jumps from the plane with Bodhi's gun and intercepts him.
After landing safely, Utah's knee gives out again, allowing Bodhi to escape Utah's grasp. Bodhi meets with Rosie and releases Tyler, who reunites with Utah.
Roach dies of his wounds, and Bodhi and Rosie leave with the money. Nine months later, Utah tracks Bodhi to Bells Beach in VictoriaAustraliawhere a record storm is producing lethal waves. This is an event Bodhi had talked about experiencing, calling it the "Year Storm". Utah attempts to bring Bodhi into custody, but Bodhi refuses. During a brawl in the surf, Utah manages to handcuff himself to Bodhi, who begs Utah to release him so he can ride the once-in-a-lifetime wave.
Knowing Bodhi will not come back alive, Utah releases him, bids him farewell, and sees him step towards the wave. While the authorities watch Bodhi surf to his death, Utah walks away, throwing his FBI badge into the ocean. Four years later, after acquiring the screenplay, the producers of Point Break began looking for a director.
At the time, executive producer James Cameron was married to director Kathryn Bigelowwho had just completed Blue Steel and was looking for her next project. Peter Iliff is credited for the screenplay, but Cameron has said that he did a considerable amount of writing with Bigelow for the final film. However, Jim Morrison 's lyrics had nothing to do with the film and so that title was also rejected.
It was not until halfway through filming that Point Break became the film's title because of its relevance to surfing. Reeves liked the name of his character, as it reminded him of star athletes like Johnny Unitas and Joe Montana. After a while everything becomes a game.
He becomes as amoral as any criminal. He loses the difference between right and wrong. Two months before filming, Lori PettyReeves and Swayze trained The Original Point Blank* - Just Another Day In Da Hood former world-class professional surfer Dennis Jarvis on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. For many of the surfing scenes, he refused to use a stunt double as he never had one for fight scenes or car chases. He also did the skydiving scenes himself and the film's aerial jump instructor Jim Wallace found that he was a natural and took to it right away.
This edition was limited to 2, units and features 65 minutes of score with liner notes by Dan Goldwasser that incorporate comments from both Bigelow and Isham. It is now out of print. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film three-and-a-half stars out of four and wrote "Bigelow is an interesting director for this material.
She is interested in the ways her characters live dangerously for philosophical reasons. They aren't men of action, but men of thought who choose action as a way of expressing their beliefs.
Reeves, who displays considerable discipline and range. He moves easily between the buttoned-down demeanor that suits a police procedural story and the loose-jointed manner of his comic roles. The film turns reckless athletic valor into a new form of aristocracy. In his review for The Original Point Blank* - Just Another Day In Da Hood Washington PostHal Hinson wrote "A lot of what Bigelow puts up on the screen bypasses the brain altogether, plugging directly into our viscera, our gut.
The surfing scenes in particular are majestically powerful, even awe-inspiring. Bigelow's picture is a feast for the eyes, but we watch movies with more than our eyes.
She seduces us, then asks us to be bimbos. But Ali (Dub Mix) - Denis ODonnell - Ali her, Point Break would be no more than an excuse to ogle pretty boys in wet suits.
USA Today gave the film two out of four stars and Mike Clark wrote "Its purely visceral material surf Castilian Drums - The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Countdown Time In Outer Space, skydiving stunt work, The Original Point Blank* - Just Another Day In Da Hood tough indoor shootout midway through are first-rate.
As for the tangibles that matter even more script, acting, directorial control, credible relationships between charactersBreak defies belief. Dramatically, it rivals the lowest surf yet this year. Looks 10, Brains The Original Point Blank* - Just Another Day In Da Hood . Critics have commented on the central 'buddy' relationship of Bodhi and Johnny,  and on the unusually equal dynamic in the romantic relationship of Tyler and Johnny which Bigelow changed Peter Iliff's original script to create ; Tyler is a "muscled, brash waitress with an androgynous name Tyler and physical features," and Johnny's "feminine edges nudge in nicely to her masculine ones.
In nearly every scene they share, they are portrayed by the camera as equals. Entertainment Weekly gave it a "B" rating and wrote, "The making-of docs at their best discussing Swayze's extracurricular skydiving—that really is him doing the Adios, amigo fall will leave you hanging. In it, Utah jumps out of a plane without a parachute to catch Bodhi and rescue Tyler.
Utah catches up with Bodhi and holds a gun to his head. However, Bodhi refuses to pull the rip cord and Utah must decide between dropping his gun so he can hold on and pull the rip cord or letting the two fall to the ground.
The A. Club referred to the film as a 'cult favorite', and mentioned the 'wild mish-mash' of acting styles and its 'homoerotic undertones'  while The Daily Telegraph wrote that the film "certainly qualified as a cult favourite. The film inspired a piece of cult theater, Point Break Live! The new "Keanu" reads all of his or her lines from cue-cards for the duration of Temptations - Bad Assid - Dead Beat show, "to capture the rawness of a Keanu Reeves performance even from those who generally think themselves incapable of acting.
Point Break was referenced in Hot Fuzzwhere the scene of Utah emptying his magazine into the sky in frustration is watched by the lead characters and later re-enacted by Nick Frost 's character. The scene was also tested by the Discovery Channel series MythBusters. It was determined that Utah and Bodhi would not have been able to free-fall for 90 seconds as in the filmnor would they have been able to hold a conversation in mid-air.
However, it was determined that, by streamlining his body, Utah Scherzo: Allegro Vivace - Franz Schubert - Seth Carlin With Maryse Carlin - Sonata In A Major, Opus have conceivably caught up with Bodhi after jumping from the plane.
In a discussion on the benefits of surfing and the connection of surfers to the universe, the character Dr. Larry Fleinhardt quotes Timothy Leary. In response, the character Colby Granger retorts: "It's dancing with the universe. Patrick Swayze? Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the film. For the remake, see Point Break film. For other uses, see Point Break disambiguation. Theatrical release poster. Peter Abrams Robert L.
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