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and great action that has been copied since
on October 19, 2015
Kathryn Bigelow [Strange Days (1995), Hurt Locker (2008), Zero Dark Thirty (2012)] directs this timeless classic. Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and green FBI agent, who’s teamed up with Pappas (Gary Busey) in the bank robbery division of Los Angeles. They are after the ex-presidents, who have eluded the the FBI for years. Pappas believes they are surfers and Utah goes undercover, where he falls for Tyler (Lori Petty also seen in Tank Girl, 1995) and befriends the endless summer living and point break catching, Bodhi (Patrick Swayze). Filled with a unique plot, surfing, skydiving, and great action that has been copied since, like the foot chase of Utah and Bodhi over fences and through the neighborhoods, and has gone on to be a cult classic. Although unbelievable at times, like Utah devoting his career to finding Bodhi and some of the FBI protocol, and has some cheesy but quotable line, it’s gripping and suspenseful down to the last scene. If you haven’t seen it, you may have been living under a rock for the past two decades. It’s definitely worth watching over and over with classic lines and characters.