Who doesn’t know the legendary surf film Point Break? A guy named Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) come fresh from the university to FBI and gets a hard case to crack. A gang called Ex Presidents has robbed one bank after another and no one was able to come close to them. It turns out the gang is a bunch of surfers headed by Bodhi (Patrick Swayze). Mr. Utah infiltrates the gang and starts surfing and you can see where this leads…
Ben Harp (FBI chief): Special agent Utah! This is not some job, flipping burgers at the local drive-in! Yes! – your surf board bothers me! Yes! – your approach to this whole damn case bothers me! And yes! – YOU BOTHER ME! And Pappas! Oh, for the love of Christ. How the hell did I even let you talk me into this whole bone-headed idea to begin with.
Pappas(Johnny’s partner): Harp! We are working under-cover. It takes time. We’ve produced a few…
Ben Harp: NO! No no no no no no NO! Let me tell you what you’ve produced… Over the last two weeks, you two have produced exactly squat! SQUAT! During which time the ex-presidents have robbed two more banks. Now for Christ’s sake, does either one of you have anything even remotely interesting to tell me?[brief pause]
Johnny Utah: I caught my first tube today… Sir. (taken from point break quotes on imdb)
That’s it, when you start surfing all other things fade in comparison… :)
At the end the justice is served and all the gang members are dead or serving time. Well mostly they are dead. Except the Bodhi. Johnny catches Bodhi at Bells Beach in Australia just in time for the big 50 year storm. The biggest surf this planet has ever seen. Bodhi paddles (no tow in at that time) into a big one, falls and..? DID BODHI DIE?
Actually it was another guy who took the fall. The stunt double that threw himself into that wave was Derrick Doerner. The scene was filmed on the North Shore of Oahu (I’m not sure which surf spot).
Point Break II
It looks like the Point Break will have an Asian-based sequel that will be written and directed by Peter Iliff, who wrote the first movie. After 16 years it looks like we will get an answer to the question – Did Bodhy survive?
The story of the Point Break sequel goes something like this – an ex pro surfer joins US Navy and is sent to find a criminal gang in South-East Asia. Cant wait :)!