Point Break: A Beautiful Film

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Quite remarkably, the purest action film of all time. We can guage American culture pre or post-Point Break.

Ex-Tennis Star, Thursday, 19 December 2002 02:52 (eighteen years ago) link

"Radical son-of-a-bitch" answers here.

Ex-Tennis Star, Thursday, 19 December 2002 02:54 (eighteen years ago) link

I always thought the scenes where Keanu gets hypnotized by Patrick Swayse's eyes were kinda gay. Not that Patrick doesn't have dreamy eyes. Or when they grab each other in mid-air.

Some choice quotes from Imdb.

Ben Harp: You're a real blue flame special, aren't you, son? Young, dumb and full of come, I know. What I don't know is how you got assigned here. Guess we must just have ourselves an asshole shortage, huh?
Johhny Utah: [quietly] Not so far.

[Johnny Utah and Bodhi just beat the hell out of 4 surfers]
Bodhi: This is stimulating, but we're out of here.

[Angelo Pappas is aiming the gun at a surfer]
Pappas: Speak into the microphone, squid brain!

[After a long discussion about which parachute Johnny Utah should use]
Johnny Utah: You gonna jump or jerk off?


Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Thursday, 19 December 2002 03:05 (eighteen years ago) link

"100% Pure Adrenaline!" - still makes me cringe. it's pretty much the nu-metal of movies.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 19 December 2002 03:08 (eighteen years ago) link

Bodhi also sports one of coolest mullets in the history of cinema.

Ex-Tennis Star, Thursday, 19 December 2002 03:09 (eighteen years ago) link

Spencer Chow, your comment is a very "post-Point Break" thing to say.

Ex-Tennis Star, Thursday, 19 December 2002 03:16 (eighteen years ago) link

Remember when casting people would look at Lori Petty and think "female lead"? How weird. Female lead in a hot homoerotic surf movie, maybe. I love Point Break. Doesn't Anthony Kiedis get his ass kicked at some point? Yeah!

Arthur (Arthur), Thursday, 19 December 2002 03:47 (eighteen years ago) link

Doesn't Anthony Kiedis get his ass kicked at some point? Yeah!
see, it IS the nu-metal movie!!!

and Ex-Tennis Star, we're living in a post-Point Break world.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 19 December 2002 03:52 (eighteen years ago) link

Anthony Kiedis and Warchild and Co. get their asses handed to them by Johnny Utah and the Bodhi-Satva. Then, Anthony later shoots his dumbass in the foot but he did survive the FBI raid at Warchild's house. Warchild and Co. never really understood the "spiritual" side of surfing.

Spencer Chow, yes we do.

Ex-Tennis Star, Thursday, 19 December 2002 04:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I'd nail Lori Petty! I'd rip the crotch out of that Body Glove wetsuit.

Ex-Tennis Star, Thursday, 19 December 2002 04:15 (eighteen years ago) link

Whatever happened to the days when plain-jane-types Elizabeth Perkins & Debra Winger & Margot Kidder were cast as romantic leads instead of the Wiser Best Friend or Worldly Co-Worker or Older Mother Figure (or Crazy Loon, in Ms. Kidder's case)? They're casting the same guys as they did back then (sorta) (well, not really) (OK, never mind) - show the ladies some love, damn it!

I ask because I have a crush on Bonnie Hunt right now. Back off - she's mine!

This really doesn't have much to do w/ the Mary Stuart Masterson / Lori Petty / Ally Sheedy tomboy/Peppermint-Patty-as-hetero-love-interest thing, but I just wanted to mention it. Yeah.

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 19 December 2002 05:33 (eighteen years ago) link

Demi Moore ruined it with G.I. Jane.

Ex-Tennis Star, Thursday, 19 December 2002 07:24 (eighteen years ago) link

i love this film. so many quality moments.

Utah on tailing Bodhi:
"he stops off at tower records, buys some CDs, has lunch as Patrick's Roadhouse" (hawhaw!)

Pappas on meatball sandwiches:
"Johnny! Get me two!"

Nixon:
"I am not a crook"

RHCP:
"that would be... a waste of time"
"we're just gonna fuck you up"

other quality moments:
Pappas the wax expert
"one fucking hair"
"who packed my chute?" scene
"i... am an F...B...I... agent!"

i could go on forever...

"sorry jonny, looks like you don't get to be president"

(yes, i have seen this film an unhealthy number of times)

g-kit (g-kit), Thursday, 19 December 2002 10:27 (eighteen years ago) link

great dialogue...not. action movies are up there with seinfeld in their suckiness, vin deisel especially and keanu couldn't even articulate woooh, they had to redub it.

Queen G (Queeng), Thursday, 19 December 2002 11:46 (eighteen years ago) link

bah! how dare anyone trash this film.

Patrick's Roadhouse! DO YOU SEE??

g-kit (g-kit), Thursday, 19 December 2002 12:06 (eighteen years ago) link

Great flick. Can't say enough about it.

Chris V. (Chris V), Thursday, 19 December 2002 12:43 (eighteen years ago) link

Great flick. Can't say enough about it.

yay! let's start a self-help group, we seem to be the minority.

g-kit (g-kit), Thursday, 19 December 2002 15:04 (eighteen years ago) link

I learned how to do body shots with chicks from Bohdi.

Chris V. (Chris V), Thursday, 19 December 2002 15:06 (eighteen years ago) link

Point Break vs. Top Gun????

Hmm, this is a tough choice for me.

Chris V. (Chris V), Thursday, 19 December 2002 15:07 (eighteen years ago) link

Point Break, for sure. Would Tom Cruise or Val Kilmer actually do their own skydiving scenes like Patrick Swayze. Don't forget Gary Busey's Angelo. He is way cooler than Anthony Edwards as a sidekick. Top Gun has some classic one-liners but you could turn some scenes in Point Break into songs. Edge: Point Break.

Ex-Tennis Star, Thursday, 19 December 2002 15:47 (eighteen years ago) link

"well the list is long and distinguished...."

"yeah so is my johnson"

Chris V. (Chris V), Thursday, 19 December 2002 15:58 (eighteen years ago) link

bbbbut, the scene with "Take My Breath Away" is grebt.

Chris V. (Chris V), Thursday, 19 December 2002 16:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Where is Keanu these days? He's a bad actor, but in a way I find completely inoffensive. He's also so very cute. No matter how buff he gets, he still seems all sweet and submissive. And such pretty eyes. *swoons*

Sean (Sean), Thursday, 19 December 2002 16:02 (eighteen years ago) link

four months pass...
revive. I watched this masterpiece the other night for the 100th time. Its got it all, action, drama, whoa's, Lupton Pitman, Anthony Kiedis, Bunker Weiss and Angelo. Kick ass.

I'd nail Lori Petty! I'd rip the crotch out of that Body Glove wetsuit.

Wonderful

Chris V. (Chris V), Thursday, 8 May 2003 15:25 (eighteen years ago) link

action movies are up there with seinfeld in their suckiness

I usually hate American bravado, but this statement makes me want to kick some commie faggot ass.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Thursday, 8 May 2003 15:33 (eighteen years ago) link

I would say that most action movies barely approach Seinfeld in suckiness.

amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 8 May 2003 15:35 (eighteen years ago) link

this movie and the dialogue quoted herein (esp. g-kit's) rule. i should be disturbed by the number of swayze movies i like. maybe he's the BAD (as in Paul Fussell) generation's gene kelly. i'm not sure what basis i have for his aesthetic distinction, but don't be lumping ally sheedy in with MSM (eh) or Lori Petty (meh). is californication a post-point break record?

gabbneb (gabbneb), Friday, 9 May 2003 01:22 (eighteen years ago) link

this film is kinda v. bad. and the acting is the worst thing about.

the "guy's waxing his mustache on the beach..." conjecture is really funny, though.

RJG (RJG), Friday, 9 May 2003 01:31 (eighteen years ago) link

should be "this" aesthetic distinction, not "his"

gabbneb (gabbneb), Friday, 9 May 2003 01:33 (eighteen years ago) link

one year passes...
on tv again last night. of course i watched it. I still can't get over the fact that Utah doesn't shoot The Swayze after he chases him down that waterway thingy when he's got him in his sights and stuck on the fence. I mean is it whats underneath the mask? That wet poodle Swayze wears on his head throughout the film? I mean Utah, this guy used to fuck your girlfriend and now he wants to kill her. Shoot the fucking guy.

Chris 'The Velvet Bingo' V (Chris V), Friday, 4 June 2004 10:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Spencer's right, but it's still a blast to watch. Awesome movie.

Fr4ncis W4tlingt0n (Francis Watlington), Friday, 4 June 2004 11:25 (seventeen years ago) link

"guy's waxing his mustache on the beach..."

arf. cinematic history was made with this theory.
possilby.

"takes it off with his shoe.."

g-kit (g-kit), Friday, 4 June 2004 12:16 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
Point Break LIVE

gabbneb (gabbneb), Friday, 24 February 2006 20:54 (fifteen years ago) link

holy. SHIT.

Allyzay Rofflesberger (allyzay), Friday, 24 February 2006 21:09 (fifteen years ago) link

I am DYING to see "absurdist" on-stage surfing.

Paunchy Stratego (kenan), Friday, 24 February 2006 21:10 (fifteen years ago) link

Best of all, the starring role of Keanu will be selected at random from the audience each night, and will read their entire script off of cue-cards!

Allyzay Rofflesberger (allyzay), Friday, 24 February 2006 21:14 (fifteen years ago) link

Fuck, and I thought the Road House musical was the be-all end-all.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 24 February 2006 21:14 (fifteen years ago) link

argh Tom and I will be in NYC March 17 but I don't think by 8:30pm :( :( :(

Allyzay Rofflesberger (allyzay), Friday, 24 February 2006 21:14 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh I was so fucking crushed when that came to town and I missed it.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Friday, 24 February 2006 21:15 (fifteen years ago) link

x-post -- I will pay money if you get there early enough to take the role of Keanu.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 24 February 2006 21:15 (fifteen years ago) link

I WOULD LOVE TO

Allyzay Rofflesberger (allyzay), Friday, 24 February 2006 21:18 (fifteen years ago) link

I like the scene where Angie Dickenson pounds mercilessly on Lee Marvin, but it doesn't even budge him - he literally doesn't blink - and she wears herself out and collapses on the floor.

What?

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Saturday, 25 February 2006 00:31 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...

i have somehow never seen this all the way through until tonight

"i would eat these out of a rhinosaurus's ass"

latebloomer, Friday, 10 August 2007 04:16 (thirteen years ago) link

"I..am an F-B-I AGENT"

latebloomer, Friday, 10 August 2007 04:16 (thirteen years ago) link

once again:

http://www.365halloween.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/ex-presidents1.jpg

Eisbaer, Friday, 10 August 2007 04:51 (thirteen years ago) link

;_P

Eisbaer, Friday, 10 August 2007 04:51 (thirteen years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Expresidents.jpg

:-)

Eisbaer, Friday, 10 August 2007 04:56 (thirteen years ago) link

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/ce/Expresidents.jpg

Eisbaer, Friday, 10 August 2007 04:57 (thirteen years ago) link

wow never noticed that patrick's roadhouse thing.

pisces, Friday, 10 August 2007 15:11 (thirteen years ago) link

this is my favorite keanu movie, and that's saying a lot

max, Friday, 10 August 2007 15:13 (thirteen years ago) link

There's so many holes it's not worth seriously thinking about them. It's a movie, a ridiculous movie at that. This is not a bad thing.

krakow, Tuesday, 29 September 2009 21:25 (eleven years ago) link

Next Of Kin, lest we forget

do you want to be happier? (whatever), Tuesday, 29 September 2009 21:27 (eleven years ago) link

this movie and the dialogue quoted herein (esp. g-kit's) rule. i should be disturbed by the number of swayze movies i like. maybe he's the BAD (as in Paul Fussell) generation's gene kelly. i'm not sure what basis i have for his aesthetic distinction, but don't be lumping ally sheedy in with MSM (eh) or Lori Petty (meh). is californication a post-point break record?
― gabbneb (gabbneb), Thursday, May 8, 2003 9:22 PM (6 years ago) Bookmark

this post is the best justification ever for ILX's suggest-ban system -- what a douchetard.

crack?!? wow, maybe they can have china white later! (Eisbaer), Saturday, 10 October 2009 10:43 (eleven years ago) link

I have yet to see solid justification for ILX's suggest ban system. That post is nonsense, is all.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Saturday, 10 October 2009 11:15 (eleven years ago) link

ha that post kinda rules

butt sound insanity (gbx), Saturday, 10 October 2009 15:23 (eleven years ago) link

Had this outta the library for a week. Didn't watch it.

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 10 October 2009 15:41 (eleven years ago) link

Well, you gave yourself a fair chance to watch it. What else can you do?

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Saturday, 10 October 2009 15:48 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

Oh wow, I didn't know Concrete Blonde was on the soundtrack.

Still, it's hilariously easy to spot the exact moments where Adam Carolla or somebody would go off on eviscerating how stupid this movie gets.

kingfish, Friday, 27 November 2009 08:06 (eleven years ago) link

Sequel?

When Billy Dalton, military special ops and star surfer, is disqualified from the pro-surfing tour, he takes off for the coast of Bali looking for the perfect wave. While there hes recruited by a private security force who are trying to find a gang known as The Bush Administration, surfing outlaws and modern day pirates who work like The Ex-Presidents, a bank robbing crew from Malibu twenty years ago.

I'm guessing this might not be quite such a beautiful film.

the acquired taste that is howard wolowitz (Ned Trifle II), Friday, 27 November 2009 08:25 (eleven years ago) link

Kenan thanks for those youtube links. Shipsterns..

"I get through more mojitos.." (bear, bear, bear), Friday, 27 November 2009 22:55 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UwxGISyRSY

the best thing about the movie IMO.

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 28 November 2009 09:47 (eleven years ago) link

six months pass...
one year passes...

watched this thanks to the action movies thread, so good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVQ6Qp7DPnU

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 11 March 2012 04:12 (nine years ago) link

three years pass...

is this the thread where we discuss POINT BREAK 2015: THE EXTREMENING?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncvFAm4kYCo

resulting post (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 01:03 (six years ago) link

Ha, James LeGros is in both versions.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 01:16 (six years ago) link

wat why

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 01:21 (six years ago) link

geez i dont even like the first cheesefest that much except for the gay vibes, but really low to try this

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 01:26 (six years ago) link

where the fuck are the chili peppers

adam, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 01:43 (six years ago) link

just tell us which alt-rock singer gets the shit beat out of him xpost

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 01:44 (six years ago) link

aging out of their youthful unattractiveness

xp

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 01:46 (six years ago) link

well that trailer showed a bit too much didn't it, we now know how shit its going to be already

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 02:08 (six years ago) link

the directors name is "Ericson Core"!

and the screenwriter (who also wrote the "Total Recall" remake) looks like this:

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjI2MjQ3MDU0Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODY3NTcxOA@@._V1_SY317_CR1,0,214,317_AL_.jpg

surely this will be a masterpiece.

he quipped with heat (amateurist), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 02:49 (six years ago) link

i like the original movie well enough, but jesus christ on a cracker keanu reeves cannot line read.

he quipped with heat (amateurist), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 02:50 (six years ago) link

listen to those lines when you can look at 28yo Keanu? i didnt hear most of em.

this is the original's writer:

http://www.cinefamilia.net/images/casting/160x206/WPeterIliff.jpg

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 02:55 (six years ago) link

need to work on my Ericson Core

Edgar Ramirez is a babe, obviously, but that Johnny Utah is some unknown lame-o

"extreme athletes," KISS MY ASS

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:02 (six years ago) link

so does everyone in PB now look like Gary Busey did then?

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:03 (six years ago) link

Eriscon Core was dp on the Mel Gibson remake of Point BLANK.

Coincidence???

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:04 (six years ago) link

man, it's getting tougher and tougher to remember how amazing Edgar Ramirez was in Carlos

fuck me, archipelago (Simon H.), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:05 (six years ago) link

haven't seen him in anything since except the functional role in Zero Dark Bullshit.

He's in a Roberto Duran biopic soon... with deNiro as the trainer.

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:12 (six years ago) link

that pic of the writer of the remake isn't showing up for me so i looked him up and feel it is important to share (again)

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/wennpic/kurt-wimmer-premiere-total-recall-01.jpg

Merdeyeux, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:15 (six years ago) link

Usher as Sugar Ray Leonard in the Duran movie yoo

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:17 (six years ago) link

no Merd, mine is the ORIGINAL bandanna-and-cigar writer

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:18 (six years ago) link

xxpost extreme scripting

resulting post (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 05:35 (six years ago) link

for all the exxxtreme-to-the-maxxxx action on display in this trailer i bet there's nothing as exciting as the sequence in the original where keanu chases swayze on foot over fences and thru alleys and houses, which remains fucking amazing

also this luke bracey guy does an amazing job of sucking the life from the screen every time he appears on it

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 13:23 (six years ago) link

i think my first mobile phone was an ericsson core btw

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 13:23 (six years ago) link

swayze at one point throws a pit bull at keanu, which almost makes up for zero dark

adam, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 13:40 (six years ago) link

he does! at 1:53 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=113&v=kmvXdUaUqgA

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 13:45 (six years ago) link

ha! i forgot about the projectile pit bull.

as i recall that chase just goes on forever and it's great.

he quipped with heat (amateurist), Thursday, 28 May 2015 03:33 (six years ago) link

watched this tonight, man I forgot how stupid the second half is. it's about on par with a 70s doctor who episode in terms of plot.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Thursday, 28 May 2015 03:42 (six years ago) link

that was a first-rate chase

and yes it is deeply stupid, but not pernicious

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 28 May 2015 04:26 (six years ago) link

(unless yer a Buddhist perhaps)

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 28 May 2015 04:26 (six years ago) link

some of the dialogue is kind of pernicious. it's pretty much an exercise in exuberance and style, and everything else is just wasted motion.

he quipped with heat (amateurist), Friday, 29 May 2015 19:45 (six years ago) link

scheduled to be released on December 25

this remake looks like shit but 20 y.o. me would have loved spending Christmas watching the original

is going to the cinema on Christmas Day a thing in the US? i think they're maybe closed for the day in the UK

read today that the rock wants to star in a remake of big trouble in little china, confirming my suspicions that hollywood is attempting to fuck with all the movies i loved as a 15-year-old

bizarro gazzara, Tuesday, 2 June 2015 14:20 (six years ago) link

Christmas is still a massive movie-going day in the US, as is Thanksgiving. A great way to pass a couple hours with family; nobody is allowed to talk.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 2 June 2015 14:22 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

Release date: 30 years ago today

Ned Raggett, Monday, 12 July 2021 20:09 (two weeks ago) link

First movie I ever saw when I was high. Freaked out inside when Utah almost got his head shoved in the lawnmower.

I just googled when it was released on VHS and one of the questions google suggested was, "is Point Break based on a true story?"

Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu Rob Thomas (PBKR), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 12:00 (two weeks ago) link

I just caught the second half of this last night. Loling at the part where the Ex-Presidents are so radical that when it comes time to make a bonfire, they don't open the container of lighter fluid, but stick a butterfly knife in it. Seems like a terrible bonfire/great way to set yourself on fire.

Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu Rob Thomas (PBKR), Monday, 19 July 2021 19:30 (one week ago) link

That's how you know they mean it.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 July 2021 19:36 (one week ago) link


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