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Point Break (1991)

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Point Break
Movie poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Release Date 1991
Language English
Studio Largo Entertainment
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Johnny Utah Keanu Reeves
Bodhi Patrick Swayze
F.B.I. Special Agent Angelo Pappas Gary Busey
Tyler Endicott Lori Petty
FBI Director Ben Harp John C. McGinley
Roach James LeGros
Warchild Vincent Klyn
Bunker Chris Pedersen
DEA Agent Deets Tom Sizemore
Tone Anthony Kiedis

Point Break is a 1991 action film starring Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah, a former college football quarterback and young FBI agent who goes undercover into the Southern California surfing community in order to root out a bank robbery crew known as the "Ex-Presidents", who bear characteristics of the culture. Patrick Swayze co-stars as Bohdi, an experienced surfer who develops a friendship with Utah. The film was directed by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and was executive produced by James Cameron. A feature film remake starring Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey was released in 2015.

The following weapons were used in the film Point Break (1991):



SIG-Sauer P226

FBI Special Agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) carries a 9x19mm SIG-Sauer P226 as his FBI-issued sidearm throughout the movie. At the time Point Break was filmed, the P226 and the more compact SIG-Sauer P228 were just coming into service as the new FBI-issue sidearms, after the 10mm Smith & Wesson 1076 proved to be too unwieldy for the Bureau's purposes. In one of the film's most memorable scenes, Utah rolls onto his back and empties his P226 into the air after he is unwilling to shoot Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) and lets him escape. This scene was parodied in the film Hot Fuzz.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Special Agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) qualifies with his SIG-Sauer P226 in the opening of the film.
Johnny Utah aims his P226 at Bodhi.
An extreme close-up of the P226's muzzle.
Unwilling to shoot Bodhi, Utah rolls onto his back and fires his P226 into the air in anger. In this shot, it's possible to see that the exposed top of the P226's barrel has been filed down (a modification made for the pistol to cycle blanks). This scene was later parodied in the film Hot Fuzz.
The silhouette of a P226.
Tyler Endicott (Lori Petty) holds the P226.
Utah reaches for his P226 when Bodhi and his gang show up at his house.

Freedom Arms Model 83

Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) carries a Freedom Arms Model 83 single-action revolver in .454 Casull as his weapon of choice in the film. At the time this film was released, this was the most powerful production revolver available.

Freedom Arms Model 83 - .454 Casull
Bodhi (with a Ronald Reagan mask on) covers the bank with his Freedom Arms Model 83 revolver in the climax.
Bodhi prepares to fire upon the off-duty cop with his Model 83.
When the pilot complains, Bodhi holds his Model 83 on him.
A closer view of the Model 83's barrel. Just look at that enormous cylinder!
In the movie's patently absurd climax, Johnny Utah jumps out of an airborne plane with no parachute, catches Bodhi while he's skydiving down to the desert below (similar to the opening of Moonraker), and holds his own revolver on him. The show Mythbusters actually tried this scenario out, and it was determined that it Would have been possible for Utah to catch Bodhi from the plane within the time alotted. They actually timed it and tried it, with parachutes, of course. (They also determined that the noise from the rushing air would have made it impossible for Utah and Bodhi to hold any sort of conversation. However, this is a Hollywood action film & the longstanding tradition is to make the impossible possible onscreen.)

Charter Arms Undercover

Special Agent Angelo Pappas (Gary Busey) carries an older-model 2" Charter Arms Undercover in .38 Special as his sidearm throughout the movie. It is seen most notably in the climax. Despite being a veteran member of the bureau, this is unlikely choice for an FBI Agent. The same or very similar revolver without front sight can be seen in 8 Million Ways to Die.

Older Model Stainless Charter Arms Undercover - .38 Special
Special Agent Pappas (Gary Busey) prepares to take down a Desert Eagle-toting thug during the raid on the drug dealers' house with his Charter Arms Undercover.
Pappas takes aim at Bodhi's gang at the airfield. Note the hollow point .38's. The lack of the front sight can be seen.
Pappas defiantly wields the Charter Arms Undercover in the climax, even while badly wounded. Note the correct number of empty chambers throughout this scene.

Detonics ScoreMaster

Roach (James LeGros) carries a 2nd Generation Detonics ScoreMaster as his weapon-of-choice during the bank robberies.

Detonics ScoreMaster (2nd Generation) - .45 ACP
Roach (James LeGros) loads up his Detonics ScoreMaster in the beginning of the movie, when the gang is headed to a robbery.
Roach (wearing a Richard Nixon mask) threatens a bank patron with his ScoreMaster.
Roach again loads his ScoreMaster, before the gang's last major robbery in the climax. (Note empty magazine)
Roach pushes one of the tellers towards the vault with his ScoreMaster in hand.

Smith & Wesson 6906

The off-duty cop (Anthony Mangano) in the bank carries an older-model Smith & Wesson 6906 with a squared trigger guard.

Smith & Wesson 6906 - 9x19mm
The off-duty police officer draws his Smith & Wesson 6906.
A closer view of the trigger guard.
The off-duty cop (Anthony Mangano) fires his S&W 6906.

SIG-Sauer P230

The bank security guard carries a SIG-Sauer P230 as a backup weapon, which he uses to shoot at Bodhi's gang.

SIG-Sauer P230, Stainless Steel finish - .380 ACP (9x17mm AKA 9mm kurz). Built between 1977-1996.
The bank guard with his SIG 230.

IMI Desert Eagle Mark VII

A Desert Eagle Mark VII is used by one of the surfer/heroin dealers during the FBI raid on their house. It appears to be the .44 Magnum version, judging by the bore.

Desert Eagle Mark VII - .44 Magnum
The gang member brandishes his Desert Eagle.
The surfer thug tries to escape by holding his Desert Eagle on a hostage.

Beretta 92FS

The other FBI agents in the movie, including Alvarez (Julian Reyes), all carry the Beretta 92FS as their sidearms. This is inaccurate, since the FBI has never issued or authorized the Beretta for its agents in real life, and the SIG-Sauer P226 and P228 were the FBI-issue sidearms at the time.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
One of the agents covers Alvarez with his Beretta 92FS during the raid on the surfer gang's house.
Alvarez peaks into the gang's house with his Beretta in hand.

Colt Government Model

Tone (Anthony Kiedis), a member of War Child's surfer gang, is seen holding what appears to be a Colt Government Model pistol during the FBI raid on their residence. He experiences an accidental discharge with the pistol when the FBI bursts through a door that he was on the other side of, wounding himself in the foot.

Colt Government Model (Pre-Series 70 commercial M1911A1) - .45 ACP
Tone (Anthony Kiedis), a member of War Child's surfer gang, is seen holding what appears to be a Colt Government pistol during the FBI raid on their residence.
He experiences an accidental discharge with the pistol when the FBI bursts through a door that he was on the other side of.


Mossberg 590

In both the beginning and final robberies, Bodhi's gang is seen using at least one Mossberg 590 shotgun with an extended tube. Bodhi himself briefly handles this weapon in the climax at the airfield.

Mossberg 590 with pistol grip, bayonet lug, and heat shield - 12 gauge.
A close-up of the Mossberg 590 after the shells have been loaded in.
Roach (James LeGros) chambers the Mossberg 590 before the final robbery.
Nathanial gets shot by Pappas while holding the Mossberg.
Another view showing the receiver more clearly.
Bodhi points the Mossberg at Johnny Utah and forces him to board the plane.

Mossberg 500

Johnny Utah is seen qualifying with a standard police-model Mossberg 500 shotgun with wood furniture in the beginning of the film. A Mossberg 500AT with a pistol grip is carried by Grommet during the bank heists.

Mossberg 500 "Persuader" with standard five-shot magazine tube - 12 gauge. This is the most commonly produced version of the 500 series today.
Utah does a one-handed pump as he prepares to hit the range with his Mossberg 500. Note the end of the magazine tube, indicating what type of shotgun this is.
Utah fires the Mossberg.
Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge
Grommet forces a hostage to the floor with his Mossberg 500 in hand. This one has wood furniture.
Grommet (wearing a Lyndon Johnson mask) wielding the Mossberg 500 during the final heist.

Remington 870

Bodhi's crew also uses at least two different short-barreled, pistol-grip Remington 870 shotguns.

Remington 870 with Pachmayr pistol grip, plastic furniture, and shortened barrel - 12 gauge
Roach (James LeGros) gets shot by Pappas at the airfield while wielding a shorty Remington 870 with plastic furniture.
Roach, still alive, reaches for his 870 in the climax.

Ithaca 37

When Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) is forced by Bodhi's gang to accompany them on their final bank robbery, Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) gives him a sawed-off Ithaca 37 shotgun after ejecting all of the shells from it.

Ithaca 37 with sawed-off stock and barrel - 12 gauge
"We can't have you walkin' through those doors with your dick in your hand, can we?"
Bodhi ejects shells out of a sawed-off Ithaca 37 and then hands it to Utah.

Sentinel Arms Striker

A Sentinel Arms Striker rotary shotgun with the folding stock removed is used by War Child (Vincent Klyn) during the raid on the surfer gang's house.

Sentinel Arms Striker 12 - 12 gauge. This one has an 18" barrel and folding stock, absent from the shotgun in the movie.
War Child loads up his Striker shotgun.
War Child fires his Striker at Utah.
War Child takes cover.

Submachine Guns

Sterling L2A3

At the end of the movie, at least one of the Australian policemen brandishes a Sterling L2A3 submachine gun, which seems to have its magazine in backwards!

Sterling L2A3 - 9x19mm
A group of Australian policemen try to move tourists off the beach when Bodhi is arrested; the one in the center has a Sterling L2A3 which seems to have its magazine in backwards.
Johnny Utah and the Australian policemen watch Bodhi catch the wave. The one on the right has a Sterling SMG; again, note by the angle of the magazine that it seems to be in backwards.
The officer with the Sterling watches Bodhi leave.


One of the Australian policemen at the end of the film has a full-size Uzi submachine gun.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
A group of Australian policemen try to move tourists off the beach when Bodhi is arrested; the one in the tan coat has an Uzi SMG.


Steyr AUG

During the FBI's raid on the surfer gang's house, Bunker (Chris Pedersen) wields a 16" Steyr AUG A1 bullpup assault rifle.

Steyr AUG with black stock and 16" barrel - 5.56x45mm
Bunker gets out his weapons stash after the gang spots FBI agents hiding in the backyard. The stock and magazine of the Steyr AUG is visible in this shot. Also visible is the grip of a Desert Eagle, shotgun shells for the Striker, and, curiously, several AK-47 magazines (even though the gang doesn't seem to have an AK in their possession).
Bunker prepares to shoot at Pappas with his Steyr AUG at the ready.
Bunker fires at Pappas while War Child runs by.
Johnny Utah takes Bunker down with his P226 after Bunker stops to reload his AUG.

Winchester Model 70

A Winchester Model 70 is carried by one of the Australian police officers at the end of the movie.

Post 1964 Winchester NEW Model 70 Super grade - various calibers
An Australian policeman gets out of a helicopter with a rifle in hand.

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