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23 Things You Might Not Know About Point Break

There is no way Bells is bigger than Waimea brah.

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Which is funny because Point Break is loosely based on the Ken Nunn novel “Tapping the Source” a film Vince from Entourage turned down in order to do Aquaman with director James Cameron.


The Point Break time line is incredibly accurate with the exception being Johnny Utah and the Ohio State Buckeyes actually lost to USC in the 1984 Rose Bowl. Utah would have played with NFL All-Pro Chris Spielman and NFL Hall of Famer Chris Carter.


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The actor who played Bohdi’s brother Grommet/LBJ also played Brian Austin Green’s drug dealer in 90210


John Philbin, who played Nathaniel/Jimmy Carter, was an accomplished surfer before the film and he actually taught Kate Bosworth how to surf for her role in Blue Crush. (via Wikipedia)


It is sad that traveling to Australia wasn't in the budget because Bells Beach Australia (the site of the 50 year storm) was actually listed as the world’s first surfing recreation reserve.


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Reeves and Swayze gave the above interview to promote Point Break. Keanu took the time bash other 1991 films Robin Hood and Backdraft.


Production served Swayze with a cease and desist letter after jumping out of a plane over 30 times during filming. Like a bad ass Swayze obeyed the letter till the film moved to Hawaii to shoot more scenes. (via E! interview with Keanu)


Bigelow and Cameron, married at the time, had a show down at the box office with Bigelow's Point Break and Cameron's T2 Judgement Day being released within weeks of one another. Cameron won the head to head match at the box office in 1991 and the couple divorced shortly thereafter. However in 2009 the two squared off again at the Oscars for Best Picture. Obviously Bigelow won round two.


For unknown reasons the Ex-Presidents didn't honor Gerald Ford's presidency as they decided to go with the masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon, and Johnson skipping over the late President Ford.

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