Things You Never Knew About ‘Point Break’
It’s been 30 years, but Point Break still gets plenty of modern love thanks to, well, everything. Keanu Reeves is still a huge fan favorite and the movie launched his career as an action star three years before Speed. Patrick Swayze never played bad guys, but he did in Point Break and he owned the role. Supporting actors Lori Petty and Gary Busey are both perfectly cast and Anthony Kiedis has a sweet cameo as a thug surfer.Thug surfers are one of the best things about Point Break. The movie romanticized the sport for a new generation that had never seen The Endless Summer or Big Wednesday (also starring Busey). Plus, Point Break was cool. Director Kathryn Bigelow infused the film with California sun, attitude, and a cast that would carry out her vision.We’d seen bank robbers before, but bank robber surfers who doubled as extreme sport badasses? That was something new and the movie would have a huge influence on pop culture at the time. Now, decades later, Point Break is still beloved, still seen on cable all the time, and still quoted by fans young and old. “Utah! Get me two!” To celebrate the movie on its anniversary, here are 25 things you never knew about Point Break.