The classic '70s cop show Baretta opened with Sammy Davis, Jr. singing, "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time," which is great advice for all of the would-be crooks out there. Of course, most criminals wouldn't break the law at all if they thought they were going to get caught. There are more than a few ways to stay ahead of Johnny Law, but the best — at least, when it comes to high-octane celluloid action, that is — is hiring a fantastic getaway driver. Click on the video above and ride with us as we run down some of the most iconic getaway drivers in cinema, from Patrick Swayze's Ronald Reagan-mask-wearing adrenaline junkie Bodhi in Point Break to Ryan Gosling's subdued, nameless wheelman in Drive. Posted 08.23.12 by BrentJS
Before Kathryn Bigelow won the Oscar for directing The Hurt Locker, she directed a little movie called Point Break, which is tonight's primetime movie. The cult hit stars Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, and — as an added bonus — Gary Busey. Reeves plays an FBI agent who goes undercover to catch a gang of surfing bank robbers. Here are some other tidbits from Point Break:
— The role of Johnny Utah was offered to Matthew Broderick, Johnny Depp, and Charlie Sheen before Reeves took the role.
— Reeves learned how to surf for Point Break and still surfs today as a hobby.
— The bank robbers wear the masks of ex-presidents Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Lyndon Johnson.
— Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis has a cameo in the movie.
Point Break airs tonight at 6 PM ET/ 3 PM PT. Posted 08.17.12 by reelz
After purchasing the rights to Blade Runner in March for the express intent of "producing prequels and sequels," Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosove (The Blind Side) revealed in August that Alcon had achieved their "Plan A." The production company has brought director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) on board to helm a sequel to his 1982 sci-fi classic after finishing Prometheus, a quasi-prequel to Scott's other sci-fi classic, 1979's Alien.
In a recent interview with The Playlist, Kosove updated progress on the Blade Runner sequel, revealing that the project is "is moving forward aggressively." updates on Blade Runner sequel, Point Break remake and Hong Kong Phooey >> Posted 12.29.11 by Ryan
Johnny Utah's going to get another chance to bring down the bad guys.
Alcon Entertainment is remaking 1991's Point Break, which starred Keanu Reeves as a rookie FBI agent who goes undercover as a surfer to bring down down a bank robber (Patrick Swayze) and his crew. Academy Award–winning director Kathryn Bigelow directed the original.
While no director is currently attached to the remake, screenwriter Kurt Wimmer (Salt) wrote the screenplay, which will again follow a young FBI agent going undercover to bring down criminals — this time in the world of international extreme sports. more on remaking Point Break >> Posted 09.13.11 by Ryan
Patrick Swayze, best known for his role in 1987's Dirty Dancing, has died following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. Swayze followed up his breakthrough role with even greater success with the supernatural romance Ghost, turning him into a household name. While he never quite recaptured the success of Ghost, roles in Road House and Point Break gave him a certain level of permanent cult status.
In the following years Swayze kept a lower profile, but a key role as the pedophilic inspirational speaker in Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko introduced him to another generation of movie lovers. He will be missed. Posted 09.15.09 by reelz
Looks like the legions of cinephiles clamoring for a sequel to the Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze surfer crime thriller Point Break will finally get their wish. Variety reports that Point Break co-writer Peter Iliff will write and direct Point Break 2.
The long-awaited follow-up, set 20 years after the events depicted in the first film, will chronicle the efforts of a a surfer/Navy SEAL to track down a criminal gang in Southeast Asia.
According to Variety, producers are searching for "a young male action star at the same stage in his career as Keanu was."
Good luck. I don't envy the unfortunate casting director faced with the herculean task of finding an actor able to match Reeves's legendary depth and range.
Maybe DiCaprio is available. Posted 05.16.07 by reelz