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  • RELEASED: 1991
  • RUNTIME: 120 mins
  • WRITTEN BY: W. Peter Iliff
  • DIRECTED BY: Kathryn Bigelow
  • STARRING: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John C. McGinley, James Le Gros, John Philbin

Ok, it’s official, I’m finally gonna learn how to surf next summer. Anyway, with the possible exception of Die Hard, this is my favorite action movie of all time. Kathryn Bigelow’s flawlessly directed skydiving and surfing sequences are just beautiful. One of those flicks that just touches my soul. And of course, Johnny Utah and Bodhi are simply iconic. Can we please erase the 2015 remake from existence? Also, I literally just heard about Chadwick Boseman as I finished watching this and I’m just speechless. Wakanda Forever.

It’s also one of the most quotable movies ever so here we go…

“Utah! Get me Two!”

“I’m so hungry I could eat the ass end out of a dead rhino.”


“I know you want me so bad it’s like acid in your mouth.”

“Are we gonna jump or jerk off?”

“Back off Warchild, seriously.”

“You’re about to jump out of a perfectly good airplane how ya feel about that?”

“I was in this bureau while you were still popping zits on your funny face and jacking off to the lingerie section of the Sears catalog.”