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Goofs from Point Break (1991)

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  • Gun switches from Johnny's left hand to right after jumping on Bodhi's back.
  • While staking out the bank, Angelo (Gary Busey) reads the newspaper and makes a comment to the effect of, "That Calvin and Hobbes sure are funny!" However, it is evident that he is reading the Los Angeles Daily News, which did not carry Calvin and Hobbes.
  • During the fight scene at the burning gas station, when Johnny Utah jumps off the car into Bodhi it is clear that it is a stunt double.
  • It's not impossible to communicate by voice during free-fall. It's extremely difficult to hear, but if you're close enough to the other skydiver, it's possible.
  • When Johnny tackled Bohdi at the gas station they both landed in the fire, when Johnny turned on the ground you could see black burn marks on the back of his shirt. A few moments later the back of Johnny's shirt was as good as new with no burn mark's on it.
  • Utah tackles Bohdi in the surf. However, as soon as the others run up, Bodhi appears dry.
  • In the bank heist, Bodhi comforts LBJ/Grommet after he's been shot in the neck. The first close-up of Grommet shows his entire lower face covered in blood. When we see him again moments later, there's a tiny streak of blood on the side of his face.
  • Johnny gets his "57 Chevy" surfboard broken at Latigo beach during the fight with Warchild and his crew. Later in the movie when he remembers about the meeting with some new clients, he is carrying the same board in perfect condition.
  • The night of the first robbery where they went to 'work the drop car'. Pappas said it was 7:30pm and it was very dark. If they only had 1 month left to catch the robbers before the end of summer that would make it late August, early September. Daylight Saving Time would be in effect and it would still be light outside.
  • Utah gets punched in the face and then the surfer who punched him cuts his board's leash in two. When he gets out of water the leash is not cut anymore.
  • During the raid on the house, Agent Utah hides in a bathroom were a naked surfer girl attacks him. She knees him in the groin but her knee is clearly seen going up outside his thighs instead of in between them. It's a poorly-staged choreograph.
  • Distance from Utah to the water when he is tackled by Bodhi.
  • When Bodhi shows Jonny the 'kidnap' tape in the back of the van, the monitor is a small, approx 5 inch portable device with dials down the right-hand side and the VCR underneath. However, when they exit the van and we can see inside, the monitor is now a normal 12 inch portable TV with no dials and the VCR appears to be on top of the TV.
  • Near the end, when Utah jumps out of the plane to get Bodhi, there are no more parachutes left in the plane. But a parachute backpack is visible on Utah's back as he falls through the air.
  • When being shown to Utah, the dead off-duty policeman, shot during robbery, moves.
  • As Warchild stands by the window, Utah comes running in from the adjacent room and tackles him through it. If you look carefully, you can see him actually sitting in a crouching position for a few seconds before his cue to come running in.
  • Johnny's surfboard was broken in the fight with Warchild and he has to borrow Bodi's board for the night surf. Later, when Johnny realizes that Bodi and his crew are the bank robbers, Johnny's carrying the same pink surfboard that was broken in the fight.
  • After Tyler saves Utah from drowning, as she gets back into the water, Utah yells out his name and when she replies who cares her lips don't match
  • As Utah is talking to Bodhi on Bells Beach, his wet hair is plastered across his forehead. As the shot changes to a different angle and in mid-dialogue, Utah's hair is now off of his forehead.
  • When Bodhi and Utah are in the water at night, Bodih's lips don't match what he's saying.
  • Just before Tyler interrupts Johnny Utah's introductory cover story, he says, "I went to law school - I got a football scholarship!" Law schools don't give football scholarships.
  • After the foot chase Johnny hurts his knee and is later shown with it strapped and he is unable to stand properly on it. After the first skydive he gets into the back of a van in a crouching position, but shows no discomfort, despite not being able to stand on the knee only a few hours earlier.
  • Pappas' sunglasses on the dashboard as he watches Utah on the beach.
  • Bells Beach is in Victoria Australia. At the end of the movie, a news voice over mentions the Cyclone moving in over Bells Beach. Cyclones do not travel any where even close to that far south.
  • At the gas station, before Bohdi lights the getaway car on fire, he soaks the gas station attendant with gasoline from a gasoline hose and then tells him to go away. When the attendant is filmed running away he is completely dry.
  • During the final skydiving scene, Utah jumps from the plane without any goggles. During the dive, goggles can be visibly seen in certain shots while disappearing during close-ups.
  • When Utah and Bodhi are surfing together at night, they surf towards their left as the wave is breaking. In the next shot they are moving towards their right, in an area of the wave that has already broken.
  • Amount of blood on Angelo's back after being shot in the airport scene.
  • The Ex-Presidents are in and out in 90 seconds according to Pappas. Bohdi backs this up when he asks Johnny for 90 seconds of his life. However, when Pappas and Utah stake out the one bank where the chase ensues, the Ex-Presidents are in and out in 44 seconds.
  • When the FBI raids the house, Utah jumps forward to tackle the guy, and they go sideways out the window.
  • In the final skydiving scene of the film, Bodhi tells the pilot to climb to an altitude of 4,000ft to get his injured buddy, Roach, to a "safe jump altitude". The average free fall takes 50 to 60 seconds from roughly 13,000ft. 4,000 ft is still considered a safe jumping altitude but would require immediate deployment of the parachute, also known as a "hop and pop". It would take roughly 26 seconds to hit the ground from 4,000ft. 10 seconds for the first 1,000 ft and 5.5 seconds for every additional 1,000 ft. Of course, you would want to be under canopy by 1000 ft, reducing the free-fall time by another 5-6 seconds.
  • Utah is seen crossing a railway line at Torquay Bells Beach. No railway has ever been built to Torquay or Bells Beach.
  • When Johnny throws away his badge after leaving Bohdi at the beach during "possibly the worst storm in Australia's history" the sky behind him is blue.
  • There are numerous factual errors in the representation of skydiving (and some inevitable continuity errors during the jumps).
  • The video footage of Rosie holding Tyler captive is very shaky, yet the camera is steady when he shows himself holding it in the mirror.
  • After Utah drops and injures his knee Bodhi climbs a fence to get out of the aqueduct. There is barbed-wire at the top of the fence until Bodhi gets to the top and climbs out, at which time there is nothing more than a standard chain-link fence.
  • At the party at Bodhi's house, it is dark outside. The group drives to the beach and leaves their headlights on to light up the totally dark beach. But as the group is surfing, the lighting appears to be late afternoon as the sky still has blue in it. Following the surfing scene, the sky is black again.
  • When Bodhi shouts "Adios, amigo!" in the parachuting scene, the lip sync is off a little.
  • As Johnny and Tyler are walking up to the beach after his surf lessons, they look out at Bodhi surfing, and between each shot his wetsuit alternates between being a shorty and a full length.
  • AFter Utah is arrested, Pappas takes him out to the car and he is wearing a vest-style T-shirt, with no shirt, and has his hands cuffed behind his back. They travel directly to the airport, and when he arrives, Utah is wearing the shirt he left at the bank.
  • Night surfing scenes obviously filmed during the day. The technique used is called "day for night" shooting where the scene is shot with a special lens filter to make it appear to have been shot at night.
  • During the night time football game on the beach, Johnny is seen running down the beach and knocking several guys down in pursuit of tackling Bodhi. It is clearly the same guy being knocked down over and over again. Its the same shot being shown at different angles to make it appear like its more people.
  • When the Ex-Presidents and Utah are driving in a van to the film's final bank robbery, the van stops at a red light. When the shot quickly cuts back to Bodhi, the angle out the rear window shows that the van is traveling quickly down the road at a full clip.
  • Bunker yells, "Fuck you, pig!" after being shot by Utah, but his lips are not moving.
  • When at the gas station, Pappas is right behind the hijacked car and opens fire on the criminals through the back window. Even though he fires several times into the back of the vehicle at point-blank range, nobody is hit and there is no further damage inside the vehicle.
  • Pappas gives Utah grief for emptying his clip and not shooting Bodi to keep Bodi from escaping, his comment is that it was impossible for Utah to shoot that many times and still miss Bodi. Yet earlier in the movie, Pappas empties his clip into a car full of bank robbers and misses all of them.
  • Though Johnny Utah suffered a severe knee injury playing football in college that prevented him from playing football again, he was able to pass the stringent FBI physical tests, surf and endure the landings from skydiving, yet jumping a short distance from a wall completely incapacitated him.
  • Bodhi's chute only partially opens before he lands in the water. Considering the height he jumped from that would not have slowed his descent near enough for him to avoid a fatal impact with the water.
  • When Johnny goes around the corner to pickup two meatball sandwiches, one tuna on wheat, and two lemonades, it takes less than 10 seconds to place and receive the order (you can hear the bag). It takes just over that to settle the bill and for Johnny to leave the stand.
  • Near the end of the movie Johnny Utah walks across the road from a surf shop in Torquay to Bells Beach in pursuit of Bodhi. In reality Bells Beach is approximately a 7km drive from Torquay.
  • When they're at the airport's landing strip near the end of the movie in a cross-fire, the sound that comes out from all the fire-guns is from a shotgun although there is only one person shooting a shotgun and the other ones are smaller pistols.
  • On the beach when Bhodi is talking about the storm that starts in Antarctica, the stretch of water from Antarctica to Australia is called the Southern Ocean.
  • When the naked surfer chick gets shot at with stray rounds while having a shower, the rounds going through the shower glass would have killed her.
  • After Johnny's surf lesson, they are watching Bodhi and there are shots of him surfing both regular and goofy-foot in the same sequence.
  • Obvious surfing double for Bodhi during his first scene, especially when he gives his triumphant cry into the camera.
  • When Johnny is punched in the water at Latigo Beach, the surfer cuts the board cord. When Johnny is walking up to his car from the beach, his board cord is attached to the board. You can see it wrapped around the board and the ankle cuff hanging from the cord.
  • As Utah knew Bodhi's name, he could have Bodhi's passport flagged, so when he attempts to enter another country, he would be arrested and held until the FBI can extradite him back to the United States.
  • The computer displays Tyler's hair color as black (which it is) but in a subsequent shot of the monitor it's listed as 'blond' (sic) which it isn't.

Spoilers

  • At the end of the movie on the airfield, a body pack (bloodpack etc.), can clearly be seen under Pappas' shirt when he gets shot in the back.
  • Around 109 minutes, right after Johnny & Bodhi hit the ground together (with Bodhi's parachute), you can see Roach on the ground dead, with bills blowing in the wind. However, after Rosie let's Tyler go, Bodhi goes straight into the jeep; completely ignoring Roach (and his bag of money).
  • About 109 minutes Bodhi tells Rosie to let Tyler go, she runs over to Johnny & they embrace. Tyler had been gagged & tied up. When Rosie let her go, they had been riding in an open Jeep with dust everywhere. However, when you see her & Johnny close up, her face is completely clean. There is not a smidgen of dirt anywhere on her complexion. This is clearly an error.
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