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CAST THIS: Point Break

Sep. 21, 2011by:

I must begin this column with the requisite paragraph expressing my disappointment in Hollywood for continuing to fail in crafting original ideas. Film after film is being remade because an idea and story and brand is already in place, and POINT BREAK is the latest victim of that philosophy.

But the facts are the facts, and this movie is coming whether we want it or not. The best we can do is try to make sure the two actors cast in the lead roles are capable, and perhaps if they do a good enough job, this thing just might be watchable. So who should be JOHNNY UTAH and BODHI?

Rumor has it the surfer angle will be kept (good lord I hope so), so the actors chosen to fill that role should be able to pull off that vibe. I can theoretically see someone like Joseph Gordon-Levitt stepping into the Keanu role, but Swayze? That's way harder to pull off.

There are a number of talented actors out there who could suit up for the part, but are there that many willing to risk associating themselves with an unwanted reboot? I'm not so sure. In that case, the studio might be thinking to look for a few up and comers looking for a breakout part. Any idea who might be someone just starting out who could use a starring and iconic role?

Last Time: DEUS EX

Last Cast This I asked you who would best play Adam Jensen if a Deus Ex movie ever hit screens. There's not one announced yet, but if there was, who would be best suited for the part?

1. Timothy Olyphant (18%) 2. Ethan Hawke (14%) 3. Robert Downey Jr. (8%)

All good picks, and it would be interesting to see if Downey Jr. could take on this sort of role which is for the most part humorous. I think Olyphant is the best choice here, as his voice is just absolutely dead on with Jensen's. Alright, how about the POINT BREAK duo?

Extra Tidbit: Favorite scene from POINT BREAK?
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7:00AM on 09/27/2011

Bad idea, but

Bodhi will be played by Brad Pitt and Keanu interpreted by LeBeauf (Like, nononnonononono!)
Bodhi will be played by Brad Pitt and Keanu interpreted by LeBeauf (Like, nononnonononono!)
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11:10AM on 09/26/2011
They already remade Point Break, it was called 'The Fast and the Furious'.
They already remade Point Break, it was called 'The Fast and the Furious'.
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8:41AM on 09/26/2011
Great, a remake of basically a remake of No Man's Land with Charlie Sheen which spawned another remake in Fast and the Furious. I wonder when someone will remake No Man's Land..oh wait, they did that..but ok Point Break wasn't technically a remake of that movie so they could call it a remake and then someone will reimagine that almost like they did with Point Break and then that will get a reboot probably around the second re-whatever of Point Break and don't forget the remake of Fast and the
Great, a remake of basically a remake of No Man's Land with Charlie Sheen which spawned another remake in Fast and the Furious. I wonder when someone will remake No Man's Land..oh wait, they did that..but ok Point Break wasn't technically a remake of that movie so they could call it a remake and then someone will reimagine that almost like they did with Point Break and then that will get a reboot probably around the second re-whatever of Point Break and don't forget the remake of Fast and the Furious which will spawn four more sequels and...BOOM!! I've had enough : ( I'm going to bed.
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9:06PM on 09/23/2011
Bodhi - Michael Fassbender
Utah - Ryan Gosling
Taylor - Zoe Kravitz
Pappas- Ray Liotta
Bodhi - Michael Fassbender
Utah - Ryan Gosling
Taylor - Zoe Kravitz
Pappas- Ray Liotta
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2:08PM on 09/23/2011

Never gonna see it

Love pointbreak, watched it about 30 times and no remake will ever catch thee athmosphere in that movie, besides nobody could ever replace swayze, if anything make a sequel with reeves and busey who did survive it and make up a new story.
Love pointbreak, watched it about 30 times and no remake will ever catch thee athmosphere in that movie, besides nobody could ever replace swayze, if anything make a sequel with reeves and busey who did survive it and make up a new story.
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1:17PM on 09/23/2011
Alright, the following is not what I particularly think should be who is cast, but who will INEVTIABLY be cast in favor of today's generation of retarded moviegoers

Seth Rogen - Keanu Reeves

Danny McBride - Patrick Swayze


Don't say I didn't warn you.
Alright, the following is not what I particularly think should be who is cast, but who will INEVTIABLY be cast in favor of today's generation of retarded moviegoers

Seth Rogen - Keanu Reeves

Danny McBride - Patrick Swayze


Don't say I didn't warn you.
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11:04AM on 09/22/2011

Ah, shit...I was just thinking about this yesterday...or rather, the news of it...anyway, fuck it, here goes

Matthew McConaughey - Bodhi
Cam Gigandet - Johnny Utah
Olivia Thirlby - Tyler
Nick Damici - Angelo Pappas
Gabriel Macht - Ben Harp
Giovanni Ribisi - Roach
Matthew McConaughey - Bodhi
Cam Gigandet - Johnny Utah
Olivia Thirlby - Tyler
Nick Damici - Angelo Pappas
Gabriel Macht - Ben Harp
Giovanni Ribisi - Roach
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4:19AM on 09/22/2011
Hailee Steinfeld and Zhang Ziyi
It's so good in my head.
Hailee Steinfeld and Zhang Ziyi
It's so good in my head.
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3:29AM on 09/22/2011

It's gonna come down to this:

Robert Pattinson & Shia Leboeuf
Robert Pattinson & Shia Leboeuf
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9:25AM on 09/23/2011
this is the first time I thumbed somebody down while totally agreeing with them.
this is the first time I thumbed somebody down while totally agreeing with them.
10:29PM on 09/21/2011

Bad idea, but just to play along:

Bodhi: Aaron Eckhart
Utah: Joesph Gordon Levitt
Pappas: Paul Giamatti
Bodhi: Aaron Eckhart
Utah: Joesph Gordon Levitt
Pappas: Paul Giamatti
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10:28PM on 09/21/2011

This blows chunks...

We have a Point Break these days...it's call Fast and Furious. Leave it alone Hollywood, but just for shits and giggles I'm on an Olyphant kick and think he'd be a pretty sweet Bodhi. Kinda like he was in Girl Next Door, he could be your best friend one minute and kill ya' the next. As for "Hey! My name is Johnny Utah!"...."Who cares!?"

Favorite scene of favorite scenes in the movie would have to be the chase scene. The end fight is a close second.

Hey! Here's an idea since it's been 20
We have a Point Break these days...it's call Fast and Furious. Leave it alone Hollywood, but just for shits and giggles I'm on an Olyphant kick and think he'd be a pretty sweet Bodhi. Kinda like he was in Girl Next Door, he could be your best friend one minute and kill ya' the next. As for "Hey! My name is Johnny Utah!"...."Who cares!?"

Favorite scene of favorite scenes in the movie would have to be the chase scene. The end fight is a close second.

Hey! Here's an idea since it's been 20 years. Come out with the [link][link]

I think that would cover it and negate the need for a remake cause it'd be like watching it all over again without actually having seen it...what the!?
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10:19PM on 09/21/2011
No-one ever claimed that Point Break was an Oscar caliber film. But those of us who love it, fell in love with it because of it's cheese, it's charm, and it's character. There are a ton of "cheesy" movies out there that you may love while others hate it. I happen to love the shit out of this movie, terrible Keanu Reeves acting and all. So while it wouldn't be like remaking a Hitchcock classic (Psycho anyone?), it's still a terrible idea that should never see the light of day. Unfortunately it
No-one ever claimed that Point Break was an Oscar caliber film. But those of us who love it, fell in love with it because of it's cheese, it's charm, and it's character. There are a ton of "cheesy" movies out there that you may love while others hate it. I happen to love the shit out of this movie, terrible Keanu Reeves acting and all. So while it wouldn't be like remaking a Hitchcock classic (Psycho anyone?), it's still a terrible idea that should never see the light of day. Unfortunately it will, but that doesn't mean I have to see it. There is and always will be only one Point Break.
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9:23PM on 09/21/2011
Bodhi: Matthew McConnaughey
Johnny Utah: Chris Evans
Bodhi: Matthew McConnaughey
Johnny Utah: Chris Evans
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9:20PM on 09/21/2011
Keanu Reeves should play Bodhi.
With... I dunno... Garret Hedlund as Utah maybe
Keanu Reeves should play Bodhi.
With... I dunno... Garret Hedlund as Utah maybe
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8:22PM on 09/21/2011
Anybody will be better than Keanu Reeves......Here's his wonderful scenes.
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Anybody will be better than Keanu Reeves......Here's his wonderful scenes.
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8:12PM on 09/21/2011

New Cast

Utah - Joseph Gordon Levitt
Bodhi - McConaughey
Pappas - Ray Winstone
The Chick - Abbey Cornish
Roach - Scott Caan
Utah - Joseph Gordon Levitt
Bodhi - McConaughey
Pappas - Ray Winstone
The Chick - Abbey Cornish
Roach - Scott Caan
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8:05PM on 09/21/2011
fuck this.
fuck this.
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7:29PM on 09/21/2011
Point Break just don't touch it, walk away now!

But if they are going ahead the surely Matthew Mcconaughey would be getting a call some time soon
Point Break just don't touch it, walk away now!

But if they are going ahead the surely Matthew Mcconaughey would be getting a call some time soon
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7:07PM on 09/21/2011

Don't do eeeet

I hate the idea. BUT, Joseph Gordon Levitt = Utah and Etahn Hawke = Bodhi (Heath Ledger could have killed this role btw)
I hate the idea. BUT, Joseph Gordon Levitt = Utah and Etahn Hawke = Bodhi (Heath Ledger could have killed this role btw)
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7:03PM on 09/21/2011
I am opposed to a Point Break remake- already done with Fast and Furious anyway- but I do love me some hypothetical "what if" casting sessions, so here goes nothing...also keep in mind this cast would work if it was a comedy.

Utah: JGL or Justin Timberlake (because since this is gonna be a POS anyway, why the fuck not, am I right?)

Bodhi: Owen Wilson, Matthew McConaughey, Sam Rockwell, Russell Brand or, hell, Danny McBride

Pappas: Ron Perlman, Jeff Bridges, or go meta and get Busey
I am opposed to a Point Break remake- already done with Fast and Furious anyway- but I do love me some hypothetical "what if" casting sessions, so here goes nothing...also keep in mind this cast would work if it was a comedy.

Utah: JGL or Justin Timberlake (because since this is gonna be a POS anyway, why the fuck not, am I right?)

Bodhi: Owen Wilson, Matthew McConaughey, Sam Rockwell, Russell Brand or, hell, Danny McBride

Pappas: Ron Perlman, Jeff Bridges, or go meta and get Busey again

Tyler: Anna Faris in black pixie hair or Whitney Cummings or even Katy Perry
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6:49PM on 09/21/2011
Brad Pitt as Bodhi,
JGL as Utah
and Busey coming back as Pappas might make it interesting, but still I would not like to find out
Brad Pitt as Bodhi,
JGL as Utah
and Busey coming back as Pappas might make it interesting, but still I would not like to find out
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5:31PM on 09/21/2011

Hot Point Break Fuzz

Why not Simon Pegg & Nick Frost?

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But serious LA LA land... fuck off with this remake!
Why not Simon Pegg & Nick Frost?

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But serious LA LA land... fuck off with this remake!
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5:16PM on 09/21/2011
Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron --that's douchy enough to seem like it might become a reality right?
Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron --that's douchy enough to seem like it might become a reality right?
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4:29PM on 09/21/2011
Have Gary Busey play every role except for Pappas. Get Nick Nolte to play Pappas.

Then, only then, I'll watch.
Have Gary Busey play every role except for Pappas. Get Nick Nolte to play Pappas.

Then, only then, I'll watch.
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4:15PM on 09/21/2011
Point Break is sacred in my world; it can't be remade even when they remake it, it won't exist to me. So, nobody.
Point Break is sacred in my world; it can't be remade even when they remake it, it won't exist to me. So, nobody.
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4:14PM on 09/21/2011
My choices - no one....go use the money to hire writers with original ideas!
My choices - no one....go use the money to hire writers with original ideas!
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4:06PM on 09/21/2011
I really don't want this movie to happen, but I could see Taylor Kitsch as Utah and Charlie Hunnam as Bodhi.
I really don't want this movie to happen, but I could see Taylor Kitsch as Utah and Charlie Hunnam as Bodhi.
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3:56PM on 09/21/2011

This is obvious

You get the clone of Keanu Reeves to play him, which is Chris Klein.

To play Swayze, I dunno, Chris Pine.
You get the clone of Keanu Reeves to play him, which is Chris Klein.

To play Swayze, I dunno, Chris Pine.
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3:42PM on 09/21/2011
I am willing to bet money that Collin Farrell will take Swayze's role.
I am willing to bet money that Collin Farrell will take Swayze's role.
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3:36PM on 09/21/2011
Keanu Reeves & Patrick Swayze.
Keanu Reeves & Patrick Swayze.
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3:31PM on 09/21/2011

Bradley Cooper

With his long hair in Limitless is a comparison to Swayze's look...
With his long hair in Limitless is a comparison to Swayze's look...
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3:18PM on 09/21/2011
No one!

What's next, a remake to Heat? Oh crap... I just jinxed it... :(
No one!

What's next, a remake to Heat? Oh crap... I just jinxed it... :(
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2:54PM on 09/21/2011
how about Jon Hamm as Bodhi? I think he could pull it off. And Chris evans as Johnny Utah would be awesome
how about Jon Hamm as Bodhi? I think he could pull it off. And Chris evans as Johnny Utah would be awesome
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2:51PM on 09/21/2011
My favorite scene..I like the ending "He's not Coming Back"


You know instead of doing just a straight up remake they could just bring a whole new surfing crew in who also just happen to rob banks..or some other type of felony that goes well with surfing and a new set of Feds chasing them..that way they could bring John C. McGinley's character..I love that guy such a great character actor.
But since they're not going to do that and I love the original so much I went a different route and
My favorite scene..I like the ending "He's not Coming Back"


You know instead of doing just a straight up remake they could just bring a whole new surfing crew in who also just happen to rob banks..or some other type of felony that goes well with surfing and a new set of Feds chasing them..that way they could bring John C. McGinley's character..I love that guy such a great character actor.
But since they're not going to do that and I love the original so much I went a different route and chose people who I don't really care for.

Johnny: Cam Gigandet
Bohdi: James Franco

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2:50PM on 09/21/2011
NO. I REFUSE.
NO. I REFUSE.
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2:40PM on 09/21/2011
Another film that has aged perfectly fine up for an entirely unnecessary remake.
On a lighter note, since Keanu Reeves doesn't age, they should re-cast him as Johnny Utah.
Another film that has aged perfectly fine up for an entirely unnecessary remake.
On a lighter note, since Keanu Reeves doesn't age, they should re-cast him as Johnny Utah.
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2:35PM on 09/21/2011
Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, oh wait...
Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, oh wait...
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2:52PM on 09/21/2011
Haha..good one.
Haha..good one.
2:35PM on 09/21/2011

Let's not kid ourselves

Point Break isn't a masterpiece by any means. It's a fun, dumb action movie that was well-directed, but it's not a Die Hard or even a Speed. It's got some unintentionally funny material ("I AM AN F...B...I...AGENT!!!") and it's totally a product of its era, but people lambasting the concept of a remake as if it's the Godfather of action cinema are kidding themselves.

Having said that, I don't think a remake is necessary and I won't be excited for it. But just for the hell of it, I do like
Point Break isn't a masterpiece by any means. It's a fun, dumb action movie that was well-directed, but it's not a Die Hard or even a Speed. It's got some unintentionally funny material ("I AM AN F...B...I...AGENT!!!") and it's totally a product of its era, but people lambasting the concept of a remake as if it's the Godfather of action cinema are kidding themselves.

Having said that, I don't think a remake is necessary and I won't be excited for it. But just for the hell of it, I do like the Olyphant suggestion -- great for Bodhi -- and the most obvious replacement for Reeves would be Paul Walker, because he's just as bad an actor.
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3:55PM on 09/21/2011
uh, you do realize that Olyphant was the highest vote-getter of the PREVIOUS Cast This?
uh, you do realize that Olyphant was the highest vote-getter of the PREVIOUS Cast This?
2:30PM on 09/21/2011
Matthew McConaughey seems like a nice fit for Bodhi.
Matthew McConaughey seems like a nice fit for Bodhi.
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2:16PM on 09/21/2011
Johnny Utah - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Bodhi - Charlie Hunnam
Johnny Utah - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Bodhi - Charlie Hunnam
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3:56PM on 09/21/2011
rather not see JGL in this remake, but Charlie Hunnam as Bodhi is a really good choice!
rather not see JGL in this remake, but Charlie Hunnam as Bodhi is a really good choice!
2:15PM on 09/21/2011
I believe the only right answer is "why the fuck is anyone remaking point break?"
I believe the only right answer is "why the fuck is anyone remaking point break?"
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