Director: Kathryn Bigelow Run Time: 122 min. Release Year: 1991
Starring: Gary Busey, John C. McGinley, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty, Patrick Swayze
Screenwriter: W. Peter Iliff
Producers: Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy
In Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers who call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. Believing that the members of the gang could be surfers, the F.B.I. sends young agent Johnny Utah (possible the best name ever for an F.B.I. agent) to the beach undercover to mix with the surfers and gather information. Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze star in one of our favorite Nineties action films, directed by the great Kathryn Bigelow.