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Point Break, Bodhi (Patrick Swayze)

Site Rating: 67%
(ratings: 3)
Writeup Rating: 73%
(ratings: 3)
Film: Point Break (1991)
Deceased Character: Bodhi (Patrick Swayze)
Archetype: Baddy (Major)
Killed by: Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves)
Killed with: Tidal wave

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Written by Mr. Mouseburger 28th Jun 2005

Special Agent Utah has tracked down and either killed or arrested the infamous bank robbery gang known as the ex-presidents (named so on account of the masks they wear). We find out early in the film that their purpose in robbing banks is so they can have money to travel around the world to find the best surfing spots.

Utah manages to catch up with Bodhi, the leader of the ex-presidents, in Australia, where he is looking out at the most amazing set of waves imaginable. As described earlier in the film, Bodhi's dream is to surf on these once-in-a-lifetime set of waves, but following a struggle with Utah, it appears his dream has been shattered as Utah handcuffs him before he gets the chance to surf.

Who's silly enough to surf in this storm? Answer: Bodhi / That shell is the spitting image of Reagan's face! / Bodhi does his best impression of Mr. Miyagi

Pleading with Utah, Bodhi appeals to Utah's surfer bum nature and promises to turn himself in without any fuss if he is allowed to surf one wave. Utah agrees, uncuffs him and walks off allowing Bodhi his surf. When one enquiring cop asks, "Shouldn't we wait for him?"

Utah replies, "He's not coming back."

After an aggressive fight to handcuff him, Utah decides to release him, making the previous scuffle completely pointless

Sure enough, the wave that Bodhi has caught is nothing short of a tsunami. After appearing to surf it for a moment, he is overwhelmed by the power of it and disappears into the wave never to be seen again.

Experienced surfer Bodhi can't even stand on his board before he is wiped out - the man from the Old Spice ads must be turning in his grave

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This review has 5 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'Punk, Quarterback punk.' (reply to this comment)
But did Bodhi actually die.......did you see a corpse?

Yes. I'm in denial but live in hope of Pointbreak 2: Bodhi's Return.
Comment 2 by 'Ocafi' (reply to this comment)
A wave that size would send you to the bottom of the Marianas Trench.

He was probably shredded like a block of cheese on the coral. If not that, he was either crushed by the weight of the water, or was merely knocked unconscious and thusly drowned due to the ceaslessly churning waters.

Loved the death, because the barest threads of friendship kept Utah from turning him in. This was the greatest b-movie of all time, perhaps the best of Keanu's career. It was leagues better than its rice-burning knockoff, The Fast and the Furious.
Comment 3 by 'Matt' (reply to this comment)
They're making a sequel apparently, and Bodhi lives through this.
Though Keanu Reeves’ character, Johnny Utah, isn’t expected to return, Patrick Swayze’s Bodhi does (so, what, he never got swept up into the waves after all?).
How does that work? Maybe they'll bring Gary Busey's character back. :rolleyes: At least Punk should be looking forward to this.
Comment 4 by 'Brian Rogan' (reply to this comment)
Mercy killing and offscreen killing.
The last time I looked was only 4 categories.
Comment 5 by 'Bruno Costa' (reply to this comment)
How about "Former Friends"?