Johnny Utah, an FBI special agent from Ohio, is assigned to solve a series of bank robberies in Los Angeles. His suspects are a group of surfers. With the aid of Tylor, a surfer girl, Johnny learns to surf and is introduced to several different groups of surfers and is befriended by one of the groups. The head surfer of this group is a thrill seeker and becomes close friends with Johnny. Unfortunately, Johnny becomes too close, and finds out too much. When Tylor is kidnapped, in an effort to save her Johnny must put his and Tylor's life in jeopardy.
- Starring: Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey and Keanu Reeves
- Director(s): Kathryn Biglow
- Producer(s): Largo Entertainment
- Screenwriter(s): Rick King, W. Peter Iliff
- Distributor: 20th Century Fox
- Animal Coordinator: Unknown
- Release Date: Thursday, May 09, 1991
Featured Animal Action
While chasing a fleeing bank robber, Johnny runs through a home. The robber stops on the back porch and waits until Johnny approaches and throws the homeowner's Pit bull at Johnny. Johnny then pulls the dog off of him and kicks the dog out of view. This scene was shot in cuts using a fake dog and a real one. The real Pit Bull was gently tossed by the trainer into the actor's arms a distance of approximately 1 1/2 feet. The dog had been prepped for this and was comfortable with the action. The ground was padded underneath them to insure complete safety. The toss was completed successfully and no harm came to the animal. A fake dog was used when Johnny kicked the dog.