In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves the ex-presidents. commit their crimes while wearing masks of ex-presidents Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send young agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach to mix with the surfers and gather information. Utah meets surfer Bodhi and gets drawn in
A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets.
This making-of documentary mixes movie clips, shots from the set, and interviews. We hear from co-producer/story writer Rick King, screenwriter W. Peter Iliff, producers Robert L. Levy and Peter Abrams, director Kathryn Bigelow, stunt double Scott Wilder and Pat Banta, stunt coordinator/second unit director Glenn R. Wilder, and actors Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty, John C.
This making-of documentary includes comments from cast and crew all aspects of surfing, particularly the spirituality side. Those involved throw out vague mystical thoughts about the ocean and nature as well as the depiction of surfers in the film.