Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series aired on Fox from September 8, 1997, to May 20, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series stars Calista Flockhart in the title role as a lawyer working in the fictional Boston law firm Cage and Fish, with other lawyers whose lives and loves were eccentric and dramatic; the series received critical acclaim in its early seasons, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 1997 and 1998, winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1999. The series, set in the fictional Boston law firm Cage and Fish, begins with main character Allison Marie "Ally" McBeal joining the firm (co-owned by her law school classmate Richard Fish after leaving her previous job due to sexual harassment. On her first day, Ally is horrified to find that she will be working alongside her ex-boyfriend Billy Thomas —who she has never gotten over. To make things worse, Billy is now married to fellow lawyer Georgia, who joins Cage and Fish.
The triangle among the three forms the basis for the main plot for the show's first three seasons. Although ostensibly a legal drama, the main focus of the series was the romantic and personal lives of the main characters using legal proceedings as plot devices to contrast or reinforce a character's drama. For example, bitter divorce litigation of a client might provide a backdrop for Ally's decision to break up with a boyfriend. Legal arguments were frequently used to explore multiple sides of various social issues. Cage & Fish, the fictional law firm where most of the characters work, is depicted as a sexualized environment symbolized by its unisex restroom. Lawyers and secretaries in the firm date, flirt with, or have a romantic history with each other and run into former or potential romantic interests in the courtroom or on the street outside; the series had many offbeat and surreal running gags and themes, such as Ally's tendency to fall over whenever she met somebody she found attractive, Richard Fish's wattle fetish and humorous mottos, John's gymnastic dismounts out of the office's unisex bathroom stalls, or the dancing twins at the bar, that ran through the series.
The show used vivid, dramatic fantasy sequences for Ally's and other characters' wishful thinking. The series featured regular visits to a local bar where singer Vonda Shepard performed. Star contemporary singers performed in the bar at the end of the shows, including acts such as Barry White and Anastacia; the series took place in the same continuity as David E. Kelley's legal drama The Practice, as the two shows crossed over with one another on occasion, a rare occurrence for two shows that aired on different networks. In the last installment of the fifth and final season, "Bygones", Ally decided to resign from Cage & Fish, leave Boston, return to New York City. Fox canceled Ally McBeal after five seasons. In addition to being the lowest-rated season of Ally McBeal and the grounds for the show's cancellation, it was the only season of the show that failed to win any Emmy or Golden Globe awards. In Australia, Ally McBeal was aired by the Seven Network from 1997 to 2002. In 2010, it was aired by Network Ten.
Seymore Walsh, a stern judge exasperated by the eccentricities of the Cage & Fish lawyers and played by actor Albert Hall, was a recurring character on The Practice. In addition, Judge Jennifer Cone appears on The Practice episode "Line of Duty", while Judge Roberta Kittelson, a recurring character on The Practice, has a featured guest role in the Ally McBeal episode "Do you Wanna Dance?" Most of the primary Practice cast members guest starred in the Ally McBeal episode "The Inmates", in a storyline that concluded with the Practice episode "Axe Murderer", featuring Calista Flockhart and Gil Bellows reprising their Ally characters. What's unusual about this continuing storyline is that Ally McBeal and The Practice aired on different networks. Bobby Donnell, the main character of The Practice played by Dylan McDermott, was featured in both this crossover and another Ally McBeal episode, "These are the Days". Regular Practice cast members Lara Flynn Boyle and Michael Badalucco each had a cameo in Ally McBeal but it is unclear whether they were playing the same characters they play on The Practice.
Upon premiering in 1997, the show was an instant hit, averaging around 11 million viewers per episode. The show's second season saw an increase in ratings and soon became a top 20 show, averaging around 13 million viewers per episode; the show's ratings began to decline in the third season, but stabilized in the fourth season after Robert Downey Jr. joined the regular cast as Ally's boyfriend Larry Paul, a fresher aesthetic was created by new art director Matthew DeCoste. However, Downey's character was written out after the end of the season due to the actor's troubles with drug addiction; the first two seasons, as well as the fourth, remain the most critically acclaimed and saw the most awards success at the Emmys, SAG Awards and the Golden Globes. In 2007, Ally McBeal placed #48 on Entertainment Weekly's 2007 "New TV Classics" list. Ally McBeal received some criticism fr
South Coast Repertory
South Coast Repertory is a professional theatre company located in Costa Mesa, California. Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, founded in 1964 by David Emmes and Martin Benson, is led by Artistic David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei. SCR is regarded as one of America's foremost producers of new plays. In its three-stage David Emmes/Martin Benson Theatre Center, SCR produces a five-play season on its Segerstrom Stage, a four-play season on its Julianne Argyros Stage, plus one annual holiday production. SCR offers a three-play Theatre for Young Audiences series, year-round programs in education and outreach, it is home to the Pacific Playwrights Festival, an annual three-day new play festival. SCR's extensive new play development program consists of commissions, residencies and workshops, from which up to five world premieres are produced each season. Among the plays commissioned and introduced at SCR are Donald Margulies' Sight Unseen, Collected Stories, Brooklyn Boy, Shipwrecked!
An Entertainment. These plays were commissioned by SCR and developed through its Pacific Playwrights Festival, an annual workshop and reading showcase for up to eight new plays, attended by artistic directors and literary staff members from across the country. Forty percent of the plays SCR has produced have been world, West Coast premieres. In 1988, SCR received the Regional Theatre Tony Award for Distinguished Achievement in the area of new play development. David Emmes and Martin Benson attended San Francisco State University. After graduation and Benson gathered a few San Francisco friends in summer 1963 to stage Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde at the Off-Broadway Theatre in Long Beach, California. After that experience and Benson were convinced there was a future for them in theatre and they sketched out a plan to create a theatre company; the first step would involve touring to rented stages. In November 1964, SCR's first production, Molière's Tartuffe, opened at the Newport Beach Ebell Club.
The next step would be their own location. They chose to locate it in Orange County Calif. virgin territory for a major arts institution. For their Second Step, a two-story marine hardware store on Balboa Peninsula was rented and converted into a 75-seat proscenium stage, it opened on March 1965, with a production of Waiting for Godot. Confident of their ability to continue and Benson sought to convince their adopted community of SCR's future importance, they displayed an "Artistic Manifesto" in the Second Step lobby, which boasted a four-step model of growth: the first season of touring, the present location's 75-seat stage, two more transformations leading to a major regional center for theatre arts and education. While the goal of running a nationally renowned arts institution spurred them on from the Second Step lobby wall, the young company went about the business of surviving. For years, everyone involved maintained full-time day jobs and worked nights and weekends without pay, they designed and built their scenery, sold the tickets, — of course — acted.
Among the first acting company members were Don Took, Martha McFarland and Art Koustik, joined over the next seasons by Richard Doyle, Hal Landon Jr. and Ron Boussom. These were among the theatre's Founding Artists. Within two years and financial momentum had picked up and SCR looked toward its Third Step: a converted Sprouse-Reitz Variety Store on Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa; the building, adapted to hold 217 seats, opened in 1967. It was at the Third Step, 1967–1978, that SCR moved from a local group to a regional force, matured both artistically and organizationally. Operating income went from US$20,000 to US$55,000 in the first two seasons. By the fifth season, paid staff had grown from one to five. A first grant from the National Endowment for the Arts helped expand the staff; the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle gave SCR its first award in 1970 for "consistent achievement in production." In 1976, SCR joined the League of Resident Theatres and was able to contract for members of Actors' Equity.
Buy 1977, the company was outgrowing its space again. The budget was more than US$250,000, a year there were more than 9,400 subscribers and capacity was pushing 99 percent. Emmes and Benson addressed the question of SCR's future and moved forward toward the long-anticipated Fourth Step Theatre, they formed a new board of community leaders to address the realities of funding and building Orange County's first resident theatre facility. A gift of land on which the theatre would be built was made by the Segerstrom family. In September 1978, the theatre opened with a production of William Saroyan's The Time of Your Life. At first, there was only the 507-seat Mainstage, but by 1979, the large rehearsal hall had been converted into a 161-seat Second Stage. SCR had reached its long-sought goal: a two-theatre complex and operated by the company itself. During the 1980s, SCR's interest in new play development moved to the forefront. In 1985, the NEA awarded SCR a Challenge Grant, which helped finance the creation of the Collaboration Laboratory, which would support all play development in the future.
The 1985-86 Season saw Colab's first two public programs: the NewSCRipts play reading series and the Hispanic Playwrights Project. That season, ground was broken on a distinct
Near Dark is a 1987 American neo-western horror film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by her and Eric Red. The story follows a young man in a small midwestern town who becomes involved with a family of nomadic American vampires. Starring the little-known actors Adrian Pasdar and Jenny Wright, the film was part of a revival of serious vampire movies in the late 1980s. Despite performing poorly at the box office, critic reviews were positive. Over the years, the film has gained a cult following. One night, a young man in a small town, meets an attractive young drifter named Mae. Just before sunrise, she runs off; the rising sun causes Caleb's flesh to burn. Mae takes him away; the most psychotic of the vampires, wants to kill Caleb but Mae reveals that she has turned him. Their charismatic leader Jesse Hooker reluctantly agrees to allow Caleb to remain with them for a week, to see if he can learn to hunt and gain the group's trust. Caleb is unwilling to kill to feed. To protect him, Mae kills for him and has him drink from her wrist.
Jesse's group kills the occupants. They flee the scene. After Caleb endangers himself to help them escape their motel room during a daylight police raid and the others are temporarily mollified, with Caleb asking Jesse how old he was and told he "fought for the South", making him about 150 years old. Caleb's father searches for Jesse's group. A child vampire in the group, Homer meets Caleb's sister Sarah and wants to turn her into his companion, but Caleb objects. While the group argues, Caleb's father arrives and holds them at gunpoint, demanding that Sarah be released. Jesse regurgitates the bullet before wrestling the gun away. In the confusion, Sarah opens a door, forcing the vampires back. Burning, Caleb escapes with his family. Caleb suggests; the transfusion reverses Caleb's transformation. That night, the vampires search for Caleb and Sarah. Mae distracts Caleb by trying to persuade him to return to her. Caleb discovers his tires slashed but gives chase on horseback; when the horse shies and throws him, he is confronted by Severen.
Caleb runs Severen over. The injured vampire appears on the hood of the truck and manages to rip apart the wiring in the engine. Caleb jumps out as the truck explodes, killing Severen. Seeking revenge and his girlfriend Diamondback pursue him but are forced to flee in their car as dawn breaks. Not wanting Sarah to become another childlike monster, Mae breaks out of the back of the car with Sarah. Mae's flesh begins to smoke as she is burned by the sun but she carries Sarah into Caleb's arms, taking refuge under his jacket. Homer attempts to follow. Jesse and Diamondback, their sunproofing ruined begin to burn, they fail, dying as the car blows up. Mae awakens her burns now healed, she too is cured. She and Caleb comfort each other in a reassuring hug. Vampire films had become "trendy" by the time of Near Dark's production, with the success of 1985's Fright Night and 1987's The Lost Boys. Kathryn Bigelow wanted to film a Western movie; when she and co-writer Eric Red found financial backing for a Western difficult to obtain, it was suggested to them that they try mixing a Western with another, more popular genre.
Her interest in revisionist interpretation of cinematic tradition led her and Red to combine two genres that they regarded as ripe for reinterpretation, the Western movie and the vampire movie. The combination of the genres had been visited at least twice before on the big screen, with 1959's Curse of the Undead and 1966's Billy the Kid Versus Dracula. Bigelow knew director James Cameron, who directed Aliens, a 1986 film that shares three cast members with Near Dark. A cinema seen in the background early in the film has Aliens on its marquee and Cameron played the man who "flips off" Severen; the film was scored by the German electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Near Dark is the tenth soundtrack album by their thirty-third overall. * The character's name is spelled Severen. Edgar Froese Christopher Franke Paul Haslinger The movie included several songs not released on the soundtrack: "Fever" – performed by The Cramps "Naughty Naughty"– performed by John Parr "Morse Code" – performed by Jools Holland "The Cowboy Rides Away" – performed by George Strait Near Dark was released on October 2, 1987 in 262 theaters, grossing US$635,789 on its opening weekend.
It went on to make $3.4 million, below its $5 million budget. In 2009 Lions Gate Home Entertainment released the Blu-ray disc, which includes the documentary of the film "Living in Darkness". Part of a late 1980s revival of serious vampire depictions on the big screen, it received positive reviews for its mix of the Western and vampire movie genres. In her review for The New York Times, Caryn James wrote, "Ms. Bigelow's too-studied compositions – Caleb in silhouette riding a horse toward the camer
Costa Mesa, California
Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to a suburban and edge city with an economy based on retail and light manufacturing; the population was 109,960 at the 2010 United States Census. Members of the Gabrieleño/Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño nations long inhabited the area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Junípero Serra named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana. On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement in Alta California, New Spain. In 1801, the Spanish Empire granted 62,500 acres to Jose Antonio Yorba, which he named Rancho San Antonio. Yorba's great rancho included the lands where the communities of Olive, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach stand today. After the Mexican-American war, California became part of the United States, American settlers arrived in this area and formed the town of Fairview in the 1880s near the modern intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Adams Avenue.
However, a flood in 1889 wiped out the railroad serving the community, it shriveled. To the south, the community of Harper had arisen on a siding of the Santa Ana and Newport Railroad, named after a local rancher; this town prospered on its agricultural goods. On May 11, 1920, Harper changed its name to Costa Mesa; this is a reference to the city's geography as being a plateau by the coast. Costa Mesa surged in population during and after World War II, as many thousands trained at Santa Ana Army Air Base and returned after the war with their families. Within three decades of incorporation, the city's population had nearly quintupled. Costa Mesa is located 37 miles southeast of Los Angeles, California, 88 miles north of San Diego, California and 425 miles south of San Francisco, Costa Mesa encompasses a total of 16 square miles with its southernmost border only 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.7 square miles. 15.7 square miles of it is land and 0.05 square miles of it is water.
Costa Mesa has a semi-arid climate with mild temperatures year round. Rain falls in the winter months, is close to nonexistent during the summer. Morning low clouds and fog are common due to its coastal location; the 2010 United States Census reported that Costa Mesa had a population of 109,960. The population density was 7,004.0 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Costa Mesa was 75,335 White, 1,640 African American, 686 Native American, 8,654 Asian, 527 Pacific Islander, 17,992 from other races, 5,126 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39,403 persons; the Census reported that 106,990 people lived in households, 2,232 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 738 were institutionalized. There were 39,946 households, out of which 12,298 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 16,478 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 4,369 had a female householder with no husband present, 2,392 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 3,013 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 281 same-sex married couples or partnerships.
10,963 households were made up of individuals and 2,775 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68. There were 23,239 families; the population was spread out with 23,682 people under the age of 18, 12,847 people aged 18 to 24, 38,211 people aged 25 to 44, 25,106 people aged 45 to 64, 10,114 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males. There were 42,120 housing units at an average density of 2,682.9 per square mile, of which 15,799 were owner-occupied, 24,147 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%. 42,517 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 64,473 people lived in rental housing units. During 2009–2013, Costa Mesa had a median household income of $65,830, with 15.1% of the population living below the poverty line. As of the census of 2000, there were 108,724 people, 39,206 households, 22,778 families residing in the city.
The population density was 6,956.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 40,406 housing units at an average density of 2,585.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 69.48% White, 1.40% Black or African American, 0.78% Native American, 6.90% Asian, 0.60% Pacific Islander, 16.57% from other races, 4.27% from two or more races. 31.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 39,206 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.9% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.34. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 39.0% from
Born on the Fourth of July (film)
Born on the Fourth of July is a 1989 American biographical war drama film based on the eponymous 1976 autobiography by Ron Kovic. Directed by Oliver Stone, written by Stone and Kovic, it stars Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, Jerry Levine, Frank Whaley and Willem Dafoe; the film depicts the life of Kovic over a 20-year period, detailing his childhood, his military service and paralysis during the Vietnam War, his transition to anti-war activism. It is the second installment in Stone's trilogy of films about the Vietnam War, following Platoon and preceding Heaven & Earth. Producer Martin Bregman acquired the film rights to the book in 1976 and hired Stone a Vietnam veteran, to co-write the screenplay with Kovic; when Stone optioned the book in 1978, the film adaptation became mired in development hell, resulted in him and Kovic putting the film on hold. After the release of Platoon, the project was revived at Universal Pictures, with Stone attached to direct. Shot on locations in the Philippines and Inglewood, principal photography took place from October 1988 to December, lasting 65 days of filming.
The film went over its initial $14 million production budget, ended up costing $17.8 million after reshoots. Upon release, Born on the Fourth of July was praised by critics for its story, Cruise's performance and Stone's direction; the film was successful at the box office as it grossed over $161 million worldwide, becoming the tenth highest-grossing film of 1989. At the 62nd Academy Awards, it received eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor, won for Best Director and Best Film Editing; the film won four Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Best Director and Best Screenplay. The film opens in 1956 Massapequa, New York, with a 10-year-old Ron Kovic playing with his friends in a forest. On his Fourth of July birthday, he attends an Independence Day parade with his family and best friend Donna. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy's televised inaugural address inspires a teenage Ron to join the United States Marine Corps. After attending an impassioned lecture by two Marine recruiters visiting his high school, he enlists.
His decision upsets his father, an Armed Forces veteran. Ron goes to his prom, dances with Donna before leaving for basic training. In October 1967, Ron is now a Marine sergeant on a reconnaissance mission in Vietnam, during his second tour of duty, he and his unit kill a number of Vietnamese villagers after mistaking them for enemy combatants. After encountering enemy fire, they abandon its sole survivor, a crying baby. During the retreat, Ron accidentally kills a young private in his platoon, he reports the action to his superior, who ignores the claim and advises him not to say anything else. In January 1968, Ron is rescued by a fellow Marine. Paralyzed from the mid-chest down, he spends several months in recovery at the Bronx Veterans Hospital in New York; the hospital's conditions are poor. Against his doctors' requests, Ron tries to walk again with the use of braces and crutches, only to damage his legs and confine himself permanently to a wheelchair. In 1969, Ron returns home and turns to alcohol after feeling neglected and disillusioned.
During an Independence Day parade, Ron is asked to give a speech, but is unable to finish after he hears a crying baby in the crowd and has a flashback to Vietnam. Ron visits Donna in New York, where the two reminisce. While attending a vigil for the victims of the Kent State shootings, they are separated when Donna and other protestors are taken away by police for demonstrating against the Vietnam War. In Massapequa, a drunken Ron has a heated argument with his mother, his father decides to send him to Villa Duce, a Mexican haven for wounded Vietnam veterans, he has his first sexual encounter with a prostitute, whom he falls for until he sees her with another customer. Ron befriends Charlie, another paraplegic, the two decide to travel to another village after getting kicked out of a bar. After annoying their taxicab driver, they are stranded on the side of the road and argue with each other, they are picked up by a truck driver. Ron travels to Armstrong, where he discovers Wilson's tombstone.
He visits the fallen soldier's family in Georgia to confess his guilt. Wilson's widow Jamie expresses that she is unable to forgive Ron, while his parents are more sympathetic. In 1972, Ron joins the organization Vietnam Veterans Against the War, travels to the Republican National Convention in Miami, Florida; as Richard Nixon is giving an acceptance speech for his presidential nomination, Ron expresses to a news reporter his hatred for the war and the government for abandoning the American people. His comments enrage Nixon supporters, his interview is cut short when police attempt to remove and arrest him and other protestors. Ron and the veterans manage to break free from the officers and charge the hall again, though not successfully. In 1976, Ron delivers a public address at the Democratic National Convention in New York City, following the publication of his autobiography. Al Pacino expressed interest in portraying Ron Kovic after watching the Vietnam veteran's televised appearance at the 1976 Democratic National Convention and reading his autobigraphy.
He turned down starring roles in the Vietnam War-themed films Coming Home and Apocalypse Now, the former for which Kovic would act as a consultant. Kovic met with Pacino in New York, where they dis
Point Break is a 1991 American buddy cop action thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, written by W. Peter Iliff, it stars Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty and Gary Busey, the film's title refers to the surfing term "point break", where a wave breaks as it hits a point of land jutting out from the coastline. The film features Reeves as an undercover cop tasked with investigating and discovering the identities of a group of high-level bank robbers, but develops a complex friendship with the group's leader. Development of Point Break began in 1986. Bigelow soon developed the script with husband James Cameron, filming took place four years later, it was shot across the western coast of the continental United States, was budgeted at $24 million, before being released for traditional viewing on July 12, 1991. Point Break opened to positive critical reception, with critics praising the relationship between Reeves and Swayze. During its theatrical run, the film grossed over $83.5 million, has since gained a cult following.
Following the film's success, Point Break was re-released on Blu-ray on June 14, 2011. Former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback and rookie FBI Agent Johnny Utah assists experienced agent and veteran Angelo Pappas in investigating a string of bank robberies by the "Ex-Presidents": a gang of robbers who wear face-masks depicting former US presidents Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter to disguise their true identities, they raid only the cash drawers in banks—never going for the vault—and are always out within 90 seconds. Pursuing Pappas's theory that the criminals are surfers, Utah goes undercover to infiltrate the surfing community, he fabricates a personal family tragedy to persuade orphaned surfer Tyler Endicott to teach him to surf, after she saves him from drowning during his first attempt at surfing. Through her, he meets Bodhi, the charismatic leader of a gang of surfers consisting of Roach and Nathaniel; the group are wary of Utah, but accept him when Bodhi recognizes him as the former college football star.
As he masters surfing, Utah finds himself drawn to the surfers' adrenaline-charged lifestyle, Bodhi's philosophies, Tyler. Following a clue retrieved by analyzing toxins found in the hair of one of the bank robbers and Pappas lead an FBI raid on another gang of surfers, resulting in the deaths of two of them. Despite their criminal records, these surfers turn out to not be the Ex-Presidents and the raid inadvertently ruins a DEA undercover operation. Watching Bodhi's group surfing, Utah begins to suspect that they are the "Ex-Presidents", noting how close a group they are and the way one of them moons everyone in the same manner one of the robbers does when leaving a bank. Utah and Pappas stake out a bank and the Ex-Presidents appear. While wearing a Reagan mask, the gang leader leads Utah on a foot chase through the neighborhood, which ends when Utah causes an old knee injury to flare up again after jumping into an aqueduct. Despite having a clear shot, Utah does not shoot and the leader escapes.
At a campfire that night, it is confirmed that his gang are the Ex-Presidents. Tyler discovers Utah's FBI badge and angrily terminates their relationship after holding him at gunpoint. Shortly afterwards, Bodhi aggressively recruits Utah into going skydiving with the group and he accepts. After the jump, Bodhi reveals that he knows Utah is an FBI agent and has arranged for his friend Rosie, a non-surfing thug, to hold Tyler hostage. Utah is thus blackmailed into participating in the Ex-Presidents' last bank robbery of the summer; as a result, along with an off-duty police officer and a bank guard—who both attempt to foil the robbery—are killed. Outraged by Grommet's death, Bodhi leaves the scene. Defying their senior officer who arrests Utah for armed robbery and Utah head to the airport where Bodhi and Nathaniel are about to leave for Mexico. During a shootout and Nathaniel are killed, whereas Roach is wounded. With Roach aboard, Bodhi forces Utah onto the plane at gunpoint. Once airborne and over their intended drop zone and Roach put on their parachutes and jump from the plane, leaving Utah to take the blame again.
With no other parachutes available, Utah intercepts him. After landing safely, Utah's knee gives out again. Bodhi releases Tyler, who reunites with Utah. Roach dies of his wounds, Bodhi and Rosie leave with the money. Nine months Utah tracks Bodhi at Bells Beach in Victoria, where a record storm is producing lethal waves; this is an event Bodhi had talked about experiencing, calling it the "50-Year Storm". Utah attempts to bring Bodhi into custody. During a brawl in the surf, Utah manages to handcuff himself to Bodhi, who begs Utah to release him so he can ride the once-in-a-lifetime wave. Knowing Bodhi will not come back alive, Utah releases him, bids him farewell, sees him step towards the wave. While the authorities watch Bodhi surf to his death, Utah walks away, throwing his FBI badge into the ocean; the film came close to production in 1986, with Matthew Broderick, Johnny Depp, Val Kilmer and Charlie Sheen all considered to star in Point Break playing the character Johnny Utah with Ridley Scott directing.
However production fell through. Four years after acquiring the screenplay, the producers of Point Break began looking for a director. At the time, executive producer James Cameron was married to director Kathryn Bigelow, who had just completed Blue Steel and was
University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine is a public research university located in Irvine, California. It is one of the 10 campuses in the University of California system. UC Irvine offers 98 graduate and professional degrees; the university is classified as a Research I university and in fiscal year 2013 had $348 million in research and development expenditures according to the National Science Foundation. UC Irvine became a member of the Association of American Universities in 1996 and is the youngest university to hold membership, it is considered to be one of the "Public Ivies", meaning that it is among those publicly funded universities thought to provide a quality of education comparable to that of the Ivy League. The university administers the UC Irvine Medical Center, a large teaching hospital in Orange, its affiliated health sciences system. UC Irvine set up the first Earth System Science Department in the United States. UCI was one of three new UC campuses established in the 1960s to accommodate growing enrollments across the UC system.
A site in Orange County was identified in 1959, in the following year the Irvine Company sold the University of California 1,000 acres of land for one dollar to establish the new campus. President Lyndon B. Johnson dedicated the campus in 1964, a fact, commemorated with the delivery of a commencement speech by President Barack Obama fifty years later. A total of seven Nobel Prize laureates have been affiliated with UCI; the university is associated with a total of seven Pulitzer Prize winners, including three faculty members and four alumni. The UC Irvine Anteaters compete in the NCAA Division I as members of the Big West Conference; the Anteaters have won 28 national championships in nine different team sports, 64 Anteaters have won individual national championships, 53 Anteaters have competed in the Olympics. The University of California, Irvine was one of three new University of California campuses established in the 1960s under the California Master Plan for Higher Education. During the 1950s, the University of California saw the need for the new campuses to handle both the large number of college-bound World War II veterans and the expected increase in enrollment from the post-war baby boom.
One of the new campuses was to be in the Los Angeles area. This site was chosen to accommodate the county's growing population, complement the growth of nearby UCLA and UC Riverside, allow for the construction of a master planned community in the surrounding area. On June 20, 1964, U. S. President Lyndon B. Johnson dedicated UC Irvine before a crowd of 15,000 people, on October 4, 1965 the campus began operations with 1,589 students, 241 staff members, 119 faculty, 43 teaching assistants. However, many of UCI's buildings were still under construction and landscaping was still in progress, with the campus only at 75% completion. By June 25, 1966, UCI held its first Commencement with fourteen students, which conferred ten Bachelor of Arts degrees, three Master of Arts degrees, one Doctor of Philosophy degree. Unlike most other University of California campuses, UCI was not named for the city; the name "Irvine" is a reference to James Irvine, a landowner who administered the 94,000-acre Irvine Ranch.
In 1960, The Irvine Company sold 1,000 acres of the Irvine Ranch to the University of California for one dollar, since company policy prohibited the donation of property to a public entity. On campus, UC Irvine's first Chancellor, Daniel G. Aldrich selected a wide variety of Mediterranean-climate flora and fauna, feeling that it served an "aesthetic and educational." To plan the remainder of the ranch, the University hired Associates. Pereira intended for the UC Irvine campus to complement the neighboring community, it became clear that the original 1,000 acres grant would not suffice for Pereira's vision. In 1964, the University purchased an additional 510 acres in 1964 for housing and commercial developments. Much of the land, not purchased by UCI remains held by The Irvine Company, but the completion of the University drove the development of Orange County; the City of Irvine became established in 1971 and 1975, respectively. UCI remains the second-largest employer in Orange County, with an annual economic impact of $5 billion.
It offers 87 undergraduate degree programs, 59 master's and 46 Ph. D. programs. Aldrich developed the campus' first academic plan around a College of Arts and Science, a Graduate School of Administration, a School of Engineering; the College of Arts and Science was composed of twenty majors in five "Divisions": Biological Sciences, Fine Arts, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences. In 1965 the California College of Medicine became part of UC Irvine. In 1976, plans to establish an on-campus hospital were set aside, with the university instead purchasing the Orange County Medical Center around 12 miles from UC Irvine, in the City of Orange. In early July 2