‘Point Break’ producers sued

A New Zealand production company has sued the producers of the film “Point Break” for allegedly basing the movie on a screenplay it owns.

Matte Box Films Ltd., which is based in Auckland, New Zealand, claims in a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that “Point Break” is based on a screenplay written in New Zealand in 1989 called “Da Search for Da Cat.”

Matte Box says it circulated copies of its script to potential investors, including 20th Century Fox Film Corp., a defendant in the suit, in April 1990. “Point Break” was released in July 1991.

The plaintiff wants unspecified damages and an injunction against further copyright infringement. The other defendants named are Largo Entertainment; Largo Intl. N.V.; JVC Entertainment, Inc.; Golar Inc.; BDH Ltd.; BDH Inc.; and Johnny Utah Prods. Inc.

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