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Broken Arrow (1996)

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Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.

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"Broken Arrow" is the term used to describe a nuclear device that has been lost. In this movie, two nuclear missiles are stolen by rogue US pilot Deakins, but hot on his trail is his co-pilot Hale and a Park Ranger, Terry. The action takes place in Utah's canyon country; a high stakes game of cat and mouse. Written by Rob Hartill

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Prepare to Go Ballistic

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong action violence and language | See all certifications »

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9 February 1996 (USA)  »

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Código flecha rota  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,650,343 (UK) (19 April 1996)

Gross:

$70,450,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Samantha Mathis plays Terry Carmichael, the love interest of Christian Slater's character Riley Hale. She also played the love interest of Slater's character in the movie Pump Up the Volume (1990). They also voiced characters that were "romantically involved" in the movie FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992). See more »

Goofs

When Hale and Carmichael enter the underground river they are supposedly 2,000 feet below the surface. But the river is shown to be lit by direct sunlight. See more »

Quotes

Major Vic Deakins: Nah, flying doesn't mean what it used to mean to me.
Capt. Riley Hale: Not the flying - carrying the nukes. I know you. You love having the power of God at your fingertips. You get off on it.
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Referenced in Independence Day (1996) See more »

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Under-Rated Action Flick
5 September 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Broken Arrow" is a good action film about a Stealth pilot (John Travolta) who steals nuclear weapons one night during a practice mission. His goal is to sell the weapons back to the United States government by blackmailing them. Old partner Christian Slater is willing to stop Travolta at all costs with the help of ranger Samantha Mathis. Howie Long makes an impressive film debut as Travolta's evil henchman. The screenplay is smart enough to work and the direction is fast and furious. A film that is about as good as it can be. 4 stars out of 5.


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