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

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9 February 1996 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,650,343 (UK) (19 April 1996)

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£4,000,503 (UK) (17 May 1996)
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Trivia

John Travolta was given the choice of playing either Deakins or Hale in the film. He chose the villain Deakins. See more »

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Grenades are dropped into the elevator shaft about 3 seconds after the top of the slow-moving elevator has passed floor level, but when we look down the shaft they have 50 feet or more to fall, and when they actually reach the elevator it's already arriving at the bottom. See more »

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Vic Deakins: I say goddamn what a rush!
[Deakins looks at the wreckage of the chopper]
Vic Deakins: Whoo!
Kelly: Son of a Bitch! Shockwave took down the damn chopper!
Vic Deakins: That's EMP! Electro Magnetic Pulse! Nuclear blast sends it out for miles. Everything electrical *shuts down* including choppers and radios. Hell, we just shut down McMurran's field communications! That oughta put a *pretty little dent* in their response time, huh!
Kelly: Deak, you da man!
Vic Deakins: I'm da man.
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John Woo hones his craft here in America
2 July 2002 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

John Woo, after his many Hong Kong efforts, came to America and made Hard Target (1993), which due to studio interference and bad taking of direction by Jean Claude Van Damme, wasn't as good as it could have been. Woo got a bad reputation due to his conflicts with both the MPAA and Universal, and it took him awhile to get this one off of the ground. Woo had never worked with special effects, so he was treading into new territory. Luckily, he got two great leads, Christian Slater (soon to be in Windtalkers), and John Travolta (Face/Off). They take his direction well, and each gives a good performance. As the traditional villain's henchman, which I like to call Indestructable Villain Sidekick, Howie Long gives a good performance, and dies a good death too. I never appreciated this movie that much until watching it tonight, and I realized, this is probably the most action-packed movie in a long time. It takes only about 6 minutes to get going, and then, boom! boom! boom! Action sequence after the other, no let-down in between. This movie has plently of shootouts, explosions, and great innovative twists (kicking the rear blade of a helicopter to knock a gun out of one's hand) to make a action movie good. John Woo's cinematography, the great shared moments (the 20 dollar bill and whatnot) are what makes this one a great action movie. Another thing that makes this flick great is that it gave Woo the power to get Face/Off, his best Hollywood outing, the greenlight. I'm looking forward to Windtalkers and love all of Woo's movies.

9 outta 10.


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