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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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A Última Ameaça  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,650,343 (UK) (19 April 1996)

Gross:

£4,000,503 (UK) (17 May 1996)
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The phrase "broken arrow" is not actually used to refer to the theft, loss or seizure of nuclear weapons or components from the U.S.;that's known as an "empty quiver". A "broken arrow" is defined by CJCSI 3150.03B, Joint Reporting Structure Event and Incident Reports, as a US nuclear weapon accident that does not create the risk of a nuclear war. See more »

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When Hale shoots the bad guy on top of the train, through Carmichael's legs, the guy falls between the cars in the next shot. The clouds above him are not moving at all, even though they are supposedly on a moving train. See more »

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Giles Prentice: A Broken what?
Secretary Baird: Broken Arrow. It's a Class 4 Strategic Theatre Emergency. It's what we call it when we lose a nuclear weapon.
Giles Prentice: I don't know what's scarier, losing nuclear weapons, or that it happens so often there's actually a term for it.
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Masterpiece of Action Movie
25 August 2003 | by (Riehen, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

After "Terminator 2" this is one of the best directed action thrillers I have seen and it finds for ever a place in my best of DVD collection. There are two masters for action movies for me: John Woo and James Cameron. The stunts were great and all very real executed. I mean there doesn't exist any cartoonish scenes as we see today in the cinema at times. John Travolta did perhaps after "Face Off" one of the best jobs in his career. If you liked it I highly recommend the other broken arrow film called "The Sum of All Fears". "Broken Arrow" is incredibly underrated and should be classified as T2. For all action fans a must see, you won´t be disappointed.

My wife and I vote 9.5/10.


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