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Broken Arrow (1996)

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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$70,450,000 (USA)
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Christian Slater turned down a role in Assassins (1995) to work with director John Woo. See more »

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Military pilots aren't allowed to box due to the risk of head injury. Any loss of consciousness will DNIF (Duty Not Including Flying) a pilot and require a medical review. Especially the fact that Deakens and Hale are boxing without wearing protective headgear. See more »

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Vic Deakins: Mr. Pritchett, would you mind stepping outside?
[Pushes Pritchett's corpse out of the Humvee]
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Referenced in The Light and the Dark: The Making of 'Face/Off' (2007) See more »

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More utter junk from the meister of illogic, John Woo.
4 January 2007 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

Tremendously stupid action film. Comicstrip-like characters and imbecilic dialogues. Laughably absurd action sequences, in some of which a mere female desert ranger is better skilled in fighting than James Bond and Conan the Barbarian combined. Travolta overplays his bad-guy role in a most ludicrous way. Just the way he holds a cigarette and smokes is annoying to watch; he can't even handle a cigarette without overacting. One moronic scene follows another in this stupendous mess. John Woo is an awful director; a mindless oaf who makes love to the camera, but wipes his behind with the scripts (much like De Palma, though unlike Woo, he has made some great mob pictures in-between all his rubbish thrillers). If action is all that Woo can do

  • and this seems to be the case - then he is a nothing director. Still,


if you think THIS is dumb, try watching "Face/Off". If you'd like to read my "biographies" of Travolta, Slater, and other Hollywood morons, contact me by e-mail.


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