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Broken Arrow (1996)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  9 February 1996 (USA)
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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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Christian Slater turned down a role in Assassins (1995) to work with director John Woo. See more »

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Riley Hale: [points a gun at Baker] You can get out now.
Baker: [points his gun at Terry] I don't know, looks like we got ourselves a stand-off.
Riley Hale: [Hale lowers his gun and shoots Baker in the leg. Baker screams and loses control of his gun]
[ramming Baker's head into the steering wheel]
Riley Hale: NO-WE-DON'T!
[Throws Baker out of the Humvee]
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Classic John Woo!
18 November 2002 | by (Washington, DC USA) – See all my reviews



If you want an action film in which the hero has a personality, and the bad guy has an even better personality, take a look at Broken Arrow. John Woo's choreographed action is not as dramatic as the Matrix-clone films that are so common today. He is great at creating interesting relationships between heroes and villains, and this film is a good example.

John Travolta is terrific. Christian Slater breaks typecast by playing a nice, sane soldier doing his duty. The love interest isn't an idiotic supermodel playing a nuclear scientist or something, but a park ranger, also doing her duty. She is cute, earthy, and actually believable.

If you want a film that will repeat every aspect of every other military adventure film you have ever seen, you will be disappointed. If dialog bores you, skip this film. If you like action movies filmed entirely in parking garages and spooky allies, then you will not appreciate the settings in this film in America's majestic West.


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