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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Ameaça  »

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Box Office

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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Trivia

Helen Hunt was offered the role of Terry Carmichael but turned it down in favor of Twister (1996). See more »

Goofs

The phrase "PINNACLE - 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 a "PINNACLE - EMPTY QUIVER". A "PINNACLE - BROKEN ARROW" is the situation when a warhead has been accidentally detonated or jettisoned (not risking nuclear war). Although at the time the phrase was used in the film, it was assumed that the nuclear warheads were jettisoned and the crash was due to pilot error, and the weapons were not stolen. See more »

Quotes

Max: [Terry attacks Max with a hammer. He easily blocks her and throws her aside] We haven't met. I'm Max.
[she tries again and fails]
Max: You probably thought I was a computer nerd, didn't ya?
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Max: Wrong! I was a Navy SEAL, lady. You really should see what I can do... with just my thumb.
[he draws a pistol, Terry picks up the hammer and throws it killing him]
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Referenced in Independence Day (1996) See more »

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Far-fetched but entertaining

In his "TV Movies and Video Guide," Leonard Maltin asks, "Why was this movie made?" The answer is simple: To entertain the people. I was certainly entertained by this far-fetched action thriller, due in no small part to John Woo's imaginative direction of the action sequences. John Travolta overdoes the psycho routine, hamming it up when some restraint would have made for a more believable performance, but his considerable charm sees him through. Christian Slater, an actor who hasn't impressed me as anything more than a Jack Nicholson wannabe, makes a surprisingly commendable hero. This movie is junk food, of course, but it's very tasty indeed.


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