To foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan backfires when the same criminal impersonates the cop with the same method.
When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.
Tony Chiu Wai Leung,
"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
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 »
[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]
You probably thought I was a computer nerd, didn't ya?
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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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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