A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him.
In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile, the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice-over.
"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
John Travolta and Samantha Mathis later worked together again on The Punisher (2004) which in that film Maria Castle (Mathis) is killed by the film's main antagonist Howard Saint (Travolta). See more »
The scene where the traitor pretends to be incapacitated by radiation from an "exposed core" of the weapons, and the ones listening seemingly believe that, is implausible. Weapon grade plutonium has fairly little radioactivity, and that is alpha-radiation, which is easily stopped by plain clothes and the skin before it does any damage. Furthermore, radiation poisoning does not kick in that fast. And last, suspending belief in these facts and assuming cracked weapons could kill, the teams would not go in without radiation meters to warn them off to prevent this exact scenario. So no one would be fooled by the fake radio transmission, especially if an investigation team was sent to find the bodies and discover that their causes of death were bullet wounds and not radiation poisoning. See more »
[running after Riley even though he told her to go to a phone for help]
Oh, this is a bad idea.
[jumps on the roof of the truck with Hale]
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Well. What can I say? This film is rather typical and has the same amount of violence as many other action-thrillers. (But perhaps a little more?) Despite this, it was very enjoyable and in my opinion deserves 6.5 stars-slightly more than it actually got. I never realized that Travolta was such a good "bad guy" actor and almost deserved an Oscar! But Christian Slater was just as good as the out and out good guy, along with Terry Carmichael as his side-kick. The ending was short but effective, because of the pleasing lack of sentimentality and sexism. Keep up the good films, because I certainly enjoyed this one.
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