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Broken Arrow (1996)

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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.

Director:

John Woo

Writer:

Graham Yost
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Vic Deakins
Christian Slater ... Riley Hale
Samantha Mathis ... Terry Carmichael
Delroy Lindo ... Colonel Max Wilkins
Bob Gunton ... Pritchett
Frank Whaley ... Giles Prentice
Howie Long ... Kelly
Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Lt. Colonel Sam Rhodes
Jack Thompson ... Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff
Vyto Ruginis ... Johnson
Ousaun Elam ... Lt. Thomas
Shaun Toub ... Max
Casey Biggs ... Novacek
Jeffrey Stephan ... Shepherd (as Jeffrey J. Stephen)
Joey Box ... Frakes
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Storyline

"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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Prepare to Go Ballistic


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong action violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Código flecha rota See more »

Filming Locations:

Lee's Ferry, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$70,770,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,270,147
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director John Woo originally wanted Hale to die during the film. See more »

Goofs

The UH-1H (Huey) helicopter that shoots at Hale and Terry is designed not to explode if it crashes. The tail rotors would not have sparked when bouncing off the rocks, they would have shattered. See more »

Quotes

Vic Deakins: Hale. Pick up. Pick up!
[wheedling]
Vic Deakins: C'mon buddy, pick up the 'phone.
Riley Hale: "Buddy," huh? Son of a bitch, you tried to kill me. The friendship is over.
Vic Deakins: Well that doesn't mean I don't like you. Hell, I'm impressed.
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 20 December 2017 (2017) See more »

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wooooow!!!!!!!!!!
26 July 2016 | by batmanreturns-56361See all my reviews

Wow! What a brilliant action movies this is! John Travolta as a bad guy is just priceless! The movie got me gripped right from the start and I couldn't lay my eyes of the TV. Although not much fan of Slater, this was one hell of a ride. Travolta's acting is just brilliant and the ending is even better, just because of a one facial expression Travolta does!! Don't believe me? Watch it. Must see for John Travolta fan's and must see for any action movie fans. Brilliant film and brilliant story... If for no other reason, the excitement on John Travolta's face when he says "I said god damn what a rush!" Overall 10/10 for this brilliant movie.


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