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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Vic Deakins
... Riley Hale
... Terry Carmichael
... Colonel Max Wilkins
... Pritchett
... Giles Prentice
... Kelly
... Lt. Colonel Sam Rhodes
... Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff
... Johnson
... Lt. Thomas
... Max
... Novacek
... Shepherd (as Jeffrey J. Stephen)
... 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


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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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Código flecha rota  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$70,770,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,270,147
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2.35 : 1
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Helen Hunt was offered the role of Terry Carmichael but turned it down in favor of Twister (1996). See more »

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After Deakins resets the timer on the active nuclear weapon, he smashes the buttons on the circuit board however, a couple of the buttons are already broken before he hits them. 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?
[laughs]
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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Composed by Hans Zimmer
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Classic John Woo!
18 November 2002 | by 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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