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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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John Woo: [guns] Riley uses two guns in the mine. See more »

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Deacon's plan seems rather pointless, since he revealed himself as the one who stole the nukes. How does he plan to spend that money if they already know it's him. See more »

Quotes

Pritchett: Oh, God! Oh, God! How does that gunship fit into your grand strategy? You don't know what you're doing, do you? This is out of control! I must have been...!
Vic Deakins: [Deakins crushes Pritchett's throat, by striking it with a Mag-lite. Pritchett falls back in his seat, choking to death] Hush... hush!
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Composed by Hans Zimmer
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Far-fetched but entertaining
28 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

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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