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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jennifer Aniston was considered for the role of park ranger Terry Carmichael. See more »

Goofs

When Hale loads Carmichael's gun when they are trapped on the bluff, he loads four bullets into the empty chambers. When he fires, he shoots five shots, clearly audible. See more »

Quotes

Giles Prentice: A Broken what?
Secretary Baird: Broken Arrow. It's a Class 4 Strategic Theatre Emergency. It's what we call it when we lose a nuclear weapon.
Giles Prentice: I don't know what's scarier, losing nuclear weapons, or that it happens so often there's actually a term for it.
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Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: Broken Arrow (1996) See more »

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Brothers
Composed by Hans Zimmer
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Far-fetched but entertaining
28 March 1999 | by bwaynefSee 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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