Broken Arrow (1996) Poster


John Travolta: Vic Deakins



  • Vic Deakins : Would you mind not shooting at the thermonuclear weapons?

  • Vic Deakins : I just realized something. I never actually killed anyone before. I mean, I dropped bombs on Baghdad, but, uh... never face to face.


    Vic Deakins : . I don't know what the big deal is. I really don't.

  • Vic Deakins : Well, I do appreciate the money that you and your associates have invested in the operation. But this IS an operation, it's a MILITARY operation. And YOU don't know DICK about that! Now *I* have been in the military for over 20 years. I planned and flew over 100 missions in the Gulf. I put these boys together because they are *motivated* and they are *highly trained* like me! This is what I do, Mr. Pritchett! And this is BATTLE! And battle is a highly *fluid* situation. You - You plan on your contingencies, and I have. You keep your initiative, and I will. But what you don't do is *share command*! It's NEVER a good IDEA!

    Pritchett : It's still my money.

    Vic Deakins : And if we succeed, you and your friends will get a ton of it.

    Pritchett : *If* we're successful?

    Vic Deakins : Look, Mr. Pritchett, I will deliver the weapons to the destination. But I can't depend and I can't guarantee that those assholes in Washington won't do something stupid like... not pay.

    Pritchett : What if they don't?

    Vic Deakins : Well, if they don't, the southwest will be a quiet neighbourhood for, uh, about ten thousand years.

  • Vic Deakins : [while fighting with Hale]  Alright, you're bleeding, aren't ya? Well, that's good. Let's see if we can get any more out of you.

  • Riley Hale : You're out of your mind.

    Vic Deakins : Yeah. Ain't it cool?

    Riley Hale : I'm serious, Deak, your mind has taken a walk off the map.

    Vic Deakins : Maybe. But I'm still gonna kick your ass.

  • Kelly : [Deakins has just activated the nuke]  Shut that sonuvabitch down, now! This ain't what I signed on for. I'm not ready to die, not for you.

    Vic Deakins : Everybody dies, Kelly. I'm as good a reason as any.

  • Vic Deakins : You know, Hale, I considered bringing you in on this. You know why I didn't?

    Riley Hale : 'Cause I would have said "no"?

    Vic Deakins : Nah, if you had said no, I'd have just killed you. I was afraid you were gonna say yes. 'Cause you don't have the balls to go through with something like this, we both know that.

  • Vic Deakins : I say goddamn what a rush!

    [Deakins looks at the wreckage of the chopper] 

    Vic Deakins : Whoo!

    Kelly : Son of a Bitch! Shockwave took down the damn chopper!

    Vic Deakins : That's EMP! Electro Magnetic Pulse! Nuclear blast sends it out for miles. Everything electrical *shuts down* including choppers and radios. Hell, we just shut down McMurran's field communications! That oughta put a *pretty little dent* in their response time, huh!

    Kelly : Deak, you da man!

    Vic Deakins : I'm da man.

  • [Hale has a shotgun on Deakins, but Deakins is holding a remote for the bomb] 

    Riley Hale : You lose.

    Vic Deakins : I've still got my finger on the trigger. That's the *remote* trigger. See if I push this button here


    Vic Deakins : *You lose!* But if I push this button here,


    Vic Deakins : the weapon is disarmed.

    Riley Hale : [cocks the shotgun]  So why don't you disarm it then?

    Vic Deakins : I'm not in the mood.

  • Major Vic Deakins : Nah, flying doesn't mean what it used to mean to me.

    Capt. Riley Hale : Not the flying - carrying the nukes. I know you. You love having the power of God at your fingertips. You get off on it.

  • Pritchett : You assured me everything would go smoothly.

    Vic Deakins : Everything is going smoothly, I assure you.

  • Vic Deakins : [after the explosion]  I say god-damn what a rush.

  • Riley Hale : There's no difference between you and a guy who shoots up a schoolyard. You've both got a-a head full of bad wiring.

    Vic Deakins : What was that?

    Riley Hale : You're fucked in the head, Deak.

    Vic Deakins : [Fires wildly at him]  Hah.

    Riley Hale : I pissed him off.

  • Vic Deakins : Hale. Pick up. Pick up!


    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.

  • Vic Deakins : You know what it feels like to be knocked out? Your brain presses against your skull, and it feels like this.

  • Vic Deakins : You just saved me 3 million dollars. I owe you one.

    Terry Carmichael : Shoot yourself. We'll call it square.

  • Vic Deakins : Care for a Coke or something?

  • Vic Deakins : The clock is ticking.

  • Vic Deakins : Mr. Pritchett, would you mind stepping outside?

    [Pushes Pritchett's corpse out of the Humvee] 

  • 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!

  • Vic Deakins : Smile boys we're about to retire!

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