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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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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,583,510, 11 February 1996

Gross USA:

$70,770,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,270,147
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The soundtrack of Hans Zimmer was inspired by Ennio Morricone's works with Sergio Leone. See more »

Goofs

A nuclear explosion could not be passed off by the government as an earthquake. Non-government seismographs around the world would be able to tell the difference between a natural earthquake and a nuclear explosion. See more »

Quotes

Vic Deakins: You just saved me 3 million dollars. I owe you one.
Terry Carmichael: Shoot yourself. We'll call it square.
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Composed by Hans Zimmer
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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disappointing considering the crew
8 May 2002 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Frustrated by having spent years and years of being passed up for promotion, disgruntled and maniacal Air Force officer Travolta crash lands a U.S. plane in the middle of the Utah desert where he and his accomplices hold two nuclear warheads for ransom. The only ones who can stop him are his junior officer/co-pilot (Slater), who forms an unlikely team with a reluctant park ranger (Mathis), to try and thwart his diabolical scheme. Woo's one of a kind action scenes make the film worth watching, but they're outweighed by a mediocre script with too many improbabilities and excessive coincidences. Travolta's sinister villain is terribly overacted, and more laughable than menacing. **


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