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R| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
Air Force pilots Vic Deakins (John Travolta) and Riley Hale (Christian Slater) are sent on an overnight top-secret mission with two nuclear weapons aboard their aircraft. But, after they are in the air, Deakins changes the plan. He attempts to kill Hale and then steals the weapons with the intent of selling them to terrorists. However, Hale survives the crash and meets up with park ranger Terry Carmichael (Samantha Mathis). Together, Hale and Terry attempt to thwart Deakins' plan.

Cast: John Travolta , Christian Slater , Samantha Mathis , Delroy Lindo , Bob Gunton , Frank Whaley , Howie Long , Vondie Curtis-Hall

Director: John Woo

Genres: Action

Distributor: 20th Century Fox, Fox

Broken Arrow (1996)

Release Date: February 9th, 1996|1 hr. 48 min.

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  • Broken Arrow delivers the hippest action fun around. Travolta's "Dr. Strangelove" exit will blow you away. Ditto the movie. show more

  • There are lapses in character motivation, and at times the film takes on a cartoony feeling. But if you worry about those things, you shouldn't be watching action movies. For its genre, Broken Arrow is a class act. show more

  • Though John Travolta and Christian Slater don boxing gloves to open the dippy but zippy Broken Arrow, the real slugfest in director John Woo's elaborately mounted action pic is between content and style. Call it a draw, and call the movie's content a Speed derivative. [9 Feb 1996, p.1D] show more

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