Broken Arrow (Blu-ray)

Directed By: John Woo Starring: Christian Slater John Travolta

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Two military pilots (John Travolta, Christian Slater) engage in a no-holds-barred battle against time and each other in a race to recover two stolen nuclear warheads. A supersonic hit from renowned action director John Woo, Broken Arrow is "a breathless non-stop joyride." (Dennis Cunningham, WCBS-TV).


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 203406904
UPC 024543414377
UPC 14 00024543414377
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/6/2014
Rating Rating
Classic Fight Scenes
Nuclear Destruction
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note "Broken arrow" is a military term for a nuclear warhead that has been stolen -- and villainous Air Force pilot Vic Deakins (John Travolta) has done just that. In fact, he's pilfered TWO bombs, in an effort to extract a huge amount of cash from the government in exchange for their safe return. However, there's a fly in the ambitious thief's ointment: Riley Hale (Christian Slater), Vic's former co-pilot, whom Vic thought he had killed when he robbed the bombs. Helping Riley is gutsy female Park Ranger Terry Carmichael (Samantha Mathis). Together the duo uses all the artillery, ammo, vehicles, and gumption they can muster, as they risk life and limb to thwart Vic and his vile gang. Hong Kong action specialist John Woo propels the film through trains, Humvees, exploding helicopters and more.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "You show your opponent one thing, and you give them something else." -- Vic Deakins (JOHN TRAVOLTA) to Riley Hale (CHRISTIAN SLATER) in a boxing ring, before punching Riley to the floor with a surprise jab
Quote "Would you mind not shooting at the thermonuclear weapons?" -- Vic Deakins (JOHN TRAVOLTA), to one of his henchmen
Quote "You're out of your mind!" -- Riley Hale (CHRISTIAN SLATER), to Vic Deakins (JOHN TRAVOLTA)|"Yeah. Ain't it cool?" -- Vic Deakins, in reply
Rolling Stone "...[BROKEN ARROW] delivers the hippest action fun around....Director John Woo is in dazzling form..." 03/07/1996 p.54
Sight and Sound "...A knockout beginning, gorgeous to the eye and a rush to the senses: very John Woo..." 04/01/1996 p.39-40
USA Today "...A long wrap-up full of moving-train mayhem culminates in the movie's most memorable shot..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 02/09/1996 p.1D
Entertainment Weekly "...Audacious action savor the stunt work..." -- Rating: B 06/28/1996 p.120
Variety "A virtually nonstop actioner that's heavy on imaginative destruction..." 02/12/1996
New York Times "...BROKEN ARROW packs an impressive wallop....[With] killer special effects..." 02/09/1996 p.C3
Los Angeles Times "...[Woo] is one of the most fluidly cinematic filmmakers working today, gifted with a thorough grasp of the mechanics of action..." 02/09/1996 p.F1
John Woo
Christian Slater
John Travolta
Cast & Crew
Bill Badalato - Producer
Christian Slater - Actor
Delroy Lindo - Actor
Graham Yost - Writer
Hans Zimmer - Original Music By
Joe Gareri - Executive Producer
Joe Hutshing, et. al. - Editor
John Travolta - Actor
John Woo - Director
Peter Levy - Cinematographer
Samantha Mathis - Actor
William F. O'Brien - Art Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 2241437
UPC 00024543414377
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 108 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Nominee (1996) MTV Award, Broken Arrow, Best Action Sequence,MTV Award, Christian Slater, John Travolta, Best Fight,MTV Award, John Travolta, Best Villain
ReviewSource San Francisco Examiner
Review As Americans, we've seen plenty of action in our movies. Maybe too much. Creating a credible action film that will give us something we haven't seen before is just as challenging as creating drama that isn't pure mush or comedy that's truly funny. John Woo is one of the few directors who's cut out for the job...Broken Arrow offers what his previous American film, Hard Target, lacked - a star that carries the weight of finely choreographed chaos. John Travolta gives a performance that lives up to the hoopla of his comeback. It is both iconic and convincing: He makes you aware at every moment that you are watching a Travolta star turn.
Reviewer Barry Walters
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review By another name, Broken Arrow is Speed gone nuclear. Yet, despite all the explosions, violence, special effects, and other choreographed excesses, this film doesn't have quite the same impact. It's fun, to be sure, and the wild ride doesn't let up for a moment, but the level of tension isn't quite as high. It probably has something to do with the premise -- after all, the threat of a nuclear holocaust isn't quite as unique an idea as a bus that will blow up if it decelerates below 50 mph...The preposterous thrills in Broken Arrow take the characters from a fight aboard a stealth bomber to a car chase across the flats of Utah to the bowels of a disused copper mine to a speeding train. The pace is relentless; Woo never allows the excitement to flag. In the end, Broken Arrow is an exhilarating, if empty, experience.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, French, Subtitled, Dubbed
Product Attributes
Actor Slater,Christian
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Dennis Cunningham, WCBS-TV ...a breathless non-stop joyride.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle ...inspired casting of Travolta...action keeps escalating...
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone It will blow you away!

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