Broken Arrow

Directed By: John Woo Starring: Christian Slater John Travolta

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Product Overview

Two military pilots are engaged in a no holds barred battle against time and each other in a race to recover two nuclear warheads stolen during a top-secret test run over the utah desert.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40688874
UPC 086162162749
UPC 14 00086162162749
Format DVD
Release Date 8/19/2014
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
Frank Whaley - Star
Christian Slater - Star
Delroy Lindo - Star
John Travolta - Star
Bob Gunton - Star
Howie Long - Star
Samantha Mathis - Star
William Wisher - Screenplay Uncredited
John Wright - Editor
Mary Malin - Costume Designer
Peter Levy - Director of Photography
Steven J. Mirkovich - Editor
Terence Chang - Producer
Graham Yost - Screenwriter
Bill Badalato - Producer
Mark Gordon - Producer
Hans Zimmer - Composer
Joe Hutshing - Editor
Holger Gross - Production Designer
John Woo - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 4116274
UPC 00086162162749
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 108 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Slater,Christian
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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