Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow

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Overview

Broken Arrow

Hong Kong director John Woo's second U.S. film (his first was Hard Target) delivers a number of exciting action sequences but is let down by a credibility-straining plot. John Travolta plays Vic Deakins, an Air Force pilot on what is supposed to be a routine night flight mission with his co-pilot, the younger Riley Hale (Christian Slater), whom Deakins constantly kids for lacking the "will to win." Deakins is actually a traitor who crashlands their Stealth Bomber in Death Valley so that he can steal two nuclear warheads onboard and sell them to terrorists who plan to blackmail the government. Deakins meets up with his cohorts, who have been waiting in the park, while Hale survives and teams up with a young, attractive park ranger (Samantha Mathis) to foil Deakins's plans. Plenty of action ensues, with car chases, collapsing mine shafts, fights on burning trains, and even the underground detonation of a nuclear device. Despite the script's implausibilities and inconsistencies, Woo amply displays the expertise with action sequences and man-to-man conflict that has made his Hong Kong films cult favorites.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/21/1997
UPC: 0086162896330
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: 20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Travolta Vic Deakins
Christian Slater Riley Hale
Samantha Mathis Terry Carmichael
Delroy Lindo Col. Max Wilkins
Bob Gunton Pritchett
Frank Whaley Giles Prentice
Howie Long Kelly
Vondie Curtis-Hall Lt. Col. Sam Rhodes
Jack Thompson Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Vyto Ruginis Johnson
Casey Biggs Novacek
Jeffrey J. Stephan Shepherd
Myke Schwartz Brandt
Jim Palmer Lt. Reed
Charlie Brewer McKeller
Gary Epper Miller
J.N. Roberts Moss
Kurtwood Smith Secretary of Defense Baird
Daniel Von Bargen Air Force General Creely
Carmen Argenziano General Boone
James MacDonald Park Ranger Baker
French Stewart I.R. Crewman
Chris Mulkey Major Hunt
Shaun Toub Max
Mario Roberts Carl

Technical Credits
John Woo Director
Lloyd Ahern Cinematographer
Joni Avery Stunts
William Badalato Producer
Michael Benson Cinematographer
Jophery Brown Stunts
John Cade Stunts
John Casino Stunts
Terence Chang Producer
Eugene Collier Stunts
Tim A. Davison Stunts
Gary Diamond Set Decoration/Design
Jann K. Engel Set Decoration/Design
Cindy Folkerson Stunts
Richard C. Goddard Set Decoration/Design
Christopher Godsick Executive Producer
Mark Gordon Producer
Alan Graf Stunts
Holger Gross Production Designer
Marcia Holley Stunts
Lois G. Hoyos Set Decoration/Design
Joe Hutshing Editor
Gary Hymes Asst. Director
Donna Isaacson Casting
John Wright Editor
Paul Lane Stunts
Paul Lane Stunts
Peter Levy Cinematographer
Dwight H. Little Executive Producer
Billy Lucas Stunts
Mary Malin Costumes/Costume Designer
Josh McLaglen Asst. Director
Steve Mirkovich Editor
WIlliam F. O'Brien Art Director
R.J. Chambers Stunts
David Ronne Sound/Sound Designer
Allison Lyon Segan Co-producer
Brian Smrz Stunts
George Wilbur Stunts
Danny Wynands Stunts
Graham Yost Screenwriter
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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