Broken Arrow

Synopsis: "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.
Director(s): John Woo
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

- You see what happened there?

- I'm pretty sure you hit me.

I gave you left, left.

You think it'll be another left...

..and I gave you a right.

I'm just telling ya

that's what boxing's all about. Okay?

You show your opponent one thing.

You do something else.

That's how Ali took the title from Foreman.

He beat him with a rope-a-dope. Remember?

I don't remember what day it is!

Everyone thought Ali's arms had run out.

But he was just setting Foreman up.

He let him burn himself out.

And then in the eighth round, in he comes!

Poor George has got nothin' left.

I always liked Bruce Lee movies.

Hey, you're learning!

Don't look at my hands.

Look at my shoulder!

Where the punch comes from! See?

You're still looking at my hands!

Let's try it again.

Come on! Focus.


- Here.

- No, you keep it.

Come on, you won.

Yeah, but I always win.

I mean, I'm starting to feel guilty.

Shut up and take it!

You know why

you didn't beat me today, Hale?

Could it be you've been boxing

for 20 years and you're better than me?


You don't have the will to win.

Well,... your insight is shattering.

You had me today.

You coulda shut me down,

but you blinked. Mm?

Well, we were only sparring, buddy.

Thinking like that

is exactly why you lost. Take this.

No, it's yours.

No, take it. Ifyou didn't give it everything

you've got, I don't want it.

- Go ahead.

- No, it really is yours.

I took it out ofyour wallet

while you were in the shower.

- General.

- General.

Major, were you recently promoted past me?

No, sir.

Then, why are you smoking

in my briefing room?

Uh... Sorry about that, sir.

That'll never happen again.


You take off in the Stealth at 0-dark.30.

Fly a simulated low-level border penetration.

Nap ofthe earth.

Usual... Scare the cows, wake the farmers.

Not tonight, buddy.

We're flying the B-3 with two live nukes.

Palmdale's concerned about...

..low-level gamma and x-ray diffusion

on the peripherals.

They want to send up a couple pre-dawn.

See if anything glows.

Big ones. 83s.

Phew! Crowd pleasers.


- How's your head?

- It's all right. I'll be fine.

- I'm sorry about that.

- Don't worry. I'll get you back.

Ah! Now you're dreaming!

After you, Major.

You know, these exercises are fantastic.

When we have to go to war against Utah,

we are really gonna kick ass!

Ground control. Ready for roll-out.

Park ranger!

I'd like to speak to you about this campfire!

- I'll go.

- No, Wanda, you stay put.

Yeah, I know...

No wood fires in the park.

But Wanda has a cold

and I want to keep her warm.

Sir, have you seen any other hikers

or campers in this area?

Not this time ofyear.

Say, what's the fine for this?

Pretty steep.

- Aargh!

- (woman) Oh!



Jesus Christ!

Drag him outta there!

We'll be smelling that all night.

(Hale) Climb heading 2-8-7.

Flight level 2-0-0.

That's 2-8-7. 2-0-0.

(Hale) I don't think that Aurora project

will happen for me.

Your buddy Taylor said

I don't have enough fighter time to qualify.

What did you say to him?

- "Thank you, sir. Goodbye."

- You'll never change, will you?

And that, my friend, will be your downfall.

- You know what your problem is?

- Yeah. I'm always right.

- You thinkyou're always right.

- That's deep.

You said yourself

you should have made colonel.

But you're always pushing at everybody.


That's an awesome responsibility, isn't it?

McMurran Control, this is Ghost-7.

Colonel! You boys in Utah stillawake?

Copy, Major Deakins.

We're ready and waiting.

Be advised we're gonna catch your butts

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Graham Yost

Graham John Yost (born September 5, 1959) is a Canadian film and television screenwriter. His best-known works are the films Speed, Broken Arrow, and Hard Rain and the TV series Justified. In 2002, he created the widely acclaimed, yet short-lived drama series Boomtown. He has also written for the television series Herman's Head and Band of Brothers. He also created the short-lived NBC drama Raines. Yost teamed up with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, along with two of his fellow Boomtown writers Michelle Ashford and Larry Andries, to write and direct episodes of the HBO miniseries The Pacific. Yost is the creator and executive producer of the FX series Justified, and an executive producer on the FX show The Americans. more…

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