Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow (1996)


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Vic Deakins: Would you mind not shooting at the thermonuclear weapons?

Vic Deakins: Good move, Hale. I didn't see if coming. But, you're definitely gonna pay for it.

Vic Deakins: I think you've got more guts than he does. I think you'd eat a bullet. Let's find out.

Vic Deakins: Hang on. Four minutes to detonation.
Mr. Pritchett: You stupid bastard! We'll all be killed!
Vic Deakins: We'll be fine. Mr. Pritchett. Now, will you please keep your voice down. I'm trying to concentrate.

Colonel Wilkins: And, I have an obligation to follow my orders and return you to McMurron. Now, do you know what orders are, captain?
Riley Hale: Yes, sir. I do.
Colonel Wilkins: Good. Because I'm about to break them.

Vic Deakins: Well, I do appreciate the money that you and your associates have invested in this operation. But, uh, it is an operation. It's a military operation, and you don't know dick about that!

Deakins: I say goddamn, what a rush!

Factual error: The United States Air Force does NOT, ever, allow its pilots to box competitively! Ground staff, yes; pilots, no, never. A pilot can be suspended from flying if he/she receives a blow to the head in day-to-day life; boxing is right out. Almost all air forces (the RAF included) impose this rule.

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Trivia: Travolta was originally offered Hale's part, but he wanted Deakins. The role of Hale and Terry was made younger, and Slater and Mathis were cast.

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Question: Like the Wilhelm scream, is there a name to the scream Howie Long makes he falls? I've heard that in more than few other things.

Answer: Funnily enough, it is actually often referred to as the "Howie Scream," in reference to this film, which famously used it. It's a stock sound effect that's been in use since at least 1980. It's also referred to as "Screams 3; Man, Gut-Wrenching Scream and Fall into Distance," which was presumably the title of the track in the music library it's from.


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