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Broken Arrow (1996)

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Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow Poster.jpg
Cinema poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by John Woo
Release Date 1996
Language English
Studio Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Mark Gordon Productions
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Major Vic Deakins John Travolta
Capt. Riley Hale Christian Slater
Terry Carmichael Samantha Mathis
Colonel Max Wilkins Delroy Lindo
Pritchett Bob Gunton
Giles Prentice Frank Whaley
Major Hunt Chris Mulkey
Chief Sam Rhodes Vondie Curtis-Hall
Kelly Howie Long
Johnson Vyto Ruginis

Broken Arrow is a 1996 action thriller directed by John Woo and stars John Travolta as Major Vic Deakins, a USAF stealth pilot who with the help of a group of well-financed mercenaries hijacks his B-3 stealth bomber carrying two live nuclear weapons. Christian Slater co-stars as Capt. Riley Hale, his co-pilot, who survives the hijacking and teams up with US Park Ranger Terry Carmichael (Samantha Mathis) to recover the nukes that Deakins promises to use unless his demands are met.

The following weapons were used in the film Broken Arrow (1996):



Beretta 92FS (Stainless Slide)

Major Vic Deakins (John Travolta) uses a Beretta 92FS fitted with a stainless slide in an attempt to shoot Capt. Riley Hale (Christian Slater) while piloting the B-3 stealth bomber. Hale sees Deakins' reflection in the window while he is drawing the gun and quickly reacts to grab the gun. As Hale struggles to grab the gun from Deakins, a round is fired, narrowly missing Hale.

Beretta 92FS fitted with a stainless slide - 9mm
Major Vic Deakins (John Travolta) pulls his Beretta 92FS fitted with a stainless slide on Capt. Hale.
Capt. Riley Hale (Christian Slater) struggles with Deakins over the Beretta.
The Beretta is discharged. Note that the slide moves, but there is no muzzle flash (likely the pistol is not actually loaded with any blanks due to safety issues).
Hale gets his helmet visor blown off with Deakins' Beretta. Note the extremely large impact spark on the visor, but no muzzle flash.

Beretta 92FS

Chief Sam Rhodes (Vondie Curtis-Hall) uses a Beretta 92FS standing in for the standard-issue Beretta M9 handgun during the canyon shootout. Kelly (Howie Long) also is seen with a Beretta. Riley Hale (Christian Slater) is seen with two Berettas - one which he loses in the B-3 stealth bomber, and one when saving Terry Carmichael (Samantha Mathis). When they are cornered by one of Deakins' men, he drops the gun only to grab Terry's hidden SIG-Sauer P228.

Beretta 92FS 9mm
Chief Sam Rhodes (Vondie Curtis-Hall) uses the Beretta 92FS in the canyon shootout.
A closeup of the Beretta 92FS being used.
Kelly (Howie Long) holds the Beretta 92FS.
Kelly (Howie Long) fires his Beretta 92FS at Hale's humvee before being told to "not shoot at the thermonuclear weapons".

Beretta 93R

A Beretta 93R is the main handgun of Vic Deakins (John Travolta) during the train shootout.

Beretta 93R 9mm
Deakins holds the 93R on Terry. Note that the slide lock is tilted up, meaning that the magazine in the pistol is empty.
Deakins forces Terry to punch in the detonation codes while he holds the 93R on her.
Deakins holds the empty 93R.

Smith & Wesson Model 66

US Park Ranger Terry Carmichael (Samantha Mathis) uses a 4" barreled Smith & Wesson Model 66 with Hogue grips as her sidearm. Hale is able to take it from her and then uses it throughout the film. The S&W 66 from this movie was eventually sold in a Heritage Auctions listing in 2018.

A Smith & Wesson Model 66 with Hogue Grips chambered .357 Magnum as used in Broken Arrow. The weapon pictured here is the actual-screen used weapon carried by both Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis in the film, as it appeared in a 2018 Heritage Auctions listing.
Opposite review of the screen-used Smith & Wesson Model 66 from Broken Arrow.
Another close-up of the screen-used Smith & Wesson Model 66 from Broken Arrow.
Park Ranger Terry Carmichael (Samantha Mathis) draws her S&W 66 on Hale performing a good revolver grip.
Hale wrestles the S&W away and holds it on Carmichael.
In a classic John Woo scene, the two face off as Carmichael pulls her knife and Hale aims the S&W.
After they call a truce, Hale hands the S&W back to Terry.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

One of the Air Force helicopter pilots is carrying a Smith & Wesson Model 15 as his sidearm. The Model 15 was standard issue to Air Force pilots at the time of the film.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 - .38 Special
The pilot falls to the ground after being shot.

SIG-Sauer P226

Baker (James MacDonald), one of Deakins' men, uses a suppressed SIG-Sauer P226, while posing as a park ranger, to shoot an elderly couple camping in the park. During the Humvee chase, he fires this pistol (without the suppressor) at Hale, without effect, then points it at Terry, before Hale shoots him in the thigh, takes away the pistol and shoves him out the door. Hale then uses this gun and Terry's Smith and Wesson for much of the mine shootout.

In 2024, the SIG-Sauer P226 used by Christian Slater in the film, which was provided to the production by Hand Prop Room, was auctioned off by Heritage Auction.

A SIG-Sauer P226 (9x19mm) used in Broken Arrow; the weapon pictured here is the actual screen-used pistol carried by Christian Slater in the film. (This picture comes from a 2024 listing by Heritage Auction.)
Opposite view of the screen-used SIG-Sauer P226 from Broken Arrow. Note filed-down barrel lock-up, one of the modifications required to enable the pistol to function with blank ammunition.
Baker (James MacDonald) opens fire with the suppressed SIG P226.
Baker (James MacDonald) pulls the SIG while in a standoff with Hale.
Along with S&W, Hale holds the SIG P226 (you can see the double-stack bulges on the frame).
Hale holds the SIG.

SIG-Sauer P228

Max (Shaun Toub) draws a SIG-Sauer P228 on Terry (Samantha Mathis) aboard the train, which she later takes. When the finale begins, Terry and Hale (Christian Slater) both use the gun at one point or another.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm. This is a really well worn movie blank adapted gun
Terry picks up the 228.
Hale drops to the deck after grabbing the pistol from the small of Terry's back.
Terry fires back at the mercenary driving the train. Impressively, she manages to shoot him twice in the chest with a pistol, after he has failed to hit her with multiple shots from a scoped assault rifle.

Submachine Guns

Beretta Model 12

A Beretta M12 SMG is used by one of Deakins' men, Johnson (Vyto Ruginis) as Hale and Carmichael are pursued throughout the underground mine. Hale also is seen using the M12 against Deakins briefly.

Beretta M12 9mm
Johnson (Vyto Ruginis) holds the Beretta M12.
Hale using the M12 against Deakins briefly.

Heckler & Koch HK94 (chopped and converted)

The USAF Search and Recovery team that arrive at the crash site carry Heckler & Koch HK94s chopped and converted to resemble MP5A3s. Kelly (Howie Long) is also seen using one on the train.

Heckler & Koch HK94 chopped and converted to resemble an MP5A3. Note the lack of a paddle magazine release, a lugged barrel, and a push pin set - 9mm.
Kelly (Howie Long) with his converted HK94.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

Two of Deakins' men carry Heckler & Koch MP5Ks during the train scenes at the end of the movie.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9mm. This is a very well worn Motion picture weapon
One of the mercenaries holding the MP5K is taken down.
Another MP5K-carrying mercenary is taken down by Hale.


A full size Uzi is seen in the hands of one of the mercenaries on the train.

IMI Uzi 9mm
A full size Uzi is seen at the far left.

Micro Uzi

A Micro Uzi was seen in the hands of one of Deakins' men.

Micro Uzi with 32 rd magazine - 9mm
One of Deakins' men very stupidly shoots at Hale behind the comm dish, destroying it.
The same man is "chopped" off the train by a helicopter's rotors, still clutching his Uzi.


Heckler & Koch G3A3

One of the NEST team members is armed with a Heckler & Koch G3A3 rifle when confronting Deakins' Humvee.

Heckler & Koch G3A3 7.62x51mm NATO
One of the NEST team members is armed with a Heckler & Koch G3A3.

M727 with M203 grenade launcher

Hale (Christian Slater) uses an M727 with an M203 grenade launcher during the helicopter assault on Deakins' train. He later hands it off to Colonel Max Wilkins (Delroy Lindo) to cover him as he makes a leap onto the train.

Colt Model 727 - 5.56x45mm with M203 grenade launcher - 40mm
A production image of Christian Slater holding the assault rifle.
Colonel Max Wilkins (Delroy Lindo) fires the Colt.

Ruger AC-556K

Deakins (John Travolta) uses a Ruger AC-556K with the factory folding stock during the fight in the abandoned mines. The weapon is a 556 due to the fact that Deakins fires it full auto.

Ruger AC-556K - 5.56mm
Deakins racks the bolt on his rifle.
Deakins holding the rifle.


M16A2s were seen in the hands of USAF Airmen when they recover Hale.

M16A2 Rifle - 5.56mm. Select Fire rifle (Safe/Semi/3 round Burst Only).

Colt XM177

Colt XM177 Commando was seen in the hands of NEST teams and Air Force pilots. Technically, they should be the GAU-5/A rifle.

XM-177E2 Carbine aka Colt Model 629 aka - 5.56x45mm. This was the last variant of the XM177 rifle used in the Vietnam War.
USAF helicopter pilot McKeller (Charlie Brewer) is shot down while holding the XM177.

Colt Model 723

Brandt (Myke Schwartz), the mercenary that takes out the USAF chopper pilots is seen using a Colt Model 723 with a scope, bipod, and suppressor. He is also seen firing on the search and rescue team.

Colt Model 723 "M16A2 Carbine" - 5.56x45mm
Brandt (Myke Schwartz) looks up from the sights of the rifle after shooting the two Air Force pilots.

IMI Galil

One of Deakin's henchmen on the train shoots at Terry (Samantha Mathis) with a scoped IMI Galil rifle in 5.56mm NATO.

IMI Galil AR - 5.56x45mm
A mercenary takes aim with the Galil.


Mossberg 590

Kelly (Howie Long) uses a full-sized Mossberg 590 with Ghost Ring-Type Sights, heat shield and a cruiser pistol grip after losing his MP5A3 during the train shootout. The weapon is also fitted with an unknown laser sight, which appears to be the same type used on the M4A1s in Air Force One. He gets into a standoff with Deakins with the shotgun when he arms and refuses to shut down the nuclear missile. Hale is later seen with the shotgun and forces Deakins into a corner before he threatens to detonate the nuke. Also, Shepherd (Jeffrey J. Stephen), the mercenary that confronts Hale and Terry at the helicopter on the train uses a Mossberg with bead sights and no laser.

The shotgun used by both Howie Long and Christian Slater in the film was eventually sold in a a 2018 Heritage Auctions listing.

A Mossberg 590 (12-gauge) with pistol grip, bayonet lug, heat shield, and laser sight, as used in Broken Arrow. The weapon pictured here is the actual-screen used shotgun wielded by both Howie Long and Christian Slater in the film, as it appeared in a 2018 Heritage Auctions listing.
Opposite view of the screen-used Mossberg 590 from Broken Arrow.
A close-up of the laser fitted to the screen-used Mossberg 590 from the film. While this laser is currently unidentified, it appears to be the same make/model used on the M4A1 Carbines in Air Force One. (NOTE: Image has been flipped in order to show writing on the laser sight.)
Shepherd (Jeffrey J. Stephen) aims the Mossberg.
Mossberg 590 with ghost ring sights and speedfeed stock - 12 gauge.
Production image of Kelly holding the shotgun.
Kelly holds his pistol-gripped Mossberg 590 shotgun during a confrontation.
Deakens in a standoff with Kelly and his shotgun.
Kelly holds the shotgun.
Kelly fires the shotgun.

Machine Guns

M134 minigun

The USAF UH-1 that is commandeered by Deakins' men is armed with twin M134 miniguns. Novacek (Casey Biggs) uses them to open fire on Hale and Terry.

General Electric M134 - 7.62x51mm
The minigun is seen as one of the pilots goes down.
The UH-1 fires its twin miniguns.


M67 Hand Grenade

Johnson (Vyto Ruginis) is seen attempting to toss an M67 hand grenade, but it ends up in the hands of Hale, who tosses it at Deakins.

M67 fragmentation grenade
Johnson (Vyto Ruginis) attempting to use his teeth to pull the pin off an M67 hand grenade
The M67 hand grenade lands in the hands of Hale.

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