Broken Arrow (1996) Script


You see what happened there?

I'm pretty sure you hit me.

No. I give you left, left.

You think I'll give another left, and I gave you a right.

I'm just telling you... that's what boxing's all about, OK?

You show your opponent one thing, and you do something else.

That's how Ali took the title from Foreman.

He beat him with a rope-a-dope. Don't you remember?

I don't remember what day of the week it is.

That's right. Everyone thought Ali's arms had run out, that he's on empty, but he's just setting Foreman up.

He's letting him burn himself out.

And then in the eighth round, he comes.

Poor George has got nothing left.

I always liked Bruce Lee movies.

Now you're learning.

Don't look at my hands. Look at my shoulder.

That's where the punch is coming from.


You're still looking at my hands.

Now come on, let's try it again.

Come on, focus! Come on! Shoulders, shoulders!

Here. Nah. You keep it.

Come on, you won. Yeah, but I always win.

I mean, I feel so guilty about it.

Shut up and take it.

You know why you didn't beat me today, Hale?

You've been boxing for 20 years... and you're better at it than I am?

No. You don't have the will to win.

Well, your insight is shattering.

You had me today.

You could have shut me down, but you blinked.

Yeah, well, we were only sparring, buddy.

Thinking like that is exactly why you lost.

Now take this. It's yours.

No, no, no, take it.

If you didn't give it everything you've got, then I don't want it. Go ahead.

You don't understand. It really is yours.

I took it out of your 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?

Sorry about that, sir. That will never happen again.


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

Fly a simulated, low-level border penetration.

Nap of the earth all the way.

Scare cows, wake the farmers. Not tonight, buddy.

We're flying the B3 with two live nukes.

Palmdale's concerned about... low-level gamma and x-ray diffusion... screwing up the peripherals.

They want to send up a couple, see if anything glows.

61s? Big ones. 83s.

Whoo! Crowd pleasers.

How's your head? 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.

These exercises are fantastic.

When we go to war against Utah, we are really going to kick ass.

Ground control, ready for rollout.

Park ranger.

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

Should I go? No, Wanda. You stay put.

Yeah, I know. No wood fires in the park.

Wanda has a cold, and I'm trying to keep her warm.

Sir, have you seen any other hikers... or campers in this area?

Not this time of year. What's the fine for this?

Pretty steep.


Jesus Christ. Drag him out of there.

Be smelling that all night.

Climb heading 287, flight level 200.

That's 287, 200.

I don't think that Aurora Project... is going to happen for me. Spoke to your buddy Taylor.

He doesn't feel like I have enough fighter time to qualify.

And what did you say to him?

Thank you very much, sir. Good-bye.

You'll never change, will you?

And that, my friend, will be your downfall.

Know what your problem is? Yeah. I'm always right.

You think you're always right. That's deep.

You should have made colonel by now, but you're too busy pushing at everybody all the time.

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

McMurren control, this is Go-Seven.

Colonel, you boys in Utah still awake?

Copy, Major Deakins. We're ready and waiting.

Be advised, we're going to catch... your sorry little butts this morning and bite down hard.

You may pass that along to Captain Hale... with my compliments.

Wilkins is giving us attitude.

You want to take a turn tonight?

I'll fly in one ear and out the other.

He won't even know we were there.

Hale says that if anyone can catch us, you can.

And everyone get a fix.

They're about to turn out the lights.

Ready, captain? On your command, major.

Go to war.

Initiating stealth mode.

River valley approach. Here we go.

Colonel, they've gone to stealth mode.

We lost them on radar. Anybody still holding?

Got capture on their heat signature, sir.

Good. They may be running cold, but the air above ten-five is colder.

Good man, Frenchy. I like that.

Descend to 400 feet AGL, altimeter setting 3001.

Air speed .7 Mach 3001, 400 feet.

Nap of the earth. Here we go.

Terry, you been through the Needles entrance?

No, why? Mrs. Parker just called.

Oh, God. What is it this time? Another UFO?

Or did Elvis drop by for dinner?

She didn't mention him but said a bunch of trucks... went through the Needles entrance an hour ago, and she thought they looked suspicious.

Clyde, what exactly does a suspicious truck look like?

I don't know, and I have no idea.

Me neither.

The thing is, she said one of the trucks was ours.

You're the only one out tonight, so if it wasn't you...

She was probably just hallucinating.

Don't worry. I'll check it out.

Lost them. Damn.

Come on, keep hunting. Keep hunting.

We're below their eyes. Proceed to primary target.

Descending to 200 feet.

Ridge coming up in 6 seconds.

I got it.

Whoo! Very nicely done.

Excellent. Switching to autopilot.

Almost as good as me.

I left a few trees behind. I'll try to do better next time.

You really love this shit, don't you?

Where else can you fly a $2 billion plane...

800 miles an hour 100 feet off the ground?

That is a fact. That is a fact.

You're in for life, huh?

As long as they'll have me. Aren't you?

Nah, nah. I don't think so.

I mean, come on.

You said it yourself, I should be colonel by now.

Instead, idiots like Boone become general.

Boone is not such a bad guy.

If he had a thought go through his head, it would be the quickest trip in North America.

Oh, nah.

Flying doesn't mean what it used to mean to me.

Not the flying. Carrying the nukes. I know you.

You love having the power of God at your fingertips.

You get off on it.

Look out your window. There's something wrong... with the terrain following here.

Shouldn't that starboard ridge be on our port side?


Here she comes.


What the hell are you doing?

Clyde, I'm looking at half a valley, and there's nothing going...

Holy shit!

I got them!


This is Deakins! Hale's lost it! I'm punching out!

Oh, shit!

Get me search and rescue. We got pilots down.

Plane crashed 18 minutes ago.

The White House chief of staff is on his way up.

Good morning, gentlemen. So, do I wake the President?

Bill. Jack.

Well, what have we got?

We're going out with this.

Rick's team prepared it.

"The United States Air Force regrets to announce...

"that early this morning a C141 heavy-lift cargo plane...

"went down over the Utah desert.

"The status of the crew has yet to be determined...

Yadda yadda yadda. "

That's very nice bullshit, Rick.

Thank you, sir. We'll go with that.


We're making a mistake.


You have some input you wish to share with us?

Yes, sir.

"Aviation Week" has been following... the development of the B3 for years.

They have guys camping out in lawn chairs all night... out by the Whiteman perimeter fence, watching just in case one of these things take off.

They're going to know that one took off last night, and they're going to know... that it didn't come back.

We put out a press release... saying a C141 went down in Utah, they'll put 2 and 2 together.

"Aviation Week" is going to run a story.

Everyone's going to know what really happened, and we're all going to look extremely stupid.

We're better off just telling the truth.

The truth? How'd you get this job?

Rewrite it... like Giles said. Yes, sir.

I want you to go to Utah. I'll have my C21 standing by.

That was good work in there. "Guys in lawn chairs... "

I don't know, Giles. Sometimes you scare me.

Hell, sir... sometimes I scare myself.

Move! Move! Move! Come on!

Wallace, over there!

Reed, check over there!

Kelly, check over there!

See anything? Not a goddamn thing!

Colonel, this is Rhodes.

Go, Max.

Aircraft disintegrated. Negative survivors on site.

Checking payload. Over.

You watch your needles there, chief.

Over here!

Over here!

Take that end.

The nukes are gone.


We got ourselves a Broken Arrow.

You find those nukes, chief.

If your Geigers pick up more rads... than you get off a toaster, I want you out of there.

Broken what?

Broken Arrow. It's a class IV strategic theater emergency.

It's what we call it when we lose a nuclear weapon.

I don't know what's scarier, losing nuclear weapons... or that it happens so often, there's a term for it.

They've found the wreckage 90 miles outside of McMurren.

No bombs on board.

This is a real nightmare.

We don't know where the damn things are.

Cappy, put 2 more teams in the air.

I want Chief Rhodes backed up to the fullest extent.

Why didn't they go off?

They have to be armed to detonate.

They're designed to survive crashes intact.

They could lie in burning jet fuel... for 5 hours... no problem.

So, what the hell happened?

In his last transmission, Major Deakins said that Captain Hale lost control.

It's possible one of them may have hit weapons release... during the confusion.


You won that round.

Sir! Please turn around!

Who the hell are you? Park ranger.

Just put it down, and I won't have to kill you.

This isn't a standoff. I've got the gun.

I never keep it loaded.

Thought you said it wasn't loaded.

I lied. Now, who the hell are you?

I'm a captain in the United States Air Force.

Captain, you're under arrest until we get this sorted out.

Lady, you're missing the bigger picture here.


Hold still. All right?

I have already had a hell of a morning, lady.

I can't tell you what's going on, but I need your help, OK?

This is a good way to convince me.

We both know the gun is loaded.

If I wanted to, I could blow your head off, right?


But I'm not going to.

Come on.

I got a radio in my truck.

It's this way.

Got them!

We got one.

How you doing?

Hey. You guys need any help?

It's an Air Force training exercise, sir.

I'll have to ask you to leave.

Hey, no problem. We just, uh...

Oh, jeez.

Any sign of Deakins?

Maybe the son of a bitch is dead.

What a terrible thing to say.

Get them.

You assured me everything would go smoothly.

Everything is going smoothly, I assure you.

Our merchandise is not where it's supposed to be.

It's right down there, Mr. Pritchett.

Everything's on schedule.

Sir, we got one intact. Let's go find the other one.

Move! Let's go!

Care for a Coke or something?

2 gunships left McMurren and are headed this way.

Wonderful! Don't worry about them.

I worry. What about the other pilot?

We saw him eject. Huh.

Captain Hale. I seriously doubt that he's alive.

I punched him out when we were scraping the valley floor.

There's a report that a park ranger called in.

She saw a pilot come down. Really?

Find her.

I got it!

Hello? McMmurren, come in.

Go, Max.

McMurren, come in. Over.

Max, are you there?



McMurren, come in.


Going to open the access panels.

Going to drop in a couple grenades.

It won't go nuclear, but it will destroy the bomb...

And whoever's trying to steal it.

I can't let you do that, chief.

And why not?

All clear!

Where is your truck? Just around the bend.

How did you find me? Saw your chute.

Don't step on that! There. On that black stuff.

It's cryptogammic soil. Very fragile.

One footprint takes centuries to repair.

Come on. Jump. Yeah.

Thought it was a mine or something.

Endangered dirt. That's a new one.

Colonel Wilkins, this is Airman Kelly, sir!

Go. Chief Rhodes is dead!

They're all dead!

What the hell happened? What the hell happened?!

It's the nuke! It's open! It's wide open!

Kelly, come in! What happened?

Oh, God! What am I going to do?


Recall search and rescue. Get me Washington.

I want N.E.S.T. On this right now.

You missed your calling, boy. Yeah, Deak. I even bought it.

Make sure you get Hale! Go!

I'd like to remind you... there's two attack helicopters headed this way.

Not anymore. They've just been recalled.

I'll check the perimeter.

That's where they're headed. They're going over.

Get to work.

You see, Mr. Pritchett... they believe they've got an exposed core...

And that changes things remarkably...

Because you can't send people out... to an active radiation area. That wouldn't be right.

First, you have to take a picture from a satellite.

That takes an hour and a half to change orbit.

Then they send in a N.E.S.T.

That's a Nuclear Emergency Search Team.

Closest one is about 2 hours from here.

By the time they find us, we'll be gone. So relax.

Can your radio get a signal to McMurren?

I'll have Clyde patch us through.

We can get your people in here. Then I can go feed my dog.

Clyde, this is Terry. Do you read me?

Hello? Clyde, this is Terry. Do you read me?

Why the hell are they shooting at us?

We don't have time to discuss it right now.

Come on.

Let's have some fun.


You OK? Yeah.

Give me your gun.

Come on.

Come on.

You have any more bullets? Yeah.

We need to get out of this canyon.

We can get out up that way.

Now, if I could get that bastard to hold still.

I have an idea. Wait. I didn't mean...

Oh, shit.

Don't shoot!

Where is he?

I don't know.



Holy shit!

Novacek must have hit a canyon wall.

You think? Maybe.


You said you'd planned this thing carefully.

How are we going to move those things now?

Use the trucks.

The trucks! Now, you listen.

I've spent a lot of money underwriting this, and frankly, you're beginning to shake my confidence!

Well... yeah. Well, I, uh...

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.

I have been in the military for 20 years.

I planned and flew over 100 missions in the Gulf.

I put these boys together because they are motivated... and they are highly trained, like me.

This is what I do, and this is battle, and battle is a highly fluid situation.

You plan on your contingencies, and I have.

You keep your initiative, and I will.

But what you don't do is share command.

It's never a good idea.

It's still my money.

And if we succeed, you and your friends will get a ton of it.

If we're successful?

Look, Mr. Pritchett, I will deliver the weapons to the destination, but I can't depend and I can't guarantee... that those assholes in Washington... won't do something stupid like not pay.

What if they don't?

Well, if they don't...

The Southwest will be a quiet neighborhood for about 10,000 years.


Fax me their last transmission. How much radiation is tracking?

Fax that to Mr. Prentice. Yes, sir.

So far, we're not picking up any.

That's kind of strange, isn't it?

I mean, with an exposed core?

The breach may not be as bad as we thought.

Colonel... what if this wasn't an accident?

What are you saying, Giles?

In his final transmission before the crash, Major Deakins said Captain Hale lost it.

We all assume that to mean pilot error... or equipment failure, but what if he meant...

Hale intentionally lost the plane?

But why would he do that?

Two nuclear weapons would be worth a lot of money.

To who, son? There are easier ways to buy nuclear weapons.

Go to one of the old Soviet republics, they'll fix you up with a couple for the price of a BMW.

Sir... I meant, how much would they be worth to us?

How much would we pay to get them back?

Hold on.

These nukes have codes that prevent people from using them.

Of course.

And no one knows these codes, right, except for the President and you guys?

Access to the codes requires the highest security.

Not even the pilots have these codes, right?

Where is that N.E.S.T. Team now?

They just took off, sir.

The E.T.A. In Utah is 96 minutes.

Correct 10, left. 10-4.

It's OK. It's not OK!

I want to know what's going on right now!

We were carrying nuclear weapons on our plane last night.

My former commander is trying to steal them.

Oh, my God. That's why I need your help.

Without the helicopter, he won't be able to move them.

Deak will have a backup plan. He'll be prepared for that.

Trucks. He's got trucks.

Last night Clyde radioed me... that someone came through the Needles gate with trucks.

He won't take them towards town. What else is around here?

The river.

Do you mind?

No, I don't mind at all.

Care for one?

The one in front has the nukes. How do you know?

There's only a driver. They're keeping the weight down.

Give me your gun again. What are you going to do?

I'll think of something.

Wait. We know where they are.

Let's get to a phone and call for help.

If they make it to the river, I'll lose them again.

You get to the phone, OK?

Then I'm going with you. No, you're not.

You're going to need help.

I don't have time to argue with you, OK?

The nuclear weapons are my responsibility, not yours.

You're a park ranger. I'm a military officer.

Just go to the phone.

This is a bad idea.



Hale! Well, goddamn!

Run him down.

Get him!

Get him!


Don't panic. Bulletproof glass.

You can get out now.

Looks like we got ourselves a standoff.

Aah! No... we... don't!

Go! Go!

OK... you can come.

Stay down!

Would you mind not shooting at the thermonuclear weapons?

Where's St. Jude's hospital from here?

Salt Lake City, I think.

Shit! What?

We're losing gas.

They must have hit the tank.

We need someplace to hide these things.

I know a place.


What the fuck are you up to, Hale?

Don't even.


Aw, fuck!

You learn that in survival school?

New Jersey. Trenton, New Jersey.

What is this place?

It used to be a copper mine.

They shut it down a couple years ago.

Why would they have a new lock?

All right.

Good move, Hale. I didn't see it coming...

But you're going to pay for it. Saddle up, boys.

This place has been prepped. Deak's been here.

What? You think he's coming back?

That would be my guess. May not have a lot of time.

What are we going to do?

We'll just take away his reason for being here.

Want to help me unload these things?

Where do you think they're going?

Same place we were... the only thing on this road.

My God.

Are you sure you know what you're doing?

When you fly with nuclear weapons, you're trained to retrieve if possible, disable if necessary, and destroy if essential.

And what are we doing?

I'm going to disable it.

You have to arm these things with a code.

If you enter the wrong code 3 times, the nuke goes dead.

All the circuitry shuts down and shorts out.

Pretty soon these things will be... nothing more than paperweights.

Hale, pick up.

Pick up!

Come on, buddy. Pick up the phone.

Buddy, huh? Son of a bitch.

You tried to kill me. The friendship is over.

That doesn't mean I don't like you.

Hell, I'm impressed.

I figured you'd have packed up and walked off by now.

You figured wrong. Now I got the nukes.

Guess what, Deak. I'm going to deactivate them.

You hear that?

That's me punching the wrong codes.

Pretty soon these things will be absolutely useless.

Might as well turn around and drive away.

Outstanding, Hale. That's the spirit.

Damn. I'm totally screwed now.

Unless I thought of that ahead of time.


You're kidding.

Didn't work, did it? I used uncoded circuit boards.

You just activated a nuclear warhead, my friend.

Setting off a nuke in this mine has been my plan from day one.

Otherwise, some D.C. Civilian... might say I haven't got the guts.


He's insane.

I considered bringing you in. You know why I didn't?

Because I would have said no? Nah. I'd have just killed you.

I was afraid you'd say yes... because you don't have the balls to go through with this.

We both know that.

How deep is this mine?

Uh... about 2,000 feet.

That's plenty.

I'm going to be there in a few minutes.

Get out of there as soon as you can.

It's your last move, buddy.

I can think of another move.

I'll keep these together. If one goes off, the other gets buried under a billion tons of rock.

How does that sound?

You wouldn't do something like that.

You sure about that... buddy?

Shit! Fuck! He's going to do it.

Let's get him.

We've got to be gone before he gets here.

I can't do this.

Listen, you told me this is a copper mine, right?

Right? Right.

The blast will fuse this place into one big solid copper pot.

But they're coming! That's right.

If I don't get these to a safe level before they get here, God knows where he'll use them.

Just keep an eye on the timer, OK?

All right.

What is that noise?

Water. There's an underground river beneath this place.

Let's get these things unloaded.

I understand, sir.

I'll advise N.E.S.T. Of the situation.

As soon as the ground is clean, I'll send in a dozen gunships.

We'll secure the whole area.

Yes, sir.

Giles Prentice, sir. Wilkins.

Good to meet you finally. Likewise, sir.

That was the chairman, Mr. Prentice.

According to an N.S.A. Radio intercept, you were right, but it's Deakins stealing the nukes, not Hale.

Now what?

We get out of here before he shows up.

How many times do I have to say it?

Please don't shoot the nuclear weapons.

Kelly, we found the nuke.

We're at the end of tunnel "A."

Put the cold one on the elevator, and we'll be along.

A service tunnel. Come on.

Make sure Hale doesn't get back to the bomb.

And, Johnson, the clock is ticking.

Where are you taking us? Back to the elevator.

These service tunnels run between the main shafts.

Now... if we take the next right...


Hey, Hale. Nice move with the nukes.

Shows initiative, determination. Proud of you!

But I think I gave us too much time.

30 whole minutes... I don't know.

Shows a lack of total commitment, don't you think?

So I took it down to 13.

I'll be right back.


All set. We'll be right along.

Are you OK?

Well, I got to go.

You two have a nice time down here.

And don't forget to say hi to Johnson for me... when you see him.

20 bucks says you're going to see him first.

Really? Yeah.

You're going to ransom Salt Lake City, aren't you?

Why do you say that?

St. Jude's hospital.

You'll hide the warheads in radiology... so they don't show up on satellite scans, right?

Huh. Well, I'm impressed.

Thank you. So, how much you ask for?

Lots. I got a broker in Stockholm... that's going to buy me 5% of Volvo.

For the rest of my years, I'll live off the dividends, happy in the knowledge that I'm helping to make... the safest automobiles in the world.

So that's what this is all about? Money?

Yeah. Bullshit.

You tell me why. Go ahead.

You tell me why.

Because you've been passed over for promotion so many times, you want to show the bastards you're right.

Maybe it's because everybody's cashing out, so why the hell not you?

Maybe your mother dropped you on your head when you were a baby.

Who the hell cares?

There's no difference between you... and a guy who shoots up a schoolyard.

You both got a head full of bad wiring.

What was that? You're fucked in the head!


I pissed him off.

Uh, uh... it's this way.

Hey, hey, hey! Where the hell's the other one?

Shut up.

Help us. Come on.


What a Mongolian clusterfuck.

Get the goddamn thing in. Let's get out of here.

That was the only way out.

Oh, man.

That's it, then, isn't it?

You have any family?

No. Just me and Fred.

Fred. Uh, who's Fred? Your boyfriend?

No. My dog.

The river.

Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

They hit it digging a tunnel.

That's why they shut down the mine.

Come on.

Hang on. Four minutes to detonation.

You stupid bastard! We'll all be killed!

We'll be fine, Mr. Pritchett.

Please keep your voice down. I'm trying to concentrate.

This should be it.

That seam doesn't go anywhere.


One o'clock. On the road.

Attention. We are federal agents.

Stop your vehicle immediately.

Oh, God! Oh, God!

How does that gunship fit into your grand strategy?

You don't know what you're doing!

This is out of control! I must have been...

Hush. Hush.

Stop your vehicle.

I repeat, stop your vehicle immediately.

We'll get in front of him.

Do not move, or you will be fired upon.


We are federal agents.

Throw down your weapons and keep your hands in sight.

I just realized something.

I never actually killed anyone before.

I mean... I dropped bombs on Baghdad, but never face-to-face.

I don't know what the big deal is.

I really don't.

Turn your electronic equipment off now.

Throw down your weapons.

We're losing power! Oh, my God!

Control, people. Control.

We've gone red! Trip the relays!


I said, goddamn, what a rush!


Son of a bitch!

Shock wave took down the damn chopper.

That's E.M. P... electromagnetic pulse.

Nuclear blast sends it out for miles.

Everything electronic shuts down, including choppers and radios.

Hell, we just shut down McMurren's field communications.

That will put a dent in their response time, huh?

Deak, you the man! I'm the man!

Shouldn't we be evacuating?

We're fine. It was underground.

Colonel Wilkins to General Creely.

How do you know?

If it had been a surface detonation, we'd have felt a different kind of ground tremor.

We'd also be burned, blind, and dying.

We're 10 minutes behind.

Mr. Pritchett, would you mind stepping outside?

It went off underground, thank God.

What do we do now?

First, we nail a huge goddamn lid on this thing.

And with all due respect to your boy Giles... and his belief that honesty is the best policy, from now until the end of the world, what happened in Utah today was an earthquake.

Hey, it's OK.

My God. We set off a nuclear bomb.

The walls shielded the blast.

None of the radiation leaked out.

We're all right. Look at my hands.

Why are they shaking like that? Because the water was freezing.

That's not normal. No, it's OK.

We're just cold. Just need to get warm.

OK? All right?

Hey, look. See the butterflies there?

If there was radiation, they wouldn't survive.

Now, would they? No.

All right?

I guess not.

It says so in the detonation manual, that if you see butterflies after detonation, you're going to be fine. OK?

It doesn't say that.

I promise you, though, we're fine.

How far downriver does this path go?

Three or four miles.

We should get to Deakins before he gets out of here.


Looks like there's just two of them.

There's more coming.

I thought you said Hale wouldn't be a problem.

He surprised me, too, but he's dead, so let's go.

Sink it? Steal it.

Let's move it. They're coming.

Get out of the boat. Get out of the boat!

Well, your friends in Washington... should be getting the package now.

Yep. I'm sure we got their full and complete attention.

Let's move it. We're on a tight schedule.

...$250 million by 1400, Utah time.

This deadline is not negotiable, and there is no grace period.

The second device is on a timer.

Shortly after you receive this, the timer will be activated.

At 1401, I will make a call.

If you have complied, I will stop the timer.

If you have not...

Yes. Yes, sir. I understand.

Creely. Please hold.

The President is asking if we know where the device is headed.

If Deakins had a plane waiting, it could be anywhere.

We just don't know. I do.

One moment, sir.

This is Colonel Jamison. They've found Captain Hale.

He's at Lake Powell.

This is a really bad idea.

Sir, the prisoner is secure. All right, Tom. Good job.

You gentlemen can R.T.B. I'll take it.

Roger, sir. Returning to base.

They found the raft on the other side of the lake.

Tracks from a heavy truck ran out on the paved road.

What about the girl? What about her?

What about her? She's an innocent victim.

I got her involved.

You're going to hit that truck with everything you've got.

I don't want her becoming a casualty.

Maybe giving her up is OK with you, but we're military officers.

We took an oath, one officer to another.

We have a responsibility to save that woman's life... and get back the weapon.

I have a responsibility to follow orders... and return you to McMurren.

Do you understand what orders are, captain?

Yes, sir, I do. Good.

Because I'm about to break them.

Any argument, Mr. Prentice? No, sir.

Just for the record, I'm not entirely a civilian.

I was actually a lieutenant in the R.O.T.C. At Yale.

Good for you, lieutenant.

Is the radio still down? Afraid so.

Your chopper will be refueled in two minutes.

I wish I were going with you.

Captain, what exactly are you looking for?

Tracks. As in railroad tracks?

Yeah. Deak knows you're covering every inch of asphalt.

I'll bet 20 bucks that nuke isn't on a truck.

It's on a train. Let me see the map.

Salt Lake is northwest of here.

These tracks curve east before Salt Lake.

Why would he do that?

I don't think he's going to Salt Lake.

But that's where the closest hospital is.

You found the radiology tag.

That's what's bothering me. I think he planted it... to make the person that found it think that's where he's heading.

He's doing a rope-a-dope. He's doing a what?

Rope-a-dope. It's a boxing term. Ali and Foreman in Zaire.

I know what the rope-a-dope is. What's your point?

My point is that everything he shows us says he's heading west.

He's actually heading east.


You said you had Salt Lake sealed up pretty tight.

What's it going to hurt if we check out Denver?

Shepherd! Any trouble with the train crew?

Not a bit. They went like lambs.

Good for them. Let's get that satellite dish wired in.

Already done. Excellent.

With this remote, you can shut the bomb down face-to-face... or dial it in over the link.

All right. Let's close this deal.

I want to be airborne in five minutes... en route to the mountains.

Contact Washington. Tell them the bomb's on its way to Denver.

Then contact Geneva.

When the money's in place, I'll shut down that puppy.

Smile, boys. We're about to retire.

Let's get this bird unwrapped.


We haven't met. I'm Max.


You probably thought I was a computer nerd.

Ha ha ha! Wrong.

I was a Navy S.E.A.L., lady.

You should see what I can do with just my thumb.

You just saved me $3 million. I owe you one.

Shoot yourself. We'll call it square.

Whoa. Attitude.

Now, where's my little buddy Hale?

He left you alone, didn't he?

Oh, that's his speed... 100% pussy.

He's got more guts than you think.

But would he have enough guts to eat a bullet... before he'd help someone vaporize a whole city?

I think he'd fold, but not you.

I think you've got more guts than he does.

I think you'd eat a bullet.

Let's find out.

Now, press four.


Ahh, I said push four.

Go ahead.

Push four.





Go ahead.



Starting at ground zero... and moving out in concentric circles, we have, in terms of immediate effect, 100% fatalities to 30 miles, 90% at 40 miles, dropping roughly 10% for every 10 miles after that.





We estimate... 250,000 dead on impact... and another quarter-million projected within the year.


Come on. Just push "enter," and it's done.

Which is it going to be, hmm?

Ahh. Hmm.

To tell the truth, I thought you were going to fold.

Well, I'm dead either way.

So do it yourself, asshole.

Open the door!

Night-night, honey.

Cover me. Good luck.

Uhh! Uhh!

Bring it in.

Give me your hand.

OK... you can come.

Get me down there!

Let's give those guys a haircut.


Get down!


Wow. That was a first for me, too.



This is where you two get off.


We're leaving, now! Yes, sir!

Where's Shepherd? He's supposed to be here.

Find him!

Cut the power!


Goddamn you, Hale.

We're never going to get clear in time.

We need to shut down the nuke. You hear me?

You need to disarm it. Find Hale.

Oh, God. Your shoulder.

Help me off with this. Oh, God.

No matter what, this train can't make it to the city.

So you stay here and uncouple the car.

I'm going to go after Deakins.

I'll see you soon. You promise?

Fuck them if they can't take a joke.

What the fuck are you doing?

Shut that son of a bitch down, now!

This ain't what I signed on for.

I'm not ready to die, not for you.

Everybody dies, Kelly. I'm as good a reason as any.

Come on. Come on.





Come on out, Deak. It's over.

Ha ha ha!

You lose.

I still got my finger on the trigger.

That's the remote trigger.

You see, if I press this button here, you lose.

And if I push this button...

The weapon is disarmed.

Why don't you disarm it, then?

I'm not in the mood.

Get rid of your weapon.

Get rid of your weapon.

Come on.

That-a boy. Now you can shut it down.

You just have to come and get it, and $20 that I took from you last night...

Says that you won't.

You're out of your mind. Yeah. Ain't it cool?

I'm serious. Your mind has taken a walk off the map.

Maybe, but I'm still going to kick your ass.

All right, you're bleeding, aren't you?

Good. Let's see if we can't get more out of you.



Every fight used to go to a knockout.

Know how it feels to be knocked out?

Your brain presses against your skull, and it feels like this.


Feel anything like that?

I win.

Sir, please turn around.

My name is Riley Hale.

Terry Carmichael.

Pleased to meet you.

You know, you're still under arrest, captain.

Oh, yeah?