Broken Arrow is a 1996 American action film directed by John Woo and starring John Travolta and Christian Slater. The screenplay was written by Graham Yost. The original music score was composed by Hans Zimmer. "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.