Glee star Cory Monteith has revealed that he saw the 1996 John Travolta movie Broken Arrow 23 times in the theater. “Me and one friend went over and over again and watched this movie. Sometimes we paid and sometimes we didn’t,” he tells Ellen DeGeneres on today’s show. “We would yell the lines of the movie at the screen, and people would be leaving and calling us names. When I met him [John Travolta] at the Super Bowl, I was like, ‘I have to tell you something. I saw Broken Arrow 23 times,’ which he was in with Christian Slater. And he was like, ‘Really, wow.’ He was super excited.” If you can’t remember this movie — and that was the goal for most who saw it — watch the trailer below. I recall despising Travolta’s performance when I watched it in theaters (though I did buy the movie’s soundtrack afterward), but viewing the preview now, I’m thinking my taste for the awesomely bad had just not yet been fully acquired. I think I need to revisit.
In the meantime, it’s time for you to confess: What movie have you seen the most times in the theater? If memory serves me correctly, my mother, sister, and I saw Dirty Dancing six times. (After that, I’ve just seen a number of films, including Waterworld, twice.) My colleague Kate Ward could have the best story ever: She saw Moulin Rouge! five times — and hated it the first three. What? “I actually saw it, walked out, then brought my dad to show him how awful it was, then brought my friends to show them how awful it was, and then, by viewing No. 4, realized I actually loved it,” she says. Your turn.