The Rock

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A highly decorated, retired U.S. Marine general (Ed Harris) seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz, with eighty-one tourists as hostages on the San Francisco Bay isle. His demand: Restitution to families of soldiers who died in covert operations. read more
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A highly decorated, retired U.S. Marine general (Ed Harris) seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz, with eighty-one tourists as hostages on the San Francisco Bay isle. His demand: Restitution to families of soldiers who died in covert operations. The response: An elite Navy SEAL team, with support from an FBI chemical-warfare expert (Nicolas Cage) and a former Alcatraz escapee (Sean Connery), is assembled to penetrate the terrorists’ defenses on the island and neutralize the threat before time runs out. The result: A fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller with a first-rate cast, directed by Michael Bay and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer.

Original Release

06/01/1996

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Cast

Sean Connery John Patrick Mason
Nicolas Cage Stanley Goodspeed
Ed Harris General Francis X. Hummel
John Spencer F.B.I. Director Womack
David Morse Major Tom Baxter
William Forsythe Ernest Paxton
Michael Biehn Commander Anderson
Vanessa Marcil Carla Pestalozzi
John C. McGinley Marine Captain Hendrix (as John C. Mc Ginley)
Bokeem Woodbine Sergeant Crisp
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michael Bay

Writers

Aaron Sorkin, Jonathan Hensleigh, Robert Towne, Quentin Tarantino, Nicolas Cage, David Weisberg, Douglas Cook, Mark Rosner

Cast

Sean Connery John Patrick Mason
Nicolas Cage Stanley Goodspeed
Ed Harris General Francis X. Hummel
John Spencer F.B.I. Director Womack
David Morse Major Tom Baxter
William Forsythe Ernest Paxton
Michael Biehn Commander Anderson
Vanessa Marcil Carla Pestalozzi
John C. McGinley Marine Captain Hendrix (as John C. Mc Ginley)
Bokeem Woodbine Sergeant Crisp
Claire Forlani Jade Angelou
Gregory Sporleder Captain Frye
Tony Todd Captain Darrow
Greg Collins Private Gamble
Brendan Kelly Private Cox
Steve Harris Private McCoy
Danny Nucci Lieutenant Shepard
Celeste Weaver Stacy Richards
Todd Louiso Marvin Isherwood
David Bowe Dr. Ling

Producers

Sean Connery Executive Producer
Louis A. Stroller Executive Producer
William Stuart Executive Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Don Simpson Producer
Kenny Bates Producer
Barry H. Waldman Producer

Editors

Richard Francis-Bruce

1997 Oscar Best Sound Nominated
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