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Rock, The

Rock, The(1996)

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Brief Synopsis

For years Brigadier General Francis Xavier Hummel, a decorated military hero, has petitioned the United States government to honor his men who have lost their lives in service to their country during highly covert military operations by providing their families the same benefits and tributes due other war veterans. For years his efforts have been scorned. Now, angry and determined to seek justice, Hummel and a crack team of commandos seize control of Alcatraz Island, taking hostage a group of tourists. If reparations are not immediately forthcoming, Hummel plans to launch a battery of rockets charged with lethal V.X. poison gas on the San Francisco Bay area. The city''s only hope for survival is FBI chemical/biological weapons expert, Stanley Goodspeed, and a top-secret federal prisoner, John Patrick Mason, who also happens to be the only known convict to have escaped the island fortress.

Cast & Crew

Michael Bay Director
Sean Connery Patrick Mason
Nicolas Cage Stanley Goodspeed
Ed Harris General Francis X Hummel
William Forsythe Eddie Paxton
Michael Biehn Charles Anderson
John Spencer Fbi Director Womack
David Morse Major Tom Baxter
John C. Mcginley Marine Captain Hendrix
Bokeem Woodbine Sergeant Crisp
Jim Maniaci Private Scarpetti
Greg Collins Private Gamble
Jack Yates Hummel Marine No 1

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1996 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Sound:  Production Co:  Jerry Bruckheimer Films .....Production Company, Hollywood Pictures .....Production Company, Alterian Studios, Inc. .....Production Company, Sony Pictures Scoring Stage .....Production Company, Central Casting, Inc. .....Production Company, Video Images .....Production Company, Media Ventures .....Production Company, Paramount Pictures .....Production Company, Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities .....Production Company, Paskal Lighting .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Department Of Interior .....Production Company, Golden Gate National Recreation Area .....Production Company, San Francisco Film Commission .....Production Company, San Francisco Port Commission .....Production Company, San Francisco Police Department .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Technicolor .....Production Company, Panavision, Ltd. .....Production Company, Eastman Kodak .....Production Company, Gaumont Buena Vista International .....Theatrical Distributor, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International .....Theatrical Distributor, Buena Vista International .....Theatrical Distributor, Randy Nielsen .....Cableman, Mitchell Boyce .....Cableman (San Francisco Unit), Thomas Giordano .....Cableman (2nd Unit), Walt Disney Studios Distribution .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)

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  • Why is this part of the Criterion Collection?

    Kubby 2015-03-02

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