The Rock


2h 11m 1996

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
La Roca, Rock
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Thriller
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Mitchell Boyce; Randy Nielsen; Thomas Giordano
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; San Francisco, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m

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.

Crew

Maggie Adachi

Assistant Sound Editor

Tracy Adams

Avid Editor

Alfred Ainsworth

Video

Bret Alexander

Visual Effects

Michael Allison

Location Manager

Peter Alvarez

Other

David Amborn

Special Effects

Eric Amudsen

Camera

Tim Amyx

Apprentice

Hunter Anderson

Special Effects

Robin Anderson

Script Supervisor

Pete Antico

Stunts

Audie Aragon

Grip

Alison Armstrong

Art Department Coordinator

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Darryl M Athons

Costumes

Paul E Avery

Electrician

Bob Badami

Music Editor

Myron Baker

Set Costumer

Wayne Baker

Assistant Camera Operator

Greg Barchie

Production Assistant

Tom Barrett

Assistant Editor

Ivan L Bates

Stunts

Ken Bates

Stunt Coordinator

Ken Bates

Associate Producer

Scott Beattie

Photography

John Berger

Set Designer

Nancy Best

Assistant

Ruth Bird

Assistant Sound Editor

Larry Blanford

Director Of Photography

Lisa Blok-linson

Location Manager

Beau Bonneau

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mitchell Boyce

Cable Operator

Steve Boyd

Transportation Coordinator

Christopher Boyes

Sound Design

Janet Brady

Stunts

Rosemary Brandenburg

Set Decorator

Nick Brett

Stunts

John W Brilhante

Other

Candy Brock

Video

Dawn Bronson

Assistant

Bob F Brown

Stunts

Jerry Bruckheimer

Producer

Fred Burke

Foley Editor

Justin Burnett

Assistant

Emma Burnham

Assistant

Richard Burton

Other

Rob Burton

Visual Effects

Dick Butler

Stunts

Jeanne Byrd

Script Supervisor

John Cade

Stunts

Greg Callas

Other

Rick Canelli

Adr

Larry Carow

Sound Editor

Ray Cavalluzzi

Visual Effects

John Ceniceros

On-Set Dresser

Patti Cerami

Graphics Coordinator

Matthew B. Chamberlin

Assistant

Lusted Robert Charles

Assistant Editor

Chris Chiappinelli

Production Assistant

Dave Christensen

Rigging Gaffer

Terry Claborn

Color Timer

Jim Clark

Electrician

Roydon Clark

Stunts

Simon Coke

Sound Editor

Robert Cole

Other

Peter Collister

Camera Operator

Peter Collister

Director Of Photography

Chris Colombo

Stunts

Rick Colosimo

Grip

John Colwell

Sound Editor

Robert Consing

Storyboard Artist

Douglas Cook

Screenplay

Douglas Cook

From Story

Midge Costin

Sound Editor

Villamor Cruz

Storyboard Artist

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Mick Cukurs

Set Designer

Ajay Dass

Extras Agent/Coordinator

David Daunt

Assistant Camera Operator

Lisa M. Davidson

Production Assistant

Valerie Davidson

Foley Editor

Brian C Davis

Video

Howard Davis

Assistant Editor

Jack Davis

Special Effects

Willie Dawkins

Electrician

Robert Dawson

Titles

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Carlos Delarios

Other

Dan Deleeuw

Digital Effects Supervisor

Cosmas A. Demetriou

Set Designer

Thomas Desmond

Other

Lisa Knudson Dietz

Accounting Assistant

Eddy Donno

Stunts

Mark Dornfeld

Digital Effects Supervisor

Dennis Dreith

Original Music

Diane Drummond

Assistant

Mitch Dubin

Camera Operator

Bryan Duff

Assistant Property Master

James Dunford

Key Grip

Jamey Dunford

Grip

Richard Dungan

Video

Chris Duskin

Assistant Camera Operator

Rich E. Cordobes

Special Effects

Ken Ebert

Special Effects

Keith Edemann

Assistant Sound Editor

Louis L Edemann

Sound Editor

Robin Eikman

Special Thanks To

Juno J. Ellis

Adr Editor

Danny Epper

Stunts

Kurtis Epper

Stunts

Richard Epper

Stunts

Tony Epper

Stunts

Shannon Erbe

Assistant

Brian Evans

Lighting

Howard Fannon

Other

Warren Farina

Visual Effects

Yvette Farris

Assistant

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects

Giovanni Ferrara

Other

Dominic Fidelibus

Music

Eric Fielder

Mechanical Special Effects

Lisa Fields

Casting Associate

Ed Fincher

Set Costumer

Steve Fink

Art Department

John Finklea

Music Editor

Mauro Fiore

Photography

Kevin Fitzgerald

Photography

Randall Flosi

Assistant Location Manager

Andrew Form

Assistant

Bruce L. Fowler

Original Music

Walt Fowler

Original Music

Richard Francis-bruce

Editor

Richard C Franklin

Sound Editor

Howard Frazier

Special Effects

Marva Fucci

Assistant Sound Editor

Thomas Fucci

Sound Editor

Heidi Fugeman

Production Assistant

Patricia Galvin

Assistant Sound Editor

Tony Gardner

Makeup

Jan Garner

Production Accountant

Christy Gauger

Accounting Assistant

Andy Gauvreau

Video

Pat Gerhard

Makeup Artist

Leonard T Geschke

Foley Editor

Andy Gill

Stunts

Jack Gill

Stunts

Sandra Gimpel

Stunts

Thomas Giordano

Cable Operator

Jack P Glenn

Dolly Grip

Nick Glennie-smith

Music Composer

Nick Glennie-smith

Music Arranger

Adam Glickman

Production Assistant

Mark Goldblatt

Editor

Karen Golden

Script Supervisor

Rachel Good

Production Assistant

Ann Goulder

Casting Associate

Eleanor Grand

Assistant Sound Editor

Jerry Grandey

Assistant Director

John E Gray

Special Effects

Harry Gregson-williams

Music

Rae Griffith

Visual Effects

Jay Guerra

Assistant Director

Ruby Guidara

On-Set Dresser

Chris Haarhoff

Steadicam Operator

Chris Haarhoff

Camera Operator

Bill Hackler

Other

Joe Hagey

Other

Ronald E. Hairston

Craft Service

James Halty

Stunts

Thomas Harrigan

Production Assistant

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Matthew Harrison

Foley Editor

Robin Haskins

Other

Bruce Hayes

Special Effects

D. M. Hemphill

Other

Robert S Henderson

Special Effects Foreman

Tom Hendrickson

Other

Jonathan Hensleigh

Screenplay

Matt Hightower

3-D Artist

Rory Hinnen

Other

K.c. Hodenfield

Assistant Director

Richard Hoffenberg

Other

Dennis Hoffman

Visual Effects

Dadir Hollings

Digital Effects Supervisor

Billy Hank Hooker

Stunts

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Denise Horta

Adr Editor

Frank Howard

Sound Editor

Jen Howard

2-D Artist

Norman Howell

Stunts

Benjamin Hudnut

Production Assistant

Pat Huggins

Special Effects

Kenton Hulme

Assistant Editor

Harry Humphries

Technical Advisor

Fred Iguchi

Engineering Supervisor

Dream Quest Images

Visual Effects

Chris Ingram

Assistant Sound Editor

Stephen Janisz

Adr Editor

Jerry F Johnson

Transportation Captain

Film Details

Also Known As
La Roca, Rock
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Thriller
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Mitchell Boyce; Randy Nielsen; Thomas Giordano
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; San Francisco, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m

Award Nominations

Best Sound

1996

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video December 10, 1996

Screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh, who was hired to rewrite the script, is appealing the Writers Guild of America decision to award credit only to Weisberg, Cook, and Rosner.

Sean Connery reportedly received $13,000,000 for this film.

Project was previously in development at Caravan Pictures.

Nicolas Cage reportedly received $4,000,000 for this film.

Nicolas Cage reportedly received $4,000,000 for this film.

Sean Connery reportedly received $13,000,000 for this film.

Completed shooting February 22, 1996.

Began shooting October 30, 1995.

Producer Don Simpson died January 19, 1996.

Released in United States Summer June 7, 1996

Released in United States on Video December 10, 1996

Released in United States Summer June 7, 1996