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The Rock

6.9
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Original title
The Rock
Year
Running time
125 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
David Weisberg, Douglas Cook, Mark Rosner
Music
Nick Glennie-Smith, Hans Zimmer
Cinematography
John Schwartzman
Cast
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Producer
Hollywood Pictures / Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Producer: Sean Connery
Genre
Action | Terrorism
Synopsis / Plot
In Michael Bays THE ROCK, gung-ho general Francis Hummel (Ed Harris), armed with deadly chemical rockets and aided by violent cohorts, takes over the island of Alcatraz, holding 81 tourists hostage. Hummel promises to deploy the missiles over San Francisco if Washington doesnt make amends to ignored combat victims to the tune of 100 million US dollars. A cadre of Navy SEALs are dispatched to quell the situation, assisted by the mysterious, macho John Mason (Sean Connery), the only man to ever escape from Alcatraz, who must now help the SEALs break back in. Joining them is mild-mannered chemical weapons expert Stanley Goodspeed (Nicolas Cage), who is unaccustomed to such things as guns and military maneuvers. Their high-octane mission is filled with surprises, particularly after Hummel and company quickly annihilate the SEALs--leaving Mason and Goodspeed to save the day all by themselves.
Awards
1996: Nominated for Oscar: Best Sound
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