- Original title
- Running time
- 125 min.
- United States
David Weisberg, Douglas Cook, Mark Rosner
Nick Glennie-Smith, Hans Zimmer
John C. McGinley,
Hollywood Pictures / Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Producer: Sean Connery
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.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Sound
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