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R| 2 hr. 16 min.

Plot Summary
FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed (Nicolas Cage) is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason (Sean Connery), to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel (Ed Harris) from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war reparations to be paid to the families of slain servicemen who died on covert operations. After their SEAL team is wiped out, Stanley and John deal with the soldiers on their own.

Cast: Sean Connery , Nicolas Cage , Ed Harris , Michael Biehn , William Forsythe , David Morse , John Spencer , John C. McGinley

Director: Michael Bay

Genres: Action

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

The Rock (1996)

Release Date: February 26th, 1999|2 hr. 16 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a popcorn-movie deluxe. show more

  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A raucous, in-your-face, commando-style action thriller that makes provocative use of Alcatraz as a lunatic's lair and San Francisco as a sitting duck. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Buried under an avalanche of action. (1996 June 7, pg. D1) show more

  • August 27, 2008 Lil mikey 1012
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    it was a great action and adventure film that i watched. it was exciting and great i was entertained the whole time.

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