• The Rock (1999)

The Rock

Release Date: February 26th, 1999

DVD Release Date: December 3rd, 1997

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

Production Co: Hollywood Pictures, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: 1990s, Prison, Pursuit, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A first-rate, slam-bang action thriller with a lot of style and no little humor. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    It's a popcorn-movie deluxe. show more

  • 75
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The borrowings from other movies, going all the way back to the car chase in 1968's Bullitt, are heavy. But Bay has three leads to lend weight and dimension to characters who are hardly original and flatly written. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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