The Rock (1996)

A group of renegade marine commandos seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz, with 81 tourists as hostages. Their leader demands $100 million to be paid, as restitution to families of Marines who died in covert ops. Otherwise, he will launch 15 rockets carrying deadly VX gas into the San Francisco Bay area.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 66% / Audience 86%

8/10

Rated R 2 hr 16 mins

GENRES
Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION
Michael Bay
CAST
Sean Connery  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Ed Harris  •  John Spencer

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Sean Connery John Patrick Mason
Nicolas Cage Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Ed Harris Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel, USMC
John Spencer FBI Director James Womack
David Morse Major Tom Baxter
William Forsythe Special Agent Ernest Paxton
Michael Biehn Commander Charles Anderson
Vanessa Marcil Carla Pestalozzi
John C. McGinley Marine Captain Hendrix
Bokeem Woodbine Sergeant Crisp
Claire Forlani Jade Angelou
Gregory Sporleder Captain Frye