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The Rock
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3 Stars
The Rock Poster
Primary Location: First Saw:In Theatre Saw at/with: Branford Hoyts
Rating: R Year: 1996 Category: Action
Director: Michael Bay Time: 136 min. Writer: David Weisberg & Douglas Cook

Mine: A routine action film, improved by Harris, Cage and Connery. Fun, but that is it. Story is plainly ludicrous.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Big, loud, often dumb action/suspense yarn about a disgruntled Marine general who takes over Alcatraz, threatening to obliterate San Francisco with high-tech poison gas. Enter FBI biochemist Cage and long-imprisoned British agent Connery--the only man who ever escaped from The Rock--to lead a rescue team onto the island. Plenty of kinetic action and destruction, as well as contrivances and story holes. David Marshall Grant appears unbilled. Super 35.
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Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage as:
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Ed Harris Ed Harris as:
Gen. Francis X. Hummel
John Spencer as:
James Womack
David Morse David Morse as:
Maj. Tom Baxter
William Forsythe William Forsythe as:
Ernest Paxton
Michael Biehn as:
Comm. Anderson
Vanessa Marcil as:
Carla Pestalozzi
Philip Baker Hall Philip Baker Hall as:
Chief Justice