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Rock, The (1996)  link to Rock, The on IMDb  

Number: 1611

poster Rock, The

IMDb Rating:
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7.4/10 (295034 votes)

Country: USA, 136 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Adventure

Director(s): Michael Bay

Video Codec: Unknown

Storyline:
Stanley Goodspeed, who lives in Washington, D.C., is a biochemist who works for the F.B.I. Soon after his fiancée Carla Pestalozzi announces that she is pregnant, Stanley gets a call from F.B.I. Director James Womack. Womack tells Stanley that San Francisco's Alcatraz Island has been taken hostage, along with eighty-one tourists, by Marine General Francis Xavier Hummel who, for years, has been protesting the government's refusal to pay benefits to families of war veterans who died during covert military operations. The death of his wife Barbara on March 9, 1995 drove General Hummel over the edge, and now he's holding hostages in order to get his point across. Stanley is needed because General Hummel has stolen some VX gas warheads and has announced that he will launch them onto San Francisco unless his demands are met. Stanley knows how to disarm the bombs, but he needs someone who knows Alcatraz well enough to get him inside. That man is former British Intelligence Agent John Patrick...

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Cast:

photo Sean Connery Sean Connery John Patrick Mason
photo Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage Stanley Goodspeed
photo Ed Harris Ed Harris General Francis X. Hummel
photo John Spencer John Spencer F.B.I. Director Womack
photo David Morse David Morse Major Tom Baxter

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.55:1