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Year of Release: 1996
Running Time: 2 hrs. 16 min.
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Michael Bay
Screenwriter: Douglas S. Cook, Mark Rosner and David Weisberg
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson
Studio: Hollywood Pictures

The Rock Synopsis

Inexperienced in the field but highly adept at diffusing bombs, FBI Agent Stanley Goodspeed (Nicolas Cage) teams up with the mysterious but resourceful John Patrick Mason (Sean Connery) to foil the terrorist threat posed by disillusioned American General Hummel (Ed Harris.) Hummel has taken 81 terrorist hostage on Alcatraz Island and is threatening to launch missiles armed with deadly gas into the heart of San Francisco. A first-rate action thriller.

The Rock Cast

Nicolas Cage - Stanley Goodspeed
Sean Connery - John Patrick Mason
Ed Harris - General Francis X. Hummel
Michael Biehn - Commander Anderson
Bill Forsythe - Eddie Paxton
David Morse - Major Tom Baxter
John Spencer - FBI Director Womack

The Rock Awards and Nominations

1996 Academy Awards®

Best Sound (Nom)

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John Patrick Mason ( Sean Connery ):

"You're between a Rock and a hard case."

Who is giving the tour at Alcatraz?