Cover image for The rock
Title:
The rock
Author:
Bay, Michael, 1964-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [1998]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
All of San Francisco is taken hostage when a vengeful General seizes control of Alcatraz Island, threatening to launch missiles loaded with deadly poison gas.
General Note:
Widescreen ed.

DVD format.

Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

Originally released as motion picture.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA Rating:R.
ISBN:
9781558907270
UPC:
717951000040
Format :
DVD

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Summary

The sophomore film from former music video and commercial director Michael Bay, this fast-paced action yarn featured rapid-fire editing, a cutting-edge rock soundtrack and liberal use of shots awash in a haze of burnished hues, all trademarks of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. Nicolas Cage stars as Stanley Goodspeed, an FBI chemical weapons expert handed a unique assignment. Francis X. Hummel (Ed Harris), an insane Marine Corps general, has taken 81 tourists hostage on the abandoned island prison of Alcatraz. He and his men are threatening to bomb San Francisco with deadly gas unless $100 million is paid in war reparations to the families of servicemen killed in covert operations. Goodspeed is teamed with former British spy John Patrick Mason (Sean Connery), the only man ever to escape "The Rock," as well as a Navy SEAL team. When their military escorts are ambushed, it's up to odd couple Goodspeed and Mason to break into Alcatraz and stop Hummel. The Rock was the last film produced by Simpson, who died of a drug overdose before the film's release. Solo, his partner Bruckheimer continued making the sort of glossy, frenetic films for which the duo was famed. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi


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