The Rock (1996)

The Rock
Tagline: Alcatraz. Only one man has ever broken out. Now five million lives depend on two men breaking in.
Category: Action, Thriller
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer, David Morse, William Forsythe, Michael Biehn, Vanessa Marcil, John C. McGinley, Gregory Sporleder, Tony Todd, Bokeem Woodbine, Jim Maniaci, Greg Collins, Brendan Kelly

plot summary

A group of renegade marine commandos seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz, with 81 tourists as hostages. Their leader, a former highly-decorated U. S. general, demands $100 million to be paid in ransom, as restitution to families of soldiers who died in covert operations and were thereby denied compensation. Otherwise, he is threatening to launch 15 rockets carrying deadly VX nerve gas into the San Francisco Bay area. An elite SEAL team, with support from an FBI chemical warfare expert (Stanley Goodspeed) and a former Alcatraz escapee (John Mason), is assembled to penetrate the terrorists’ defenses on Alcatraz and neutralize the rocket threat before time runs out.

cast list

Sean Connery John Patrick Mason
Nicolas Cage Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Ed Harris Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel
John Spencer FBI Director James Womack
David Morse Major Tom Baxter
William Forsythe Ernest Paxton
Michael Biehn Commander Anderson
Vanessa Marcil Carla
JohnC. McGinley Marine Captain Hendrix
Gregory Sporleder Captain Frye
Tony Todd Captain Darrow
Bokeem Woodbine Sargeant Crisp
Jim Maniaci Private Scarpetti
Greg Collins Private Gamble
Brendan Kelly Cox