THE ROCK (Theatrical Release USA 1996)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Stars ìììì

The Rock
—a straight forward action thriller—bases its entertainment strength on the casting selections of Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage. Their acting skills make up for the rest of the cast who, at times, seem a little ‘stiff’ with their parts. Parts of this movie seem almost ‘silly’ or nonsensical. The film contains some sexual content.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Chemical Weapons Expert Dr. Stanley Goodspeed (Nicholas Cage) and former British Spy John Mason (Sean Connery) take down U.S. Force Recon Marine Frank Hummel (Ed Harris) and his crew of military thugs who, after having stationed themselves in San Francisco’s Alcatraz Prison, threaten to launch rockets laden with deadly chemicals into San Francisco.

Additional Thanks

Great Work for Director Michael Bay. Thank you to Executive Producers Sean Connery, Louis A. Stroller, and William Stuart for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Major Tom Baxter (David Morse), Ernest Paxton (William Forsythe), Commander Anderson (Michael Biehn), Marine Captain Hendrix (John C. McGinley), Captain Frye (Gregory Sporleder), Captain Darrow (Tony Todd), Sergeant Crisp (Bokeem Woodbine), and Carla Pestalozzi (Vanessa Marcil).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s ‘Michael Bay Action’ with the opportunity to see Sir Sean Connery in long hair­—priceless!

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