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The Rock [DVD Boxset] [Criterion Collection; 2-Disc Set]

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  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In Michael Bay's THE ROCK, gung-ho general Francis Hummel (Ed Harris), armed with deadly chemical rockets and aided by violent cohorts, takes over the island of Alcatraz, holding 81 tourists hostage. Hummel promises to deploy the missiles over San Francisco if Washington doesn't make amends to ignored combat victims to the tune of $100 million. A cadre of Navy SEALs are dispatched to quell the situation, assisted by the mysterious, macho John Mason (Sean Connery), the only man to ever escape from Alcatraz, who must now help the SEALs break back in. Joining them is mild-mannered chemical weapons expert Stanley Goodspeed (Nicolas Cage), who is unaccustomed to such things as guns and military maneuvers. Their high-octane mission is filled with surprises, particularly after Hummel and company quickly annihilate the SEALs--leaving Mason and Goodspeed to save the day all by themselves.
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    • Rating - Rated R for strong violence, language and a sex scene
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2223600

  • Credits
    Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Coppola, Nicolas Coppola, Sean Connery, Thomas Sean Connery, Ed Harris, Michael Biehn, William Forsythe, Bill Forsythe, David Morse, John C. McGinley, Bokeem Woodbine, Vanessa Marcil, Claire Forlani, Brendan Kelly, David Bowe
  • Critic Reviews
    "...High-octane action and rowdy fun....Dazzling teamwork from Cage and Connery..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...[The] blistering pace boasts an A-list acting trio in roles precisely tailored to their personas..."
    USA Today

    "...The movie slams forward in a jackhammer frenzy. The camera never stops moving..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Entertaining, a high-octane, kick-butt actioner....Connery trades winningly on his sophisticated, elegant sense of cool..."
    Variety

    "...THE ROCK is a first-rate, slam-bang action thriller with a lot of style....Each element has been lovingly polished to a gloss. And there are three skillful performances..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    4 stars out of 5 -- "The pictures are sumptuous, with the San Francisco skyline offering an eye-pleasing backdrop..."
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