The Rock (film)
The Rock is a 1996 American action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and written by David Weisberg and Douglas S. Cook. The film stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris, with William Forsythe and Michael Biehn co-starring. The movie was released in the U.S. on June 14, 1996.
About The Rock (film) in brief
The Rock is a 1996 American action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and written by David Weisberg and Douglas S. Cook. The film stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris, with William Forsythe and Michael Biehn co-starring. In the film, the Pentagon assigns a team comprising an FBI chemist and a former SAS captain with a team of SEALs to break into Alcatraz. A group of rogue US Force Recon Marines have seized all the tourists on the Island and have threatened to launch nerve gas filled rockets upon San Francisco unless Washington pays USD 100 million to the next-of-kin of eighty three killed while under their command. It was nominated for Best Sound at the 69th Academy Awards, it earned box-office receipts of over USD 335 million against a production budget of USD 75 million, and was the fourth highest-grossing film of 1996. It is dedicated to Simpson, who died five months before its release, The film received mixed reviews from critics, but it was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for Best Picture. The movie was released in the U.S. on June 14, 1996. The opening credits feature a montage of footage from The Rock, including scenes from the opening of The Rock. The credits also feature a clip from The Godfather: Part II, in which Michael Bay plays the lead role of General Frank Hummel, who is killed in a gun battle with Hummel’s men.
The final credits feature footage of the opening sequence of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, with Michael Bay playing the role of King George III. The last credits also include scenes from The Hobbit: The Desolation of innocents, and the opening credits of The Hobbit, which feature a scene from The Descent of the Greats, with the voice of Michael Bay as the lead character, John Cusack, as well as the opening scenes of The God of the Land. The ending of The The Rock features a scene in which the voice-over of Cusick is heard saying, “I am the lord of the land, and I am not going to let you take me down.” The film ends on a cliffhanging cliffhanger with the words, “The Rock, the Rock, I am the God of The Land, I will not let you down” The film was released on June 25, 1996, in the United States and the UK on June 28, 1997, and in Australia on June 29, 1998. It has been released on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK and the US on July 13, 2008. The U. S. release of TheRock is released on July 14, 2008, in a special edition of the Blu-Ray and DVD release with a bonus feature, The Rock: The Last Rock, featuring a deleted scene from the original The Rock and a deleted deleted scene of the movie.