Michael Bay

The Rock

The Rock

A highly decorated, retired U.S. Marine general (Ed Harris) seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz, with eighty-one tourists as hostages on the San Francisco Bay isle. His demand: Restitution to families of soldiers who died in covert operations. The response: An elite Navy SEAL team, with support from an FBI chemical-warfare expert (Nicolas Cage) and a former Alcatraz escapee (Sean Connery), is assembled to penetrate the terrorists’ defenses on the island and neutralize the threat before time runs out. The result: A fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller with a first-rate cast, directed by Michael Bay and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer.

Film Info

  • Michael Bay
  • United States
  • 1996
  • 136 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English
  • Spine #108

Special Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET

  • New widescreen digital transfer, approved by Michael Bay and enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround soundtracks
  • Audio commentary by Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, actors Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris, and technical advisor Harry Humphries
  • Video interview with Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Analysis of the dive sequence’s special effects, by Hoyt Yeatman of Dream Quest Images
  • Movie Magic episode on the film's special effects
  • Dos and don’ts of Hollywood gunplay, with Harry Humphries and Marshall Teague
  • Excerpts from Secrets of Alcatraz, a documentary by À la Carte Communications
  • Storyboards, production design drawings, and production stills
  • Theatrical trailer and TV spots
  • Outtakes selected by Michael Bay
  • The Rock world premiere on Alcatraz
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

New cover by Gordon Reynolds

Purchase Options

Special Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET

  • New widescreen digital transfer, approved by Michael Bay and enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround soundtracks
  • Audio commentary by Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, actors Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris, and technical advisor Harry Humphries
  • Video interview with Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Analysis of the dive sequence’s special effects, by Hoyt Yeatman of Dream Quest Images
  • Movie Magic episode on the film's special effects
  • Dos and don’ts of Hollywood gunplay, with Harry Humphries and Marshall Teague
  • Excerpts from Secrets of Alcatraz, a documentary by À la Carte Communications
  • Storyboards, production design drawings, and production stills
  • Theatrical trailer and TV spots
  • Outtakes selected by Michael Bay
  • The Rock world premiere on Alcatraz
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

New cover by Gordon Reynolds

The Rock
Cast
Sean Connery
John Patrick Mason
Ed Harris
General Francis X. Hummel
Nicolas Cage
Stanley Goodspeed
Michael Biehn
Commander Anderson
William Forsythe
Ernest Paxton
David Morse
Major Tom Baxter
John Spencer
FBI Director Womack
John C. McGinley
Marine Captain Hendrix
Tony Todd
Captain Darrow
Bokeem Woodbine
Sergeant Crisp
Danny Nucci
Lieutenant Shepard
Claire Forlani
Jade Angelou
Vanessa Marcil
Carla Pestalozzi
Gregory Sporleder
Captain Frye
Credits
Director
Michael Bay
Producer
Don Simpson
Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer
Screenplay
David Weisberg
Screenplay
Douglas S. Cook
Screenplay
Mark Rosner
Story
David Weisberg
Story
Douglas S. Cook
Executive producers
William Stuart
Executive producers
Sean Connery
Executive producers
Louis A. Stroller
Cinematography
John Schwartzman
Production design
Michael White
Editing
Richard Francis-Bruce
Costume design
Bobbie Read
Music
Nick Glennie-Smith
Music
Hans Zimmer
Casting
Heidi Levitt
Casting
Billy Hopkins

From The Current

The Rock

The Rock is a first-rate, slam-bang action thriller with a lot of style and no little humor. It’s made out of pieces of other movies, yes, but each element has been lovingly polished to a gloss. And there are three skillful performances: Sean Conne…

By Roger Ebert