The Rock (film)
The Rock is a 1996 American action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, written by David Weisbergand Douglas S. Cook. It stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris in the lead roles, with William Forsythe and Michael Biehn co-starring. In The Rock, an FBI chemist and an imprisoned former SAS captain are tasked with a mission to go out to the old prison island Alcatraz, in order to stop a group of rogue US Force Recon Marines who took over the island and captured innocent people, also threatening to launch M55 rockets filled with deadly VX gas over San Francisco if they will not be paid with $100 million. The film is dedicated to Simpson, who died five months before its release. The film, set primarily on Alcatraz Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area, received generally favorable reviews from critics and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing at the 69th Academy Awards. It was a box office success grossing over $335 million against a production budget of $75 million.