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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
7 June 1996 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Alcatraz. Only one man has ever broken out. Now five million lives depend on two men breaking in. See more »
Plot:
A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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With enough energy to generate an entire city, The Rock will absolutely blow you back into the 90s. See more (410 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... John Patrick Mason

Nicolas Cage ... Stanley Goodspeed

Ed Harris ... General Francis X. Hummel

John Spencer ... F.B.I. Director Womack

David Morse ... Major Tom Baxter

William Forsythe ... Ernest Paxton

Michael Biehn ... Commander Anderson

Vanessa Marcil ... Carla Pestalozzi

John C. McGinley ... Marine Captain Hendrix (as John C. Mc Ginley)

Gregory Sporleder ... Captain Frye

Tony Todd ... Captain Darrow

Bokeem Woodbine ... Sergeant Crisp
Jim Maniaci ... Private Scarpetti

Greg Collins ... Private Gamble

Brendan Kelly ... Private Cox

Steve Harris ... Private McCoy

Danny Nucci ... Lieutenant Shepard

Claire Forlani ... Jade Angelou
Celeste Weaver ... Stacy Richards

Todd Louiso ... Marvin Isherwood
David Bowe ... Dr. Ling
Raquel Krelle ... Agent Margie Wood
Dennis Chalker ... Seal Boyer

Marshall R. Teague ... Seal Reigert (as Marshall Teague)

Duffy Gaver ... Seal Dando
Steve Decker ... Navy Seals
Joseph Hawes ... Navy Seals
Mike Mahrer ... Navy Seals
Carlos Sandoval ... Navy Seals
Rick Toms ... Navy Seals

Billy Devlin ... Navy Seals
Jack Yates ... Hummel Marine 'A'
Juan A. Riojas ... Hummel Marine 'B'

Joseph Patrick Kelly ... Hummel Marine 'C'

Ingo Neuhaus ... Marine That Dies

John Laughlin ... General Peterson

Harry Humphries ... Navy Admiral
Howard Platt ... Louis Lindstrom

Willie Garson ... Francis Reynolds
John Nathan ... F.B.I. Radar Technicians
Robert M. Anselmo ... F.B.I. Radar Technicians
Jack Ford ... Military Official
Thomas J. Hageboeck ... F.B.I. Agent Cord (as T. J. Hageboeck)

Dwight Hicks ... F.B.I. Agent Star

Ralph Peduto ... F.B.I. Agent Hunt

Anthony Clark ... Paul the Hotel Barber
Andy Ryan ... Lab Technician

Hans Georg Struhar ... Valet
Robert C. Besgrove ... F.B.I. Agent

Sean Skelton ... Kid on Motorcycle

Raymond O'Connor ... Park Ranger Bob
Jane Sanguinetti ... Female Tourists

Luenell ... Female Tourists
John W. Love Jr. ... Male Tourist

Sam Whipple ... Larry Henderson
Tom Towles ... Alcatraz Park Rangers
Ronald Simmons ... Alcatraz Park Rangers
Robert Ben Rajab ... Alcatraz Park Rangers
Leonard McMahan ... Cable Car Conductor (as Leonard Mc Mahan)
Anthony Guidera ... Lead F-18 Pilot

Jim Caviezel ... Rear F-18 Pilot (as James Caviezel)

John Enos III ... Sea Stallion Pilot
Ken Kells ... Spotter
Fred Salvallon ... Chef
Buck Kartalian ... Reverend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stanley Anderson ... The President (uncredited)

Xander Berkeley ... Lonner (uncredited)

Richard Conti ... Detective (uncredited)

Raymond Cruz ... Sergeant Rojas (uncredited)

Ric Drasin ... Supporting (uncredited)

David Marshall Grant ... Chief of Staff Hayden Sinclair (uncredited)

Matthew James Gulbranson ... U.S. Marine (uncredited)

Philip Baker Hall ... Chief Justice (uncredited)

Michael Rose ... FBI Agent (uncredited)

Theodore Carl Soderberg ... Police officer (uncredited)

Jeronimo Spinx ... F.B.I. Radar Technicians (uncredited)

Ezra Stanley ... Tourist (uncredited)

Kevin Weisman ... Tourist (uncredited)

Stuart Wilson ... General Al Kramer (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Bay 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Weisberg (story) &
Douglas Cook (story) (as Douglas S. Cook)

David Weisberg (screenplay) &
Douglas Cook (screenplay) (as Douglas S. Cook) and
Mark Rosner (screenplay)

Produced by
Kenny Bates .... associate producer
Jerry Bruckheimer .... producer
Sean Connery .... executive producer
Don Simpson .... producer
Louis A. Stroller .... executive producer
William Stuart .... executive producer
Barry H. Waldman .... associate producer (as Barry Waldman)
 
Original Music by
Nick Glennie-Smith 
Hans Zimmer 
 
Cinematography by
John Schwartzman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Francis-Bruce 
 
Casting by
Billy Hopkins 
Heidi Levitt 
 
Production Design by
Michael White 
 
Art Direction by
Mark W. Mansbridge (supervising art director) (as Mark Mansbridge)
Edward T. McAvoy  (as Ed Mc Avoy)
 
Set Decoration by
Rosemary Brandenburg 
 
Costume Design by
Bobbie Read 
 
Makeup Department
Steven E. Anderson .... makeup artist
Tony Gardner .... special makeup effects
Pat Gerhardt .... makeup artist
Nina Kraft .... hair stylist: Nicolas Cage
Nina Kraft .... makeup artist: Mr. Cage
Peter Robb-King .... makeup artist: Mr. Connery
Peter Robb-King .... makeup department head
James Rohland .... blister makeup craftsman
Kim Santantonio .... hair stylist
Yolanda Toussieng .... hair stylist: Mr. Connery
Kathy C. King .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Nancy Jane King .... production supervisor: San Francisco (as Nancy J. King)
Barry H. Waldman .... unit production manager (as Barry Waldman)
Bruce Hendricks .... Executive in Charge of Production (uncredited)
Mike Stenson .... executive in charge of production: Walt Disney Studios (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Grandey .... first assistant director
Jay Guerra .... additional second assistant director
Jay Guerra .... second second assistant director: second unit
K.C. Hodenfield .... first assistant director: second unit
Jeff Okabayashi .... second assistant director: second unit
George Parra .... first assistant director
Craig A. Pinckes .... additional second assistant director (as Craig Pinckes)
Craig A. Pinckes .... first assistant director: aerial unit (as Craig Pinckes)
Darin Rivetti .... second second assistant director
John G. Scotti .... first assistant director: underwater unit
John G. Scotti .... second assistant director
Jill Southern .... dga trainee (as Jill Musser)
Bob Wagner .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Peter Alvarez .... general foreman
Alison Armstrong .... art department coordinator
John Berger .... set designer
Greg John Callas .... construction coordinator (as Greg Callas)
John Ceniceros .... on-set dresser
Robert Consing .... storyboard artist
Mick Cukurs .... set designer
Cosmas A. Demetriou .... set designer (as Cosmas Demetriou)
Bryan Duff .... assistant property master
Giovanni Ferrara .... paint foreman
Ruby Guidara .... key set dresser
Richard Hoffenberg .... general foreman
Bruton Jones .... assistant art director (as Bruton Jones Jr.)
Don Kaeding .... leadman
Greg Lynch .... leadman
Patrick Musni .... props: San Francisco
Kris Peck .... property assistant
Jim Poynter .... leadman: San Francisco
Jeffrey Tex Schell .... assistant art director (as Jeffery 'Texas' Schell)
Korin A. Tarin .... construction accountant
Steve Thayer .... general foreman
Tommy Tomlinson .... property master
Matthew Whitting .... props: San Francisco
Wesley Wofford .... principal artist (as Wes Wofford)
Chet Zar .... principal artist
Chris Zimmerman .... stand-by painter
Pete Bowman .... local construction coordinator (uncredited)
James Carson .... illustrator (uncredited)
John Chapot .... carpenter (uncredited)
Denis Cordova .... foreman (uncredited)
Skip Crank .... props (uncredited)
Michael A. Cruz .... plaster foreman (uncredited)
J. Michael Davis .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sean Hargreaves .... illustrator (uncredited)
Phillip A. Henry .... carpenter (uncredited)
Chris Herrington .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Brook Mansbridge .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Michael Meier .... swing gang (uncredited)
Ed Mirassou .... propmaker (uncredited)
Steve Pfauter .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jonathan Rose .... laborer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Maggie Adachi .... assistant sound editor
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (as Jim Ashwill)
Ruth Bird .... assistant sound editor
Mitchell B. Boyce .... cable person: San Francisco (as Mitchell Boyce)
Christopher Boyes .... sound designer
John Brilhante .... sound recordist
Fred Burke .... foley editor
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Larry Carow .... sound editor
Simon Coke .... sound editor
John M. Colwell .... sound editor (as John Colwell)
Midge Costin .... sound editor
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
Valerie Davidson .... foley editor
Carlos Delarios .... additional sound re-recordist
Keith Edemann .... assistant sound editor
Louis L. Edemann .... sound editor
Juno J. Ellis .... supervising adr editor
John P. Fasal .... special sound effects (as John Paul Fasal)
Richard C. Franklin .... sound editor
Marva Fucci .... assistant sound editor
Patricia A. Galvin .... assistant sound editor (as Patricia Galvin)
Leonard T. Geschke .... foley editor
Thomas Giordano .... cable man: second unit
Eleanor Grand .... assistant sound editor
Matthew Harrison .... foley editor
Robin Haskins .... sound recordist
Doug Hemphill .... additional sound re-recordist (as D.M. Hemphill)
Denise Horta .... adr editor
Frank Howard .... sound editor
Chris Ingram .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Janisz .... adr editor
Suhail Kafity .... sound editor
Andy Kopetzky .... sound editor (as Andy Kopetsky)
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor (as Nicholas Korda)
Nadage Labat .... assistant sound editor
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
James Likowski .... foley editor
Lisa Linder .... assistant sound editor
Larry Mann .... sound editor
Victoria Martin .... foley artist
Victoria Martin .... supervising foley editor
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... assistant sound editor
F. Hudson Miller .... sound editor
Chuck Neely .... sound editor
Randy Nielsen .... cable person
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Maggie Ostroff .... assistant sound editor
R.J. Palmer .... sound editor
Lisa Peters .... assistant sound editor
Thomas Pettinato .... sound editor
Jerry Pirozzi .... assistant sound editor
Cheryl Pruet .... sound librarian
Sergio Reyes .... additional sound re-recordist
Bruce Richardson .... sound editor
David M. Ronne .... sound mixer: second unit
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Timothy P. Salmon .... boom operator
Earl Sampson .... boom operator: second unit
Christopher C. Schiavo .... assistant sound editor (as Christopher Schiavo)
Dan Sharp .... sound recordist
David Spence .... sound editor
Greg Thompson .... assistant sound editor
Gregory H. Watkins .... additional sound re-recordist (as Greg Watkins)
George Watters II .... supervising sound editor
Keith A. Wester .... sound mixer
Denise Whiting .... adr editor
Gary Wright .... sound editor
Destiny Borden .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
Matthew Wood .... assistant sound designer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Amborn .... special effects
Hunter Anderson .... special effects
Rich E. Cordobes .... special effects set foreman
Jack Davis .... special effects
Ken Ebert .... special effects
Howard Frazier .... special effects
John E. Gray .... special effects: Dream Quest (as John Gray)
Bruce D. Hayes .... special effects
Robert S. Henderson .... special effects foreman
Patrick Huggins .... special effects
Michael Meinardus .... special effects coordinator
William A. Pancake Jr. .... special effects
Joe Pancake .... special effects
Francis Pennington .... special effects
Steve Riley .... special effects (as Steven Riley)
Mike Sasgen .... special effects assistant
Steve Fink .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Mark Koivu .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Tad Krzanowski .... model effects: WKR Productions (uncredited)
Tim Walkey .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bret Alexander .... modelmaker: DQI
Scott Beattie .... effects photography supervisor: DQI
Rob Burton .... head of digital technology: DQI
Ray Cavalluzzi .... modelmaker: DQI
Dan Deleeuw .... digital effects supervisor: DQI
Mitch Dobrowner .... digital department supervisor: DQI
Mark Dornfeld .... optical effects supervisor
Warren Farina .... model shop coordinator: DQI
Kevin Fitzgerald .... effects photographer: DQI
Rae Griffith .... visual effects producer: DQI
Joe Hagey .... engineer: DQI
Tom Hendrickson .... scanning and recording technician: DQI
Matt 'Chief' Hightower .... 3D artist: DQI (as Matt Hightower)
Rory Hinnen .... data management: DQI
Dennis Hoffman .... executive producer: DQI
Darin Hollings .... 3D technical supervisor: DQI
Jen Howard .... 2D compositor: DQI
Jen Howard .... detail model maker
Kenton Hulme .... assistant editor: DQI
Fred Iguchi .... engineering supervisor: DQI
Rick Johnson .... effects photographer: DQI
Reza Kasravi .... engineer: DQI
Blaine Kennison .... compositing supervisor
John Knox .... modelmaker: DQI
William Koshowany .... optical line-up
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Michele Linse .... visual effects coordinator: DQI (as Michele Dani Linse)
Rick Lopez .... scanning and recording technician: DQI
Adam Lovell .... modelmaker: DQI
Megan McBurney .... 3D artist: DQI
James D. McGeachy .... model shop supervisor: DQI (as Jim McGeachy)
Michael Miller .... 2D compositor: DQI
Craig Moore .... effects photographer: DQI
Brian Mussetter .... effects photographer: DQI
Marlo Pabon .... compositing art director: DQI
Amy Pfaffinger .... 2D compositor: DQI
James Sleeper .... optical camera
Scott Sohan .... visual effects editor
Rick Stern .... engineer: DQI
Michael Stuart .... modelmaker: DQI
Matsune Suzuki .... modelmaker: DQI (as Matt Suzuki)
Hoyt Yeatman .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Curtis .... digital compositor (uncredited)
James Healy .... digital systems administrator (uncredited)
John Murrah .... 3D artist (uncredited)
Stephen Sobisky .... 3D modeling producer (uncredited)
Deborah Wiltman .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Pete Antico .... stunts
Ivan Bates .... stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunt coordinator
Janet Brady .... stunts
Nick Brett .... stunts
Bob Brown .... stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts
John Cade .... stunts
Rocky Capella .... stunts
Roydon Clark .... stunts
Chris Colombo .... stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunts
Danny Epper .... stunts
Kurtis Epper .... stunts (as Kurt Epper)
Richard Epper .... stunts
Tony Epper .... stunts
Andy Gill .... stunts
Jack Gill .... stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunt double
Steve Kelso .... stunt driver
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
David Lea .... stunts
Fred Lerner .... stunts
Randolph LeRoi .... stunts
Bill Madden .... stunts
Johnny Martin .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts (as John C. Meier)
Bennie Moore .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts
Steve Picerni .... assistant stunt coordinator
Robert Powell .... stunts
Mic Rodgers .... stunts (as Mic Rogers)
Danny Rogers .... stunts
Philip Romano .... stunts
Frank Torres .... stunts
Tierre Turner .... stunts
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunt double: Mr. Connery (as Michael Vendrell)
William Washington .... stunts
Webster Whinery .... stunt double: Mr. Cage
Steve Wooten .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Chuck Zito .... stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts (uncredited)
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Allen Brock .... stunt player (uncredited)
Edward Conna .... stunt double (uncredited)
Mitchell Dean .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Lisa Dempsey .... stunt player (uncredited)
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Terry Jackson .... stunt double: John C. McGinley (uncredited)
Joel Kindrick .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Mike Martinez .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Mosley .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Picerni .... stunts (uncredited)
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts (uncredited)
Denney Pierce .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Price .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Romano .... stunts (uncredited)
James Ryan .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
James Ryan .... stunts (uncredited)
Kerry Wallum .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Amundsen .... film loader
Audie Aragon .... grip
Paul E. Avery .... electrician (as Paul Avery)
Wayne Baker .... first assistant camera: underwater unit
Larry Blanford .... director of photography: aerial unit
David R. Christensen .... rigging gaffer (as Dave Christensen)
Jim Clark .... electrician
Peter Lyons Collister .... director of photography: Alcatraz second unit (as Peter Collister)
Rick Colosimo .... grip
David Daunt .... first assistant camera: aerial unit
Willie E. Dawkins .... electrician (as Willie Dawkins)
Mitch Dubin .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jamey Dunford .... grip (as Jamey L. Dunford)
Jim Dunford .... key grip
Christopher Duskin .... first assistant camera (as Chris Duskin)
Brian Evans .... assistant chief lighting technician
Mauro Fiore .... additional photographer
Tim Gaylord .... film loader
Jack Glenn .... dolly grip (as Jack P. Glenn)
Chris Haarhoff .... Steadicam operator
Chris Haarhoff .... camera operator: "b" camera
William T. Jones .... rigging key grip
Charles B. Katz .... second assistant camera (as Charles Katz)
David Koster .... camera technician: Wescam, aerial unit
Thom Lairson .... second assistant camera
Lonnie Leslie .... grip
Frank Masi .... still photographer
Peter Mercurio .... first assistant camera: Alcatraz second unit
Patrick Murray .... gaffer: underwater unit (as Pat Murray)
Andrew M. Nelson .... electrician (as Andy Nelson)
Ron Newburn .... rigging best boy
David B. Nowell .... director of photography: aerial unit (as David Nowell)
John Owens .... electrician (as Jon Owens)
Karl Owens .... first assistant camera
Scott J. Prophet .... grip (as Scott Prophet)
Louis Ramos .... electrician
Brad Rea .... dolly grip
Pete Romano .... underwater photographer
Andy Ryan .... chief lighting technician
Richard Scarpone .... video assist operator
Rob Sweeney .... first assistant camera
Les T. Tomita .... best boy grip
John Trunk .... video assist: San Francisco
Ignacio Woolfolk .... grip
Michael Bay .... camera operator (uncredited)
Gregory Collis .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Willie E. Dawkins .... gaffer: insert unit (uncredited)
Thomas Enright .... electrician (uncredited)
Mark Gutterud .... vistavision camera operator (uncredited)
Michael McCormack .... additional video assist operator (uncredited)
Heather Page .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Louis Ramos .... gaffer: b-unit (uncredited)
Cory Schmidt .... rigging grip: San Francisco (uncredited)
Sandy Stanton .... grip: San Francisco (uncredited)
Mark Streapy .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Monte Swann .... 24 frame video playback supervising engineer (uncredited)
Jimi Udel .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Steven J. Winslow .... camera technician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Eric Fiedler .... mechanical designer
 
Casting Department
Beau Bonneau .... extras casting: San Francisco
Ajay Dass .... extras casting
Lisa Fields .... casting associate
Ann Goulder .... casting associate
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Monika Mikkelsen .... casting associate
Davia Nelson .... casting: San Francisco
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darryl M. Athons .... key costumer
Myron Baker .... on-set costumer
Ed Fincher .... on-set costumer
Susan Kowarsh .... key costumer
Hans Georg Struhar .... dresser: Mr. Connery
James W. Tyson .... costume supervisor (as James Tyson)
 
Editorial Department
Tracy Adams .... assistant editor: avid
Tim Amyx .... apprentice editor
Tom Barrett .... assistant editor
Terry Claborn .... color timer
Howard Davis .... second assistant editor
Barbara Dunning .... assistant editor
Mark Goldblatt .... additional editor
Eleanor Grand .... assistant editor
Laura P. Krasnow .... assistant editor
Deidre Leonard .... apprentice editor
Robert C. Lusted .... first assistant editor (as Robert Charles Lusted)
Jennifer Mangan .... assistant editor: avid
Christopher Marino .... post-production assistant
Todd E. Miller .... assistant editor: avid
Lindsay Mofford .... assistant editor: avid
David Orr .... color timer
David Reale .... assistant editor: avid
Glen Scantlebury .... additional editor
Jim Schulte .... assistant editor
Mary Beth Smith .... negative cutter
Ken Schwartz .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bob Badami .... supervising music editor
Bruce Botnick .... score recordist
Justin Caine Burnett .... assistant to composers (as Justin Burnett)
Emma Burnham .... assistant to composers
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Dennis Dreith .... orchestrator
Shannon Erbe .... assistant music editor
Dominic Fidelibus .... music preparation
John Finklea .... music editor
Sienna Finklea .... assistant music editor (as Sienna Pascarella)
Bruce Fowler .... conductor
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Walt Fowler .... orchestrator
Nick Glennie-Smith .... music producer
Nick Glennie-Smith .... score arranger
Harry Gregson-Williams .... composer: additional music
Harry Gregson-Williams .... music producer
Don Harper .... composer: "The Chase"
Don Harper .... conductor
Ladd McIntosh .... orchestrator
Alan Meyerson .... score mixer
Alan Meyerson .... score recordist
Yvonne S. Moriarty .... orchestrator (as Suzette Moriarty)
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: The Walt Disney Motion Picture Group
Steven M. Stern .... composer: additional music
Marc Streitenfeld .... assistant to composers
Hans Zimmer .... music producer
Hans Zimmer .... score arranger
Bob Daspit .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Mike Deasy .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Angie Rubin .... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
Michael Stevens .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Christopher Ward .... additional music programmer (uncredited)
Paul Wertheimer .... music recordist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Steve Boyd .... transportation coordinator
Michael Chonos .... driver
Jerry F. Johnson .... transportation captain
Tom Briggs .... driver (uncredited)
Dennis H. Murdoch .... military vehicle supplier (uncredited)
Sandra Powell .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alfred Ainsworth .... crew: Video Image
Michael Allison .... location manager: Alcatraz, San Francisco
Robin Anderson .... script supervisor: second unit
Gregory Barchie .... production assistant
Lisa Blok-Linson .... location manager
Candy Brock .... crew: Video Image
Dawn Bronson .... assistant: Michael Bay
Richard Brooks Burton .... gyrosphere technician: aerial unit (as Richard Burton)
Jeanne Byrd .... script supervisor
Patti Cerami .... graphics coordinator: Video Image
Matthew B. Chamberlin .... assistant: Jerry Bruckheimer
Chris Chiappinelli .... production assistant
Robert Cole .... shop foreman
Lisa Davidson .... production assistant
Brian C. Davis .... crew: Video Image
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Christopher Desmond .... safety coordinator: San Francisco
Diane Drummond .... assistant: Jerry Bruckheimer
Rick Dungan .... crew: Video Image (as Richard Dungan)
Howard Fannon .... armorer
Yvette Farris .... assistant: Jerry Bruckheimer
Randy Flosi .... assistant location manager
Andrew Form .... assistant: Jerry Bruckheimer
Heidi Fugeman .... production assistant: second unit
Jan Garner .... production accountant
Christy Gauger .... assistant accountant
Andy Gauvreau .... crew: Video Image
Adam Glickman .... key production assistant: second unit
Karen Golden .... script supervisor
Rachel Good .... production assistant
Sam Greenmun .... biohazard suits
Gabriela Gutentag .... unit publicist
Bill Hackler .... sikorsky operator: aerial unit
Ronald E. Hairston .... craft service: second unit (as Ron Hairston)
Thomas M. Harrigan .... location assistant
Thomas M. Harrigan .... production assistant
Ben Hudnut .... production assistant (as Benjamin Hudnut)
Harry Humphries .... technical advisor
Linden Johnson .... first assistant accountant
Tom Judt .... craft service: San Francisco (as Thomas Judt)
Kristen Keil .... production assistant
Karla Kempf .... assistant: Don Simpson
Daniele Kent .... production assistant
Tony Kerum .... caterer
Valerie Y.O. Kim .... assistant location manager (as Val Kim)
Elizabeth Kirkscey .... assistant: Louis A. Stroller
Les Knight .... production assistant
Lisa Knudson .... assistant accountant (as Lisa Knudson Dietz)
John Labib .... assistant production coordinator
Jeff Laplante .... payroll accountant (as Jeffrey La Plante)
Cara Latzel .... production coordinator: Video Image
James Do Young Lee .... crew: Video Image
Jeff Levine .... assistant: Mr. Cage
Sandra Louie .... production assistant
Todd Marrero .... assistant: Don Simpson
Pete Martinez .... crew: Video Image
Chip Matheson .... underwater technician: underwater unit
Billy McLaughlin .... weapons specialist
Kevin McNamara .... production assistant
Boone Narr .... animal supplier
Sandra Ohlfest .... medic
Stefanie Pleet .... assistant location manager: San Francisco (as Stefanie Lee Pleet)
Kristen Ploucha .... key production assistant
Alan D. Purwin .... aerial coordinator (as Alan Purwin)
Alan D. Purwin .... helicopter pilot: aerial unit (as Alan Purwin)
Rosa Revilla .... production assistant
Todd Rowland .... assistant: Mr. Cage
Diane L. Sabatini .... production coordinator (as Diane Sabatini)
Rick Sander .... crew: Video Image
Nicole Sevilla .... assistant: Don Simpson
Jonathan Shedd .... location manager: San Francisco
Kristi Skinner .... production assistant
Kristian Sorensen .... military coordinator
Michael D. Starks .... craft service (as Mike Starks)
Charles A. Tamburro .... helicopter pilot: aerial unit (as Chuck Tamburro)
Michael Tamburro .... helicopter pilot: aerial unit (as Mike Tamburro)
Bonnie Thielen .... medic: second unit
Ira Toles .... crew: Video Image (as Ira D. Toles)
Gary Trentham .... production secretary
Stephanie Trucker .... production assistant
Errin Vasquez .... project coordinator
Jen Wall .... production assistant (as Jennifer Wall)
Warren White .... liaison: Alcatraz
Brian Wildstein .... production assistant
Paul E. Yap .... production assistant (as Paul Yap)
Jesse Yoshimura .... production assistant
Dave Yrueta .... production assistant
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... helicopter pilot: aerial unit
Chuck Aaron .... lead helicopter pilot: Cobra (uncredited)
David Allsberry .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Jose Cabrera .... assistant: Jerry Bruckheimer (uncredited)
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (uncredited)
Manny Chavez .... production safety supervisor (uncredited)
Jeff Coopwood .... adr voice (uncredited)
Gabe de Kelaita .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Mary Beth Gentle .... post production coordinator - staff coordinator (uncredited)
John Kreidman .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Richard Marcinko .... advisor (uncredited)
Sandy Reed .... craft service assistant: second unit (uncredited)
John Damien Ryan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Sudrow .... weapons specialist (uncredited)
Darren Jon Taylor .... crew (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Don Simpson .... in memory of
 
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Rated R for strong violence, language and a sex scene
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Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Australia:R (DVD rating) | Australia:M (TV rating) | Australia:MA (Uncut Blu-ray rating) | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:PG (tv edition) | Chile:14 | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:12 (TV version) (heavily cut) | Germany:16 (cut) (original rating) | Germany:18 (w) (original rating) | Germany:16 (uncut) (re-rating) (2013) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 | Italy:VM14 | Malaysia:18SG | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (TV version) (slightly cut) | New Zealand:R16 | New Zealand:PG (cut) | Norway:18 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Taiwan:R-12 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #34620)

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Trivia:
Stanley Anderson also portrays the President in another Michael Bay film, Armageddon.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The scene when Goodspeed shoots the soldier choking Mason in the overhead cart. Mason tells Goodspeed, "I'm glad you didn't hesitate." They switch back to the dead soldiers' body and a close-up of his face and the soldiers' eyes blink twice slightly.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
General Hummel:Congressman Weaver and esteemed members of the Special Armed Services Committee, I come before you to protest a grave injustice... It has to stop.
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FAQ

When Mason escaped from the cell at Alcatraz, he made a rope out of torn bedsheets. What did he use at the end of the rope?
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26 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
With enough energy to generate an entire city, The Rock will absolutely blow you back into the 90s., 11 July 2008
Author: diac228 (diac1987@netscape.net) from Orlando, Florida

The 90s was home to a slew of great raw, uncut, action flicks that shot straight for the rated "R," despite the guarantee that it would make less money than the money-friendly PG-13 rating. While Die Hard and Lethal Weapon may have jump-started this craze, the peak of this was during the next decade, when we saw the likes of Terminator 2, Speed, Face-Off, Con Air, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, The Matrix, Bad Boys, Point Break, Under Siege, True Lies, Desperado, among others (Quite a list I accumulated, eh?). The 90s was certainly a good decade for action fans, but few movies of this genre can quite top the powerful, gripping, and edge-of-your seat action blockbuster The Rock. The name alone sounds powerful, and behind it is two hours of incredible special effects, superb acting, great action set pieces, and good dosage of writing, and Michael Bay on top of his game.

Few action movies carries as much morality and questionable circumstances as this one. In The Rock we follow a furious general (Ed Harris) leading a group of Marines to take control of Alcatraz Island (along with tourist hostages), a location that used to house criminals. Accompanying them are over a dozen missiles that can spell tens of thousands of innocent lives with every blast. However, he isn't just a trigger-happy man gone crazy, he is a man seeking justice for the dozens of lives he saw taken from warfare without compensation. A villain with a "moral" agenda, yikes. The only hope for the United States is the only man that has ever broken out of that prison (Sean Connery) and a chemical "superfreak" (Nicholas Cage). With the odds obviously against them, the Pentagon is one order away from destroying the entire location regardless of the innocent lives located in the island. Mindless this movie is not, as the stakes are high, there is always a risk of an innocent life going under, and our heroes rarely ever have the scenario under control. It's just enough to make you squeal in frustration.

With the tension remaining edgy and the solution never being oh-so-close, we can thank the writers for delivering a slam-bang storyline full of great one-liners, likable characters, and a villain that isn't as simple to figure out as the average evildoer. The writing staff ranges from the writer of the third Die Hard to even Tarantino. A major reason for the film's quality is the casting. Sean Connery and Ed Harris are excellent in their roles and Nicholas Cage albeit a few lines does a good job. The supporting staff helps as well, as we see the likes of David Morse, John Spencer, and Cage's love interest Vanessa Marcil.

Unlike Michael Bay's latest films, which run from mediocre to just plain bad, he blends plenty of drama and suspense along with action here. As a matter of fact, the first half of the movie is all suspense, as the situation is developed, and the risks are presented. Disregarding a superb car chase, there isn't much exploding in the first 80 minutes. However, once the protagonists enter the Rock, it all goes on the uphill action swing. We get brutal fights, brutal shootouts, near-misses, double-crosses, triple-crosses, chases, and enough explosions for action fans to sink their teeth into. The funny thing, the two main actors at the time weren't expected to be in such action. Connery was aging, and Nicholas Cage just didn't have the look or the attitude for it. Fortunately for us, they proved us dead wrong.

Bottom Line: If you want to see a true action classic, The Rock is a great example. Rising above the average action movie and above the decent ones as well, this is by far Michael Bay's best work and one of the signature flicks of the 90s. Combining tension you can cut with a steak knife with thrills, chills, and plenty of carnage, The Rock has aged well and continues to influence the work of modern action movies and the work of Michael Bay as well. Grab some popcorn and enjoy this ruthlessly clever movie. Recommend to the max, as long as you don't mind a bit of blood spewing onto the screen. They just don't make em' like they used to.

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