The Rock (1996) Poster



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Remade as 


A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Whilst in the laboratory, Nicholas Cage unwraps a copy of the UK LP.
Thunderball (1965)
Bullitt (1968)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
In the scene where John Mason first meets Goodspeed in the FBI interrorgation room at the beggining of the film, Mason says "But of course you are" when Goodspeed introduces himself. Connery also used the same line in Diamonds are Forever when Plenty O'Toole introduces herself in the casino for the first time.
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
The phrase "I'll take pleasure in guttin' you, boy" that Private McCoy says (and Goodspeed then repeats in his cell, in a drawn-out voice) is a reference to Escape from Alcatraz. One of its characters, English, repeatedly said "boy" in the same drawn-out manner. This is also mentioned in the Trivia section.
Borderline (1980)
A picture of General Hummel in Vietnam is actually a picture of Harris's character, Hotchkiss, from the movie "Borderline".
Aliens (1986)
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Bad Boys (1995)
When Goodspeed is chasing Mason in the comandeered sports car, he says "you're goin' down!". In Bad Boys, Marcus (Martin Lawrence) says the same thing while chasing someone in a sports car that's not his. This is also mentioned in the trivia section.
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (1995) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Independence Day (1996)
Between principal photography and the re-shoot of Russell's scenes in his F18, the cockpit mock-up was from The Rock
The Rock: Interview with Jerry Bruckheimer (1996) (Video)
Face/Off (1997)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Jack Frost (1997) (TV Episode)
"You see movie the Rock"
Orgazmo (1997)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Horror of Party Beach (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: Hey you guys, look up there. It's...(as Sean Connery) the rock.
Extreme Assault (1997) (Video Game)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Phantom Planet (1998) (TV Episode)
"You saw what happened to the rock" Mike: (as Sean Connery) I starred in it with Nicholas Cage.
StarCraft (1998) (Video Game)
Quote: You call down the thunder, now reap the whirlwind
Armageddon (1998)
Most of the scenes involving F/A-18s are stock footage of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels where from The Rock
Metal Gear Solid (1998) (Video Game)
The story and characters of MGS have several similarities to that of the Rock. For example, in The Rock, an elite US Marines Force Recon unit takes over an entire island and threatens to launch chemical weapons if their demands aren't met. In this game, an elite US Army Special Forces unit takes over an entire island and threatens to launch nuclear weapons if their demands aren't met. Also, both have the hero infiltrating the island by going underwater outside the complex and then surfacing inside.
The King of Queens: The Rock (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
P.U.N.K.S. (1999)
referring to car chase in The Rock
Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) (Video)
Mentioned by name
Gen-X Cops (1999)
Movie poster on bathroom wall.
Chill Factor (1999)
Skeet Ulrich asTim Mason share the same last name as Sean Connery as John Patrick Mason
Phoenix Nights: Episode #1.2 (2001) (TV Episode)
Max says Sean Connery wears a wig in this film.
Cum to Live (2001)
Movie poster in the house.
Home Movies: Law and Boarder (2001) (TV Episode)
Listed among the movies Brendon has seen related to jail.
Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (2001) (Video Game)
The Scene where the fighter jets en route to Alcatraz Island went under the Golden Gate Bridge,
'Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty' - Making of the Hollywood Game (2002) (Video)
Harry Gregson-Williams mentions several Hollywood action films he has composed music for. One of the films mentioned is The Rock.
Hostage (2002) (Short)
As the driver lands his car, a police car skids sideways into the curb, exactly as a police car does in The Rock after a similar incident.
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (2003) (Video Game)
There's an Alcatraz level and a scene with the shower room and there's a major gunfight just like in The Rock.
Murphy's Law: Electric Bill (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Murphy's list of prison films.
Bad Boys II (2003)
The Rundown (2003)
The same underwater shot is used when a fireball flies over the heroes.
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004) (Video Game)
The story and characters of MGS have several similarities to that of the Rock. For example, in The Rock, an elite US Marines Force Recon unit takes over an entire island and threatens to launch chemical weapons if their demands aren't met. In this game, an elite US Army Special Forces unit takes over an entire island and threatens to launch nuclear weapons if their demands aren't met. Also, both have the hero infiltrating the island by going underwater outside the complex and then surfacing inside.
National Treasure (2004)
Nicholas Cage says when he is holding the lighted flare in the hold of the "Charlotte", "You shoot me, I drop this, we all die." He says the same line in The Rock when he is holding the VX gas.
Andre the Butcher (2005)
After breaking into a house and opening the front door from inside to let her friends in, one of the characters says "Welcome to the Rock."
Black (2006) (Video Game)
Scene where NAVY SEAL's face off against Marines in shower room, the same scene is replicated in a level of Black, where the hero faces off against terroists above him.
Nowhere Fast (2006)
Ben gives a random, inapproriate thumbs up.
Cinematographer Style (2006)
Mentioned by John Schwartzman.
This Filthy World (2006)
John Waters mentions it.
Game k n b?: Episode dated 28 November 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as answer in the semi-final round -- movies of Sean Connery from 1990 to present.
HBO First Look: 'Transformers': Their War. Our World (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
SuperNews!: Transformers 2? (2007) (TV Episode)
The Poster is seen
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow (2007) (Video Game)
The shower ambush sequence is re-enacted in the level 'Trinidad' when Gabe and Maggie are assaulted by enemies firing from an elevated position
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh (2007) (Video)
Discusses writing the script.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
The guy whose range rover (British equivalent of the humvee) is commandeered by Ed Harris in National Treasure 2 (2007) is the same man who's humvee is commandeered by Sean Connery in The Rock's (1996) San Francisco chase scene (the man is Hans Georg Struhar, and these are his ONLY two acting roles; normally he appears to be a wardrobe guy). He has a distinctive foreign voice and gives the same startled reaction in both movies. Both films were produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starred Nic Cage and Ed Harris.
Tripping the Rift: Extreme Takeover (2007) (TV Episode)
T'nuk quotes Sean Connery's line 'Losers always whine about their best'.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD and video case are shown.
Sam and Max: Night of the Raving Dead (2008) (Video Game)
Movie mentioned as a verse for Sam & Max's rap.
Generation Kill: Combat Jack (2008) (TV Episode)
quote from the movie used
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
The scene where there are bombs thrown down into a sewer.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Able with the green flares as the plane clears the doorway
Borderlands (2009) (Video Game)
One of the random quotes that can be heard from bandits is "I'd take pleasure in guttin' you...boy"
How It Should Have Ended: How Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Should Have Ended (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster shown in ending scene with Michael Bay
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) (Video Game)
The showers in the gulag (with enemies firing from elevated positions), and popping green smoke flares to avert an airstrike, are references to The Rock.
The Cinema Snob: Las Vegas Bloodbath (2010) (TV Episode)
"...it cuts to lurking Stanley Goodspeed outside."
NCIS: Worst Nightmare (2010) (TV Episode)
William Devane's character is called Mason, an ex-special operative, Sean Connery's character in The Rock is also called Mason (ex-MI6). Devane's Mason's first name is Nicolas, the first name of Nicolas Cage (Stanley Goodspeed in The Rock).
Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) (Video Game)
Inside Jason Hudson's profile, he is often called "Rock" by his teammates, which is likely to be a homage to Ed Harris' film "The Rock".
The Onion News Network: The Real Obama (2011) (TV Episode)
Named as a motivation for Bay's outbreak of violence
Bad Movie Beatdown: Half Past Dead (2011) (TV Episode)
The script for Half Past Dead was written at the same time as this movie
10 pelis (2011)
Talked about
Conan: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on Her Face Who Was Unemployable (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Simon Helberg during his interview
Holliston: Candyman: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Corri mentions how amazing Tony Todd was in The Rock.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Battle for Bludhaven #1-2 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Sean Connery in The Rock."
End Roll (2012)
DVD is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Pearl Harbor (2013) (TV Episode)
In brutally criticizing Michael Bay for the liberties taken with historical events in "Pearl Harbor", the Critic says, "It's not 'The Rock'! It's not Sean Connery saying 'Winners fuck the prom queen!'"
White House Down (2013)
Tourist says "Tour's Over"
Honeymoon Hotel (2013) (Short)
Community: Introduction to Teaching (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Abed in a discussion of Nicolas Cage movies
Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) (TV Episode)
Rosie O'Donnell mentions this movie by name during the game I Love a Charade
Parks and Recreation: Moving Up: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Andy while looking at Alcatraz in San Francisco
Legends: Chemistry (2014) (TV Episode)
Nelson Gates (played by Steve Harris) and his FBI team are attempting to stop VX nerve gas production. In The Rock (1996), Harris played a US Marine who helps steal VX nerve gas.
Epic Rap Battles of History: Steven Spielberg vs. Alfred Hitchcock (2014) (TV Episode)
directly mentioned in lyrics
Cult Legends and Rising Stars: Cult Legends: Bokeem Woodbine (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of Bokeem's best known roles and movies to date. Fan-made posters of the film are also seen when interviewer and Bokeem talk about men-on-a-mission film genre.
The Grand Tour: Operation Desert Stumble (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Clarkson.
Ghosted: Bee-Mo (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Golic and Wingo: Episode #1.22 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of movies that you would rather watch than A Christmas Story for 24 hours
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Safe House (2018) (TV Episode)
One of the Nicolas Cage movies in Jake's DVD collection
Speed: Elevated Voltage (2018) (Short)
It is referenced.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Chain Reaction/Matilda/Emma/Stonewall (1996) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) (TV Episode)
Clips shown. Thumbs down from Siskel; thumbs up from Ebert.
The Rock: On the Range with the Navy SEALS (1996) (Video)
Clips, behind-the-scenes and making of
The Rock: Dos and Don'ts of Hollywood Gunplay (1996) (Video)
Clips, behind-the-scenes and making of
The Special Effects of 'The Rock': The Dive Sequence (1996) (Video)
Clips, behind-the-scenes and making of
The Rock Premiere on Alcatraz (1996) (Video)
The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997) (TV Special)
1997 MTV Movie Awards (1997) (TV Special)
Clips shown in Best Action Sequence and Best Movie category
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 17 Again/State of Play/Crank High Voltage (2009) (TV Episode)
"Explosions Make You Fly" segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Taking of Pelham 123/Imagine That/Moon (2009) (TV Episode)
"Are We Gonna Make It?" segment.
The Blockbuster Buster: Transformers (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips listed down as over used camera movements in Micheal Bay movies
Bad Movie Beatdown: Night at the Museum 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
The take-off scene from this movie was redone in Night at the Museum 2
Getaway: Episode #19.21 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a story on Alcatraz.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Mercenary for Justice (2011) (TV Episode)
references the shower shoot-out.
Grimas (2012)
The clip of Lt. Shephard telling Mason to hold, is shown on TV as part of a paranormal message
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Terrorist Films (2013) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Critic: Face/Off (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Honest Trailers: Armageddon (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
HyperNormalisation (2016)
Excerpt shown with comment in a social context.


Spoofed in 

Galaxy Quest (1999)
Shrek (2001)
Pearl Harbor II: Pearlmageddon (2001) (Short)
Characters are spoofed
Curious George (2006)
Ted speed drives his car off a bridge and onto a ship to rescue George, which he claims to have learned from movies, just like this.
Argo 2 (2015)
Spoofs a scene or character

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