Rock, The

Lists: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Car Chases

Brief Synopsis: "A group of renegade marine commandos seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz, with 81 tourists as hostages. Their leader demands $100 million to be paid, as restitution to families of Marines who died in covert ops. Otherwise, he will launch 15 rockets carrying deadly VX gas into the San Francisco Bay area."

Overall Ranking: 1370 (Rank from 1996: # 17)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 100%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Rob from GuysFilmQuest80
Bryan Lienesch76 - That scene where the guy has the poisonous ball in his mouth effectively ruined my childhood.
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Jay of Life Vs Film70(full review)

People Involved

  • Sean Connery (John Patrick Mason)
  • Nicolas Cage (Dr. Stanley Goodspeed)
  • Ed Harris (Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel, USMC)
  • John Spencer (FBI Director James Womack)
  • David Morse (Major Tom Baxter)
  • William Forsythe (Special Agent Ernest Paxton)
  • Michael Biehn (Commander Charles Anderson)
  • Vanessa Marcil (Carla Pestalozzi)
  • John C. McGinley (Marine Captain Hendrix)
  • Bokeem Woodbine (Sergeant Crisp)
  • Claire Forlani (Jade Angelou)
  • Gregory Sporleder (Captain Frye)
  • Tony Todd (Captain Darrow)
  • Jim Maniaci (Private Scarpetti)
  • Greg Collins (Private Gamble)
  • Brendan Kelly (Private Cox)
  • Steve Harris (Private McCoy)
  • Danny Nucci (Lieutenant Shephard)
  • Celeste Weaver (Stacy Richards)
  • Todd Louiso (Marvin Isherwood)
  • David Bowe (Dr. Ling)
  • Raquel Krelle (Agent Margie Wood)
  • Michael Bay (Director)