The Rock
The Criterion Collection
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1996
Director: Michael Bay
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 786936-150421
Running time: 2:17 (137 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 13, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1183)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
Overview
A highly decorated, retired U.S. Marine general (Ed Harris) seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz, with 81 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.
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Genres
Action
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Hollywood Pictures
 • Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
 • Hollywood Pictures Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
English  DTS 5.1
Subtitles
English
Tags
Criterion
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Interviews
 • Outtakes/Bloopers
 • Storyboard Comparisons
 • Gallery
 • 8 Page Booklet
Crew
Direction
Michael Bay....Director
Writing
David Weisberg....Story By
Douglas S. Cook....Story By
David Weisberg....Screenwriter
Douglas S. Cook....Screenwriter
Mark Rosner....Screenwriter
Production
William Stuart....Executive Producer
Sean Connery....Executive Producer
Louis A. Stroller....Executive Producer
Don Simpson....Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer....Producer
Cinematography
John Schwartzman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Richard Francis-Bruce....Film Editor
Music
Nick Glennie-Smith....Composer
Hans Zimmer....Composer
Don Harper....Song Writer
Sound
Keith A. Wester....Production Sound Mixer
George Watters II....Supervising Sound Editor
Kevin O'Connell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Greg P. Russell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
F. Hudson Miller....Sound Editor
R. J. Palmer....Sound Editor
Suhail Kafity....Sound Editor
Frank Howard....Sound Editor
Gary Wright....Sound Editor
Andy Kopetzky....Sound Editor
Thomas Fucci....Sound Editor
Larry Mann....Sound Editor
John Colwell....Sound Editor
Bruce Richardson....Sound Editor
Richard C. Franklin....Sound Editor
Louis L. Edemann....Sound Editor
Midge Costin....Sound Editor
Simon Coke....Sound Editor
David Spence....Sound Editor
Chuck Neely....Sound Editor
Larry Carow....Sound Editor
Christopher Boyes....Sound Designer
Art
Bobbie Read....Costume Designer
Michael White....Production Designer
Hoyt Yeatman....Visual Effects
James Tyson....Costume Designer
Mark Mansbridge....Art Director
Ed Mc Avoy....Art Director
Peter Robb-King....Make-up Artist
Nina Kraft....Make-up Artist
Pat Gerhardt....Make-up Artist
Special Makeup Effects: Alterian Studios
Tony Gardner....Make-up Effects
Michael Meinardus....Visual Effects
David Amborn....Visual Effects
Hunter Anderson....Visual Effects
Rich E. Cordobes....Visual Effects
Jack Davis....Visual Effects
Ken Ebert....Visual Effects
Bruce Hayes....Visual Effects
Joe Pancake....Visual Effects
Francis Pennington....Visual Effects
Patrick Huggins....Visual Effects
Steven Riley....Visual Effects
Howard Frazier....Visual Effects
William A. Pancake, Jr.....Visual Effects
Visual Effects by Dream Quest Images
John Gray....Visual Effects
Dan Deleeuw....Visual Effects
Cast
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. Mc Ginley....Marine Captain Hendrix
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 Mc Coy
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 Teague....Seal Reigert
Duffy Gaver....Seal Dando
Navy SEALs
Steve Decker
Joseph Hawes
Mike Mahrer
Carlos Sandoval
Rick Toms
Billy Devlin
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 Linstrom
Willie Garson....Francis Reynolds
F.B.I. Radar Technicians
John Nathan
Robert M. Anselmo
Jack Ford....Military Official
T.J. Hageboeck....F.B.I. Agent Cord
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
Female Tourists
Jane Sanguinetti
Luenell
John W. Love, Jr.....Male Tourist
Sam Whipple....Larry Henderson
Alcatraz Park Rangers
Tom Towles
Ronald Simmons
Robert Ben Rajab
Leonard Mc Mahan....Cable Car Conductor
Anthony Guidera....Lead F-18 Pilot
James Caviezel....Rear F-18 Pilot
John Enos III....Sea Stallion Pilot
Ken Kells....Spotter
Fred Salvallon....Chef
Buck Kartalian....Reverend
Stanley Anderson....The President (uncredited)
Xander Berkeley....Lab Technician (uncredited)
Raymond Cruz....Sergeant Rojas (uncredited)
David Marshall Grant.... (uncredited)
Philip Baker Hall....Chief Justice (uncredited)
Stuart Wilson....General Kramer (uncredited)