The Rock (1996)
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The Rock - Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Tagline: Alcatraz. Only one man has ever broken out. Now five million lives depend on two men breaking in.
Genres: Action | Combat | Epic | Thriller
Released: 07 June 1996 ()
Length: 136 min
Rating: 4 out of 5 4/5
  • Ed Harris looking down on Michael Biehn from an "elevated position" is the best dialogue scene featuring opposing military commanders in the history of film ... fact!
  • In our opinion, it's the greatest non "sci-fi" action film ever made. Praise the lord for Jerry Bruckhemier, with his big budget purse. Yes, it just falls outside the 'Golden Era' by a few months, but we couldn't leave it out.
  • Sean Connery plays a bad arse retired SAS Captain John Mason!
  • A ferrari gets trashed by an exploding tram sliding down the street in San Francisco.
  • This is Michael Biehn's final role in a big budget epic movie, and he is given some awesome dialogue to please the fans.
  • General Hummel's renegade Marines fighting against against Commander Anderson's patriotic Navy SEALs.
Starring: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris and Michael Biehn. Directed by Michael Bay. Alcatraz. Only one man has ever broken out. Now five million lives depend on two men breaking in.
Cdr. Anderson
Lieutenant Shephard
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Have you ever been in a combat situation before?Define combat, sir.Shep?An incursion underwater to re-take an impregnable fortress held by an elite team of U.S. Marines, in possession of eighty-one hostages and fifteen guided rockets loaded with V.X. poison gas.Oh. In that case, no sir. Excuse me...
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
FBI Special Agent Ernest Paxton
Cdr. Anderson
Navy SEAL Reigert
Major Anderson, if you have any concern for the lives of your men, you will order them to safety their weapons and place them on the deck.This is not happening...Sir, we know why you're out here. God knows, I agree with you. But like you, I swore to defend this country against all enemies, foreign, sir... and domestic. General, we've spilled the same blood in the same mud. And you know god damn well I can't give that order.We're dead!Your unit is covered from an elevated position, Commander. I'm not gonna ask you again. Don't do anything stupid. No-one has to die here.[raising his voice] You men following the General: you're under oath as United States Marines, have you forgotten that? We all have shipmates we remember, some of them were shit on and pissed on by the Pentagon. But that doesn't give you the right to mutiny!You call it what you want! You're down there, we're up here! You walked into the wrong goddamn room, Commander!
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Are you sure you're ready for this?I'll do my best.Your "best"! Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen.Carla was the prom queen.Really?[cocks his gun] Yeah.
Cdr. Anderson
Make no mistake, gentlemen. We are in the fight of our lives, against one of the greatest battalion commanders of the Vietnam War, I shit you not.
Kid on Motorcycle
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Hey man, you just fucked up your Ferrari.It's not mine.

[steals bike]

And neither is this.
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