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The Rock Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, Sean Connery

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This movie stars an angry general, whose special forces were killed in action, but whose families were denied compensation for their deaths, and he wants to take revenge. He sets up poisonous gas rockets inside the prison of Alcatraz, with around 81 hostages, and threatens to launch them against San Francisco if he does not receive 100 million dollars.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Eugene Kim




Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel (Harris) leads a renegade troupe of marine commandoes who take over the federal facility at Alcatraz and seize a stockpile of chemical weapons as well as 81 tourists as hostages. Hummel demands $100 million in ransom to compensate the families of soldiers who have been killed in covert operations and never received restitution. Otherwise, he will launch 15 rockets loaded with deadly VX nerve gas and aimed at the city of San Francisco. Dr. Stanley Goodspeed (Cage), a mild-mannered FBI chemical warfare expert, is teamed with John Patrick Mason (Connery), a crusty ex-con who was the only man ever to break out of Alcatraz successfully, to lead the counterattack against the marauders. Director Michael Bay, never known for emotional depth or character development but plenty of action, turned out this loud, fast, and violent 1996 thriller before going on to "Armageddon" and "Pearl Harbor."
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus




A chemical weapons official goes on a mission with an ex - alcatraz prisoner to save the U.S from a chemical weapons disaster. Ed Harris is the enemy in this movie and is a retired military officer.
The review of this Movie prepared by dino



Script Analysis of The Rock

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 46.7%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 43.3%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   Preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   California Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Kind of violence:    -   amphibious landings    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   hanging    -   crushed    -   impaled    -   perforation--bullets    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs

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