The Rock

Director: Michael Bay Run Time: 136 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1996

Starring: Ed Harris, John Spencer, Michel Biehn, Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, William Forsythe

Welcome to THE ROCK. A 35mm presentation.

When a decorated Gulf War veteran and his squadron of elite commandos take control of Alcatraz Island, they point a few missiles loaded with the most deadly chemical known to man straight at San Francisco. Their aim? Money, of course. A lot of it. But with the feds unwilling to capitulate to the demands of terrorists, the fate of the city rests in the shaky hands of a desk jockey with an encyclopedic knowledge of dangerous chemicals, and a mysterious (and handsome) British national who’s the only man┬áto ever escape the prison island and live to tell about it.

Together, all they need to do is infiltrate an impenetrable fortress, kill the U.S. military’s best trained soldiers, and disarm a few skin-melting chemical weapons — just another day inside the mind of Michael Bay.

Part of Nitehawk’s August ACTION! Brunch series

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