The Rock

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The Rock

The Rock is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was directed by Michael Bay, director of Bad Boys, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers of Top Gun and Crimson Tide, and stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris. The film is dedicated to Simpson, who died five months before its release. This was the first film on which Cage and Bruckheimer worked together. The film received generally favorable reviews from critics and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing at the 69th Academy Awards.

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The Rock
Directed byMichael Bay
Produced byDon Simpson
Jerry Bruckheimer
Screenplay byQuentin Tarantino
David Weisberg
Douglas S. Cook
Mark Rosner
Story byDavid Weisberg
Douglas S. Cook
StarringSean Connery
Nicolas Cage
Ed Harris
Music byNick Glennie-Smith
Hans Zimmer
Harry Gregson-Williams
CinematographyJohn Schwartzman
Editing byRichard Francis-Bruce
StudioHollywood Pictures
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date(s)
  • June 7, 1996 (1996-06-07)
Running time136 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$75 million
Box office$335,062,621

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