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Summary: All of San Francisco is taken hostage when a vengeful general (Harris) seizes control of Alcatraz Island, threatening to launch missiles loaded with deadly poison gas. With time running out, only a young FBI chemical weapons expert (Cage) and a notorious federal prisoner (Connery) have the skills to penetrate the island fortress and defuse the lethal situation. (Buena Vista Entertainment)
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Runtime: 136 min
Rating: Rated R for strong violence, language and a sex scene.
Production: Hollywood Pictures
Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Mar 13, 2001
Director Credit
Michael Bay Director
Writer Credit
David Weisberg Story
Douglas Cook Story
Mark Rosner Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Ed Harris Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel, USMC
Nicolas Cage Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Sean Connery John Patrick Mason
Cast Credit
Bokeem Woodbine Sergeant Crisp
Brendan Kelly Private Cox
David Morse Major Tom Baxter
Greg Collins Private Gamble
Gregory Sporleder Captain Frye
Jim Maniaci Private Scarpetti
John C. McGinley Marine Captain Hendrix
John Spencer FBI Director James Womack
Michael Biehn Commander Anderson
Tony Todd Captain Darrow
Vanessa Marcil Carla Pestalozzi
William Forsythe Special Agent Ernest Paxton
Producer Credit
Barry H. Waldman Associate Producer
Don Simpson Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Kenny Bates Associate Producer
Louis A. Stroller Executive Producer
Sean Connery Executive Producer
William Stuart Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: