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Hollywood superstar Sean Connery joins Academy Award(R)-winner Nicolas Cage in this action-packed thriller. All of San Francisco is taken hostage when a vengeful general (Ed 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!
© 1996 Hollywood Pictures Company & Jerry Bruckheimer, Inc.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: For visceral thrills, it can't be beat. Just don't expect The Rock to engage your brain.
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Common Sense Says
An explosive, violent, mile-a-minute actioner.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there are explosions, violent shoot-outs, fistfight scenes, and gruesome scenes of chemical burns. Language should also be noted as many characters curse throughout the film. There is one sex scene. The "R" rating is appropriate; the movie is way too intense and violent for kids.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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- Genre:Action, Thriller
- Release Date:June 7, 1996
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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