For years Brigadier General Francis Xavier Hummel, a decorated military hero, has petitioned the United States Government to honor his men who have lost their lives in service to their country during highly covert military operations by providing their families the same benefits and tributes due other war veterans. For years his efforts have been scorned. Now, angry and determined to seek justice, Hummel and a crack team of commandos seize control of Alcatraz Island, taking hostage a group of tourists. If reparations are not immediately forthcoming, Hummel plans to launch a battery of rockets charged with lethal V.X. poison gas on the San Francisco Bay Area. The city's only hope for survival is FBI chemical/biological weapons expert, Stanley Goodspeed, and a top-secret federal prisoner, John Patrick Mason, who also happens to be the only known convict to have escaped the island fortress. With the clock ticking, this unlikely and reluctant duo, escorted by a U.S. Navy Seal team, embark on a desperate bid to infiltrate the island and detoxify the weapons before disaster strikes.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: For visceral thrills, it can't be beat. Just don't expect The Rock to engage your brain.
An explosive, violent, mile-a-minute actioner.
Cast & Crew
- Touchstone Pictures
- Action & Adventure
- © 2002 Touchstone
- English (Dolby 5.1, Stereo, CC, AD)
Cantonese (Subtitles), Danish (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Stereo, Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Indonesian (Subtitles), Malay (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Polish (Subtitles), Russian (Subtitles), Spanish (Stereo, Subtitles), Swedish (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles), Turkish (Subtitles), Vietnamese (Subtitles)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
- Audio descriptions (AD) refer to a narration track describing what is happening on screen, to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.