A group of renegade marine commandos seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz, with 81 tourists as hostages. Their leader demands $100 million to be paid, as restitution to families of Marines who died in covert ops – or he will launch 15 rockets carrying deadly VX gas into the San Francisco Bay area.

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  1. Douglas Cook


  2. Mark Rosner


  3. David Weisberg


  4. Michael Bay


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  1. Sean Connery

    Sean Connery

    John Patrick Mason

  2. Nicolas Cage

    Nicolas Cage

    Dr. Stanley Goodspeed

  3. Ed Harris

    Ed Harris

    Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel, USMC

  4. John Spencer

    John Spencer

    FBI Director James Womack

  5. David Morse

    David Morse

    Major Tom Baxter

  6. William Forsythe

    William Forsythe

    Special Agent Ernest Paxton

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 16m

Budget $75,000,000.00

Revenue $335,062,621.00

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Release Information

  • June 6, 1996
    R, Theatrical



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