Summer Movie Flashback! 20 Years Ago, THE ROCK Was Released!

This week in 1996, the action film THE ROCK was released. The film starred Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, and Ed Harris.

Sean Connery played the only man to ever escape from Alcatraz Prison outside of San Francisco. Eventually captured, he has been kept locked up and a government secret ever since. When Ed Harris takes over the famed prison/tourist attraction for ransom money for military reparations, the government has no choice but to go to the only man who knows how to sneak in and out of THE ROCK.

Nicolas Cage plays a chemical expert who knows plenty about the weapons Harris and his men are using, but very little about what to do in a hostage situation.

The film received moderate reviews when it was released but made over 300 million in worldwide box office in the summer of 1996.