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June 7, 2016
 

Classic Trailer: The Rock (1996)

“This Summer, get ready to ROCK!” Man I love this trailer. Not only was yesterday the 30th anniversary of Raw Deal but today marks the 20th anniversary of Michael Bay’s action classic The Rock starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage.

Bay has yet to capture the same magic in any movie since but frankly he doesn’t need to because The Rock remains one of the best action movies of all time.

Hans Zimmer’s (and Nick Glennie Smith) score is arguably his finest hour with memorable themes that pound their way through the action scenes.

The music in the trailer is the track Footchase from Bay’s first film Bad Boys which was scored by Mark Mancina.

Plot: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed (Nicolas Cage) is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason (Sean Connery), to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel (Ed Harris) from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war reparations to be paid to the families of slain servicemen who died on covert operations. After their SEAL team is wiped out, Stanley and John deal with the soldiers on their own.

 



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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



 
 

 

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