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Caught Between The Rock And A Hard Place In the summer of 1996 I went to see The Rock starring Sean Connery Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris I chose this particular movie because I liked it and I own the videocassette When I sat down and watched the movie for this assignment I was looking for these three criteria stars content and a favorable story line The stars of this movie are three actors well know to American movie audiences Sean Connery is known for his roles as the character James Bond and has starred in other films such as The Hunt for Red October Nicolas Cage is a young actor on the rise At the time this movie was made he had starred in only a few big titled movies Cage starred in such films as Leaving Las Vegas Face-Off and soon to be released 8mm The last big star in this film is Ed Harris he has performed in such movies as Apollo 13 and The Truman Show These three main stars really make the movie exciting and more entertaining The story line was a very important part of the movie The movie spectator would have to stay in tune to the movie and not become distracted because the ac-tion is fast and intense The story line is this movie involves two opposing military operations one to take over Alcatraz and threaten San Francisco with a lethal gas attack the other an attempt to take the venerable island prison back again Head-ing the first maneuver is Marine Brigadier General Francis X Hummel Ed Harris impressive as always Variously described as a legend and the greatest battalion commander of the Vietnam War Hummel has more decorations than a pawn shop window He also has a serious attitude problem towards the state he has loyally served Irked by the lack of respect and cash paid to the families of the men who died in government-sponsored
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