The Rock is a 1996 film directed by Michael Bay. The story concerns a Navy SEAL assault on Alcatraz Island to stop a platoon of renegade Marines who threaten the city of San Francisco with a deadly nerve gas unless reparations are made to the families of soldiers killed during Black Bag Ops. It stars Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage, Ed Harris, Vanessa Marcil and William Forsythe.


A squadron of five F-18s are called in to drop Thermite bombs on Alcatraz Island to destroy the VX gas; missiles used by the renegade Marines.