History Film / TheRock

22nd Sep '17 6:32:23 PM YT45
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When General Hummel reveals that he was bluffing, we realize that all the men Mason and Goodspeed have been killing were Hummel's own men who would stand down if ordered, leaving the AxeCrazy Frye and Darrow unopposed.
22nd Sep '17 2:43:50 PM YT45
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* ApologeticAttacker: Baxter says "sorry" to the Marine he locked inside the room with a capsule of VX gas when the group steals the rockets.

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* ApologeticAttacker: Baxter says "sorry" to the Marine he locked inside the storage room with when a capsule canister of VX gas when ruptures during the group steals the rockets.armory heist.
22nd Sep '17 2:41:09 PM YT45
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''The Rock'' tells the story of USMC Brigadier-General Francis X. Hummel who, enraged at how his men have been treated by the country that they served, steals 15 rockets of [[DeadlyGas V-X nerve gas]] and holes up on Alcatraz Island (hence the title), threatening to kill most of San Francisco unless the government gives him a buttload of money to help out military widows and orphans.

The administration responds by sending in Stanley Goodspeed (Cage), a chemical warfare expert, and John Mason (Connery), a British secret agent turned Alcatraz fugitive turned full-time convict. Oh, and a [[UsefulNotes/NavySEALS SEAL]] team led by Creator/MichaelBiehn, but they don't last long...

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''The Rock'' tells the story of USMC Brigadier-General Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel who, enraged at how his men have been treated by the country that they served, steals 15 rockets of [[DeadlyGas V-X VX nerve gas]] and holes up on Alcatraz Island (hence the title), threatening to kill most of San Francisco unless the government gives him a buttload of money to help out military widows and orphans.

The administration responds by sending in Stanley Goodspeed (Cage), a chemical warfare expert, and John Mason (Connery), a British secret MI-6 agent turned Alcatraz fugitive turned full-time convict. Oh, and a [[UsefulNotes/NavySEALS SEAL]] team led by Creator/MichaelBiehn, but they don't last long...
18th Sep '17 2:43:17 AM mojo72400
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* FluffyFashionFeathers: Carla wearing a feather trimmed nightgown as she and Stanley are making love.

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* FluffyFashionFeathers: Carla wearing a feather trimmed nightgown robe to cover her bra and panties clad body as she and Stanley are making love.
12th Aug '17 5:47:00 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* AntiVillain: Hummel ([[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III -> Type I, with some Type II thrown in]]). He just wants compensation for the families of dead soldiers, and though he is using extreme methods, he very much regrets his men killing the [=SEALs=], and in the end [[spoiler: he was bluffing the entire time. Pity his men weren't.]]

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* AntiVillain: Hummel ([[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III -> Type I, with some Type II thrown in]]). He just wants compensation for the families of dead soldiers, and though he is using extreme methods, he specifically demands money from a source that will not harm anyone (a Pentagon slush fund for arms sales), he very much regrets his men killing the [=SEALs=], and in the end [[spoiler: he was bluffing the entire time. Pity his men weren't.]]



* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: One of Hummel's marines has a topknot haircut, something that would most definitely not be allowed in any military, let alone the U.S. Marine Corps (that aside, it's a really ''stupid'' haircut for anyone in the military to wear - it's a great handhold for an opponent in a fight, not to mention painful).
** Maybe. The men on the island are Marine Force Recon, a Special Forces division. Special Forces are given considerably more leeway when it comes to grooming rules.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: One of Hummel's marines has a topknot haircut, something that would most definitely not be allowed in any military, let alone the U.S. Marine Corps (that aside, it's a really ''stupid'' haircut for anyone in the military to wear - it's a great handhold for an opponent in a fight, not to mention painful).
** Maybe.
painful). The men on the island are Marine Force Recon, a Special Forces division. Special Forces division, which are given considerably more leeway when it comes to grooming rules.rules, but it still seems unlikely he'd choose it.



* ChewingTheScenery

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* %%* ChewingTheScenery



* DesperateObjectCatch: Played with when one of the green spheres of V-X drops off the end of the set Goodspeed is disarming. With the rest of the fragile spheres taking up both hands, he ''canō't'' spare one to catch the runaway, but he uses the springy laces on top of his boot to give it a soft landing, then puts the others down ''very carefully'' and intercepts the fallen one before it can roll off a ledge and break.

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* DesperateObjectCatch: Played with when one of the green spheres of V-X drops off the end of the set Goodspeed is disarming. With the rest of the fragile spheres taking up both hands, he ''canō't'' ''can't'' spare one to catch the runaway, but he uses the springy laces on top of his boot to give it a soft landing, then puts the others down ''very carefully'' and intercepts the fallen one before it can roll off a ledge and break.



* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Marine Corps Force Recon faces off against the Navy [=SEALs=] and a former member of the British Special Air Service. [[AndZoidberg And Goodspeed.]] [[spoiler:ZigZagged--the Recon takes down the SEALS, but are killed by one SAS.]]

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* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: ElitesAreMoreGlamorous:
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Marine Corps Force Recon faces off against the Navy [=SEALs=] and a former member of the British Special Air Service. [[AndZoidberg And Goodspeed.]] [[spoiler:ZigZagged--the Recon takes down the SEALS, but are killed by one SAS.]]



* EnemyCivilWar: Occurs briefly near the end of the film when Frye and Darrow mount a mutiny against Hummel [[spoiler:after he reveals the whole plan was just a bluff and never intended to use the VX against a civilian population. Only Baxter sides with Hummel and both of them are killed in an ensueing stand-off.]]

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* EnemyCivilWar: Occurs briefly near the end of the film when Frye and Darrow mount a mutiny against Hummel [[spoiler:after he reveals the whole plan was just a bluff and never intended to use the VX against a civilian population. Only Baxter sides with Hummel and both of them are killed in an ensueing ensuing stand-off.]]



* GiveGeeksAChance: [=FBI=] lab geek Stanley Goodspeed's girlfriend, Carla, is played by model/actress Vanessa Marcil.
** Lampshaded between Mason and Goodspeed:
---> '''Mason:''' ''Losers'' always whine about "their best." Winners go home and fuck the prom queen.
---> '''Goodspeed:''' [[TakeThat Carla]] ''[[TakeThat was]]'' [[TakeThat the prom queen.]]

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* GiveGeeksAChance: [=FBI=] lab geek Stanley Goodspeed's girlfriend, Carla, is played by model/actress Vanessa Marcil.
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Marcil. Lampshaded between Mason and Goodspeed:
---> --> '''Mason:''' ''Losers'' always whine about "their best." Winners go home and fuck the prom queen.
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queen.\\
'''Goodspeed:''' [[TakeThat Carla]] ''[[TakeThat was]]'' [[TakeThat the prom queen.]]



-->''Guy'': "''Hey, man, you just fucked up your Ferrari''!"
-->''Stanley'': "''It's not mine. Neither is this.''"

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-->''Guy'': "''Hey, --->'''Guy''': Hey, man, you just fucked up your Ferrari''!"
-->''Stanley'': "''It's
Ferrari!\\
'''Stanley''': It's
not mine. Neither is this.''"



* KarmicDeath: As shown by some of the other entriies, the films take on VX gas does [[CruelAndUnusualDeath horrible things to the human body.]] So it's perhaps fitting that [[spoiler: Captain Frye, the guy who wanted to gas San Francisco for no other reason then "[[SociopathicSoldier Just 'cause]]", gets a sphere of it shoved down his mouth by Goodspeed.]]

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* KarmicDeath: As shown by some of the other entriies, entries, the films take on VX gas does [[CruelAndUnusualDeath horrible things to the human body.]] So it's perhaps fitting that [[spoiler: Captain Frye, the guy who wanted to gas San Francisco for no other reason then "[[SociopathicSoldier Just 'cause]]", gets a sphere of it shoved down his mouth by Goodspeed.]]
16th Jul '17 12:16:06 PM Triscon42
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* KarmicDeath: As shown by some of the other entriies, the films take on VX gas does [[CruelAndUnusualDeath horrible things to the human body.]] So it's perhaps fitting that [[spoiler: Captain Frye, the guy who wanted to gas San Francisco for no other reason then "[[SociopathicSoldier Just 'cause]]", gets a sphere of it shoved down his mouth by Goodspeed.]]
13th Jun '17 9:08:07 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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Has nothing to do with [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson the pro wrestler]].
13th Jun '17 9:06:53 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: The VX gas description is fairly accurate, save for looking green and melting your skin. It's still very lethal otherwise.

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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: The VX gas description is fairly accurate, save for looking green and [[PoisonIsCorrosive melting your skin.skin]]. It's still very lethal otherwise.
10th Apr '17 12:35:34 PM nombretomado
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* ForeignCussWord: The Filipino chef cusses out SeanConnery as he barges through the hotel's kitchens.

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* ForeignCussWord: The Filipino chef cusses out SeanConnery Creator/SeanConnery as he barges through the hotel's kitchens.
8th Apr '17 7:43:39 PM 43110
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* BigBad: Gen. Hummel the is the mastermind of the crisis, before [[DragonAscendant his underlings make it worse at the end]].

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* BigBad: Gen. Hummel the is the mastermind of the crisis, before [[DragonAscendant [[TheStarscream his underlings make it worse at the end]].
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