R | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.
In the scene in which Paxton demands to know from Womack who Mason is, Paxton utters, "Yeah, I know all the cloak and dagger stories." This line was a direct reference to William Forsythe's earlier film Cloak & Dagger (1984).
Congressman Weaver and esteemed members of the Special Armed Services Committee, I come before you to protest a grave injustice... It has to stop.
The FBI never thinks about motivating Mason to cooperate by telling him that the entire city, including his daughter may be killed. Stanley tells him only after he tries to jump ship. No more specific details would have been necessary, only the fact that the civilians in danger include Jade.
Also, on the beach on Alcatraz Island, Mason wants to quit before the mission is complete, even though by that point, he knows his daughter is still in danger.
£5,604,935 (UK) (19 July 1996)
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