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.
Cinematographer John Schwartzman is one of Nicolas Cage's cousins. Schwartzman's step-mother, Talia Shire is Cage's aunt.
Congressman Weaver and esteemed members of the Special Armed Services Committee, I come before you to protest a grave injustice... It has to stop.
Towards the end of the film the configuration of the Colt Commando CAR-15 rifles change. For instance, when Mason gives Goodspeed the CAR-15 from the guard he killed, it has an A2 upper receiver (shell deflector, A2 windage sight knob) and an SP1 lower receiver (no fencing around the magazine release). Later when watching the rocket launch, Goodspeed's CAR-5 switches to an all around A1-style gun with no shell deflector and older style sights. The lower receiver also has magazine fencing at this point. The same also happens with the other Marines' guns.
The UK cinema version was rated 15 and was uncut.
£5,604,935 (UK) (19 July 1996)
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