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.
Congressman Weaver and esteemed members of the Special Armed Services Committee, I come before you to protest a grave injustice... It has to stop.
(at around 1h) The AH-1 Cobra gunships used in the infiltration scene are not Marine helicopters, but rather the Army model. The Marine version is an updated model with twin jet engine propulsion turbines, the Army model used in the infiltration scene still uses a single jet turbine to turn the rotors. This can be seen by observing the single exhaust port instead of the twin exhaust on the marine model. During a Navy S.E.A.L. incursion marine helicopters would escort the transport helicopter, not Army Cobras as depicted in the film.
For its theatrical release in Germany the film was edited to secure a more commercial "Not under 16" rating. The uncut version has a "Not under 18" rating. Both versions are available on DVD/VHS. TV version was edited even more (total ca. 11 min.) to remove all kinds of violence/gore for a "Not under 12" rating (required for broadcast at primetime).
£5,604,935 (UK) (19 July 1996)
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