A highly decorated, retired U.S. Marine general (Ed Harris) seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz, with 81 tourists as hostages on the San Francisco Bay isle. His demand: Restitution to families of soldiers who died in covert operations. The response: An elite Navy SEAL team, with support from an FBI chemical-warfare expert (Nicolas Cage) and a former Alcatraz escapee (Sean Connery), is assembled to penetrate the terrorists' defenses on the island and neutralize the threat before time runs out. The result: A fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller with a first-rate cast, directed by Michael Bay and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry bruckheimer.
Audio commentary by Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, actors Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris, and technical advisor Harry Humphries
Video interview with Jerry Bruckheimer
Analysis of the dive sequence's special effects, by Hoyt Yeatman of Dream Quest Images
Movie Magic episode on the film's special effects
Dos and don'ts of Hollywood gunplay, with Harry Humphries and Marshall Teague
Excerpts from Secrets of Alcatraz, a documentary by Ã la Carte Communications'
Storyboards, production design drawings, and production stills