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The Rock (1996)
The Rock is a 1996 American action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, written by David Weisberg and Douglas S. Cook. It stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris in the lead roles, with William Forsythe and Michael Biehn co-starring.

BEGIN MAIN 'TITLE SEQUENCE:

An impressionistic montage:

A SILHOUETTED MAN in front of mirror dons his Marine dress blues. Spit=

polish shoes laced. Medals clipped to jacket. All in CLOSE-UP. We never=

see him fully.

The Man puts HIS HAT squarely on his head. EYES glint.

On the man's dresser: MARINE MEMORABILIA. Three Purple Hearts, photos of a=

WOMAN (his wife), PHOTOS OF MARINES in combat locales. TIGHTER into the=

photos, we HEAR PANICKED VOICES, EXPLOSIONS, NOISES OF BRUTAL=

COMBAT.

IMAGES:
Through smoke, a desperate MARINE PRIVATE who knows he will never be=

rescued... TWO MARINES walk up to a farmhouse door; through the screen we=

see a MOTHER AND DAUGHTER who know what the news will be...

IMAGES:
A MARINE COLOUR GUARD carries a COFFIN... Now we are the coffin as=

a FLAG drapes down on us.

placed into a YOUNG WOMANIS HAND.

Now we're in ARLINGTON CEMETERY. Images of the cemetery are reflected in=

wet puddles, as the SPIT-SHINED SHOES walk past images of the TOMB OF THE=

UNKNOWN SOLDIER a ROW OF GRAVES comes into focus

A1G CLOSE-UP on the MARINE'S HAT, and his EYES. Suddenly AN

EXPLOSION and we see --

A MARINE in a jungle, radioing for help: ,You gotta get us outta here sir,=

Jesus, they're all over us... ! And an' EXPLOSION ends the communication=

...

AII CLOSE-UP on the MARINE'S EYES and FADE IN:

EXT. ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY - MORNING

Two groundskeepers on "ride 'em" lawn mowers, BENNIE and MARLIN, smoke=

Camels and watch the MARINE OFFICER from the opening montage. He's alone,=

across the cemetery.

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David Weisberg

David Weisberg is an American screenwriter, best known for writing 1996 film The Rock, which he co-wrote with his writing partner Douglas Cook, who died on July 19, 2015. His other credits with Cook include Payoff, Holy Matrimony, Double Jeopardy and Criminal. They also wrote another action thriller script Blank Slate, which is currently un-produced at Bold Films. more…

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