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The Rock (film)

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The Rock is a 1996 American action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and written by David Weisberg and Douglas S. Cook. [1]

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Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright.

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Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing

The Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most euphonic sound mixing or recording and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film.

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS (often pronounced as am-pas), also known as simply the Academy) is a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures.

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Action film

Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of challenges that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, and frantic chases.

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Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, offshore from San Francisco, California, United States.

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Anthony Clark (actor)

Anthony Higgins Clark (born April 4, 1964) is an American actor and comedian who starred in the television series Yes, Dear, in which he played the character Greg Warner.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter.

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Art film

An art film is typically a serious, independent film, aimed at a niche market rather than a mass market audience.

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Bokeem Woodbine

Bokeem Woodbine (born April 13, 1973) is an American actor who is more recently known for his role as Mike Milligan on the second season of Fargo.

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Brendan Kelly (actor)

Brendan Kelly (born September 28, 1964) is an Irish-born American actor and artist who has appeared mostly in TV series.

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Brigadier general (United States)

In the United States Armed Forces, brigadier general (BG, BGen, or Brig Gen) is a one-star general officer with the pay grade of O-7 in the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force.

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British Board of Film Classification

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), previously the British Board of Film Censors, is a non-governmental organization, founded by the film industry in 1912 and responsible for the national classification and censorship of films exhibited at cinemas and video works (such as television programmes, trailers, adverts, public Information/campaigning films, menus, bonus content etc.) released on physical media within the United Kingdom.

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Bruce Fowler

Bruce Lambourne Fowler (born July 10, 1947) is an American trombonist and composer.

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CinemaScore is a market research firm based in Las Vegas.

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Claire Forlani

Claire Antonia Forlani (born 17 December 1971) is an English actress.

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Cloak & Dagger (1984 film)

Cloak & Dagger is a 1984 American spy adventure film directed by Richard Franklin, and starring Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman and Michael Murphy.

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Conversations with Filmmakers Series

The Conversations with Filmmakers Series is part of the University Press of Mississippi which is sponsored by Mississippi's eight state universities.

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Danny Nucci

Daniel Antonelli Nucci (born September 15, 1968) is an American actor known for supporting roles in blockbuster films including ''The Rock'', ''Crimson Tide'', and Titanic and his lead role as Mike Foster in The Fosters.

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David Marshall Grant

David Marshall Grant (born June 21, 1955) is an American actor, singer and writer.

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David Morse (actor)

David Bowditch Morse (born October 11, 1953) is an American actor, singer, director and writer.

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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.

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Dick Clement

Dick Clement, OBE (born 5 September 1937) is an English writer known for his writing partnership with Ian La Frenais.

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Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is the head of the FBI, the United States' primary federal law enforcement agency, and is responsible for its day-to-day operations.

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Don L. Harper

Don Loren Harper is a Los Angeles-based film composer, songwriter, conductor, and arranger whose credits include films such as The Guardian, National Treasure, Training Day, Armageddon, The Rock, Twister, Broken Arrow, Assassins, and Speed.

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Don Simpson

Donald Clarence "Don" Simpson (October 29, 1943 – January 19, 1996) was an American film producer, screenwriter, and actor.

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Douglas S. Cook

Douglas S. Cook (1958 – July 19, 2015) was an American screenwriter, known for writing 1996's film The Rock.

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DVD (an abbreviation of "digital video disc" or "digital versatile disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips and Sony in 1995.

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Ed Harris

Edward Allen Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter.

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Fairmont San Francisco

The Fairmont San Francisco is an AAA Four-Diamond luxury hotel at 950 Mason Street, atop Nob Hill in San Francisco, California.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.

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Great Hotels

Great Hotels is a television show on the Travel Channel.

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Greg Collins (American football)

Gregory Vincent "Greg" Collins (born December 8, 1952) is an American actor and a former professional American football player who played in three National Football League seasons from 1975-1977 for the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks and the Buffalo Bills.

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Greg P. Russell

Greg P. Russell is an American sound engineer.

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Gregory Sporleder

Gregory Sporleder (born April 24, 1964) is an American actor notable for playing military men in films such as The Rock, Black Hawk Down and Renaissance Man, as well as Calvin Norris in the HBO series True Blood.

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Florian Zimmer (born 12 September 1957) is a German film score composer and record producer.

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Hollywood Pictures

Hollywood Pictures was an American film production label of The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company.

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Hollywood Records

Hollywood Records, Inc. is an American record label of the Disney Music Group.

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Ian La Frenais

Ian La Frenais, OBE (born 7 January 1936) is an English writer best known for his creative partnership with Dick Clement.

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Iraq Inquiry

The Iraq Inquiry (also referred to as the Chilcot Inquiry after its chairman, Sir John Chilcot) The Guardian, 31 July 2009.

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Iraqi chemical weapons program

In violation of the Geneva Protocol of 1925, the Iraqi Army initiated two failed (1970–1974, 1974–1978) and one successful (1978–1991) offensive chemical weapons (CW) programs.

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Jerry Bruckheimer

Jerome Leon "Jerry" Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1943) is an American film and television producer.

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Jim Caviezel

James Patrick Caviezel (born September 26, 1968) is an American actor.

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John C. McGinley

John Christopher McGinley (born August 3, 1959) is an American actor.

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John Laughlin (actor)

John Laughlin (born April 3, 1956), sometimes credited as John C. McLaughlin or John McLaughlin, is an American film and television actor.

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John Schwartzman

John Schwartzman, A.S.C. (born October 18, 1960) is an American cinematographer, best known for his work on Jurassic World, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Rock and Seabiscuit, for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography.

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John Spencer (actor)

John Spencer (December 20, 1946 – December 16, 2005) was an American actor.

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Jonathan Hensleigh

Jonathan Blair Hensleigh (born February 1959) is an American screenwriter and film director, working primarily in the action-adventure genre, best known for writing films such as Jumanji, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Armageddon, as well as making his own directorial debut with the 2004 comic book action film The Punisher.

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Keith A. Wester

Keith A. Wester (February 21, 1940 – November 1, 2002) was an American sound engineer.

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Kevin O'Connell (sound mixer)

Kevin O'Connell is a sound re-recording mixer.

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List of films featuring the United States Navy SEALs

There is a body of films that feature the United States Navy SEALs.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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M55 (rocket)

The M55 rocket was a chemical weapon developed by the United States in the 1950s.

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Marc Streitenfeld

Marc Streitenfeld (born 1974) is a German composer of film scores.

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Marshall Teague (actor)

Marshall R. Teague (born April 16, 1953) is an American film and television actor known for his role in the 1989 cult movie Road House and for his recurring role on the 1990s science fiction series Babylon 5 as Ta'Lon, a Narn soldier.

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McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet

The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather, carrier-capable, multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (hence the F/A designation).

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Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.

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Michael Bay

Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget, high-concept action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depictions of explosions.

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Michael Biehn

Michael Connell Biehn (born July 31, 1956) is an American actor, primarily known for his military roles in science fiction films directed by James Cameron; as Sgt. Kyle Reese in The Terminator (1984), Cpl.

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Michael Thompson (guitarist)

Michael Thompson (born Michael Wood Thompson, February 11, 1954 in Port Washington, New York) is an American guitarist and songwriter.

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Mission: Impossible (film)

Mission: Impossible is a 1996 American action spy film directed by Brian De Palma, produced by and starring Tom Cruise.

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MTV Movie & TV Awards

The MTV Movie & TV Awards (formerly known as the MTV Movie Awards) is a film and television awards show presented annually on MTV.

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Nick Glennie-Smith

Nick Glennie-Smith (born 3 October 1951) is an English film score composer, conductor, and musician whose most prominent work is in collaboration with Hans Zimmer on the scores to the Academy Award-nominated 1994 animated film The Lion King, the 1996 action film The Rock, the 2006 historical movie Children of Glory and the 1993 spy thriller Point of No Return.

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Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Kim Coppola (born January 7, 1964), known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor, director and producer.

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Philip Baker Hall

Philip Baker Hall (born September 10, 1931) is an American actor.

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Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American director, writer, and actor.

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Ralph Peduto

Ralph Peduto (March 9, 1942 – May 12, 2014) was an American actor, playwright, writer and director.

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Raymond Cruz

Raymond Cruz (born July 9, 1961) is an American actor, best known for his starring role as Detective Julio Sanchez in the series The Closer and his recurring role as the drug lord Tuco Salamanca in the crime drama Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul.

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Richard Corliss

Richard Nelson Corliss (March 6, 1944 – April 23, 2015) was an American film critic and magazine editor for Time.

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Richard Dearlove

Sir Richard Billing Dearlove (born 23 January 1945) was head of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), a role fictionally known as "M" and actually, though informally, as "C", from 1999 until 6 May 2004.

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Richard Francis-Bruce

Richard Leslie Francis-Bruce (born 10 December 1948) is an Australian film editor who has received several nominations for the Academy Award for Film Editing.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author.

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Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes is an American review-aggregation website for film and television.

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Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic: صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي; 28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003.

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Sam Whipple

Sampson E. "Sam" Whipple (September 25, 1960 – June 3, 2002) was an American actor best remembered for his role as Dr.

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San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

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Sean Connery

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award).

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Secret Intelligence Service

The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6, is the foreign intelligence service of the government of the United Kingdom, tasked mainly with the covert overseas collection and analysis of human intelligence (HUMINT) in support of the UK's national security.

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Slush fund

A slush fund, also known as a black fund, is a fund or account maintained for corrupt or illegal purposes, especially in the political sphere.

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Special Air Service

The Special Air Service (SAS) is a special forces unit of the British Army.

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Steve Harris (actor)

Steve Harris (born December 3, 1965) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Eugene Young on the legal drama The Practice.

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Stuart Wilson (actor)

Stuart Conan Wilson (born 25 December 1946) is an English film and television actor, best known for his roles as Don Rafael Montero in The Mask of Zorro and Jack Edward Travis in Lethal Weapon 3.

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The Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection, Inc. (or simply Criterion) is an American home video distribution company which focuses on licensing "important classic and contemporary films" and selling them to film aficionados.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Pentagon

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. As a symbol of the U.S. military, The Pentagon is often used metonymically to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Thermite is a pyrotechnic composition of metal powder, which serves as fuel, and metal oxide.

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Thriller film

Thriller film, also known as suspense film or suspense thriller, is a broad film genre that involves excitement and suspense in the audience.

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Time (magazine)

Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.

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Time Out (magazine)

Time Out is a British travel magazine published by Time Out Group.

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Todd Louiso

Todd Louiso (born January 27, 1970) is an American film actor and film director best known for his role as timid record store clerk Dick in High Fidelity, opposite Jack Black and John Cusack.

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Todd McCarthy

Todd McCarthy is an American film critic.

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Tony Blair

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007.

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Tony Todd

Anthony Tiran Todd (born December 4, 1954) is an American character actor, voice artist and film producer known for portraying Sergeant Warren in Platoon (1986), Kurn in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1990–1991), Ben in Night of the Living Dead (1990), the titular character in the Candyman horror trilogy (1992–1999), William Bludworth in the Final Destination franchise (2000–2011) and as the voice of the Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009).

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Travel Channel

Travel Channel (originally The Travel Channel from 1987 to 1998) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Discovery, Inc. The channel is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States.

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United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance

Force Reconnaissance (FORECON) is one of the United States Marine Corps' special operations capable forces (SOC) that provides essential elements of military intelligence to the command element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF), by supporting their task force commanders, and their subordinate operating units of the Fleet Marine Force (FMF). Historically, the Force Recon companies, detachments and platoons performed both deep reconnaissance and direct action (DA) operations. Some missions are now shared by the Marine Special Operations Teams (MSOT), due to the establishment of the U.S. Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) in 2006. MARSOC was formed from Force Recon's direct action platoons, and now are capable of performing many of the same mission sets for USSOCOM. This dual existence now allows the FORECON companies to focus on excelling in their primary intelligence-gathering mission, as well as the Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) side of the specialized raid mission. FORECON is responsible for operating independently behind enemy lines performing unconventional special operations, in support of conventional warfare. The unit's various methods of airborne, heliborne, submarine and waterborne insertions and extractions are similar to those of the Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces, 75th Ranger Regiment, or Air Force Combat Controllers, although Force Recon's missions and tasks do differ slightly with a focus on primarily supporting Marine expeditionary and amphibious operations.

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United States Navy SEALs

The United States Navy's Sea, Air and Land Teams, commonly abbreviated as the Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy's primary special operations force and a component of the Naval Special Warfare Command.

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University Press of Mississippi

The University Press of Mississippi, founded in 1970, is a publisher that is sponsored by the eight state universities in Mississippi.

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Vanessa Marcil

Vanessa Marcil (born Sally Vanessa Ortiz; October 15, 1968) is an American actress.

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Variety (magazine)

Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.

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VX (nerve agent)

VX is an extremely toxic synthetic chemical compound in the organophosphorus class, specifically, a thiophosphonate.

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Walt Disney Studios (division)

The Walt Disney Studios is an American film studio, one of the four major businesses of The Walt Disney Company and the main component of its Studio Entertainment segment.

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Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (originally established as Buena Vista Film Distribution Company, Inc., Buena Vista Distribution Company, Inc. and Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.) is an American film distributor owned by The Walt Disney Company.

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Weapon of mass destruction

A weapon of mass destruction (WMD) is a nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological or other weapon that can kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans or cause great damage to human-made structures (e.g., buildings), natural structures (e.g., mountains), or the biosphere.

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White House Chief of Staff

The White House Chief of Staff has traditionally been the highest-ranking non-elected employee of the White House.

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William Forsythe (actor)

William Forsythe (born June 7, 1955) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of various gangsters and tough guys in films such as Raising Arizona, Once Upon a Time in America, Stone Cold, Out For Justice, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Dick Tracy, The Rock, American Me and The Devil's Rejects.

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Writers Guild of America

The Writers Guild of America is the joint efforts of two different US labor unions representing TV and film writers.

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Xander Berkeley

Alexander Harper Berkeley (born December 16, 1955) is an American actor.

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2003 invasion of Iraq

The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War (also called Operation Iraqi Freedom).

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69th Academy Awards

The 69th Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) took place on March 24, 1997, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST.

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