Michael Bay‘s The Rock opened on 6.7.96. It was co-produced by Don Simpson (whom I used to speak to late at night while half-bombed on vodka and lemonade, and who died five months before it opened) and Jerry Bruckheimer. I’m a serious fan of some of the smart-ass action films produced or co-produced by Bruckheimer between ’94 and ’02 (Dangerous Minds, Crimson Tide, Con Air, Enemy of the State, Armageddon, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Black Hawk Down) but I’ve never been a huge Rock admirer. Yes, I’ll remember to my dying day Sean Connery‘s “your best?” line but that’s just one line, man…c’mon. All that aside, here’s a Rock tribute piece by Nick “Action Man” Clement.