Captain Frye
Captain Frye


Gregory Sporleder




Captain Frye


The Rock


A rogue U.S. soldier who was formally subordinated under Francis X Hummel


High Intelligence
Master of Deception and Marksmanship
Vast Combatant and Intimidation


Deceiving his commander and killing anyone either for pleasure or deeming them as a threat to his personal agenda


To kill Francis X Hummel and Major Tom Baxter in order to complete the plot in claiming $100 million dollars under the threat of destroying San Francisco himself
To kill Stanley Goodspeed and John Mason in order to prevent them from obstructing his purpose to launch the VX onto San Francisco


Attempted genocide


Traitorous Greedy Mercenary

I'm gonna choke my million bucks outta you! You're gonna die!
~ Frye's last words to Stanley Goodspeed.

Captain Frye is a fictional character and the true main antagonist of the 1996 action film, The Rock.


Frye first appeared when he and his consociate, Captain Darrow, greeted their commanding officer - General Hummel - at the Alcatraz as part of his team's "mission" to conquer the entire island so they can force the US government to give them $100 million in cash; otherwise the team would launch VX gas rockets to San Francisco, thus destroying the city and it's whole populace altogether.

During this time, Frye and Darrow's sociopathic tendencies are notified when they cause a gunfight between Hummel's unit and a SEAL team in a successful bid to eliminate the latter - despite Hummel's request for his men to cease fire. When the deadline arrives and the money is not delivered, Frye grows impatient and manages to convince Hummel to launch a rocket at the city. While leaving Darrow to aid Hummel and his longtime friend Major Baxter in delivering a final ultimatum to the US government, Frye authorizes his fellow soldier - Sergeant Crisp - to make preparations for the launch.

Frye is later surprised when the VX missiles unexpectedly flies off course. Deducing that Hummel changed the coordinates, Frye confronts him and becomes outraged to learn that the mission was a hoax - as Hummel had no intention of destroying San Francisco or killing it's populace - and thus no ransom will be paid. In the ensuing argument between them, Frye reveals his nature to Hummel by pointing out that he and Darrow aren't "bluffing" about proceeding with the launch. The increasingly tense situation erupts into a gunfight, in which Frye and Darrow kill Hummel before being forced to retreat when Stanley Goodspeed and John Mason intervene in the latter's defence. While Frye attempts to prepare the launch, Darrow gets killed by Stanley - who eventually confronts Frye. A confrontation ensures between the two in which Frye gets the upper hand, but then Stanley manages to force a VX gas into Frye's mouth and makes him bite down with an uppercut punch - subduing him to it's effects that causes Frye to endure a slow and painful death, thus avenging the deaths of Hummel alongside both Baxter and Crisp themselves.


  • It's possible that a deleted scene Involving him, Darrow and Sergeant Crisp might have revealed a plan to kill Hummel as soon as the cash arrived but that's probably not what the films director Michael Bay wanted.
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