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I'm not a soldier, Major. The day we took hostages, we became mercenaries. And mercenaries get paid. I want my F****** money!
~ Darrow, upon realizing he would not get paid

Captain Darrow is the secondary antagonist in the 1996 film The Rock. He is one of General Francis Hummel's henchmen and Captain Frye's main accomplice.

He was portrayed by Tony Todd, who also portrays Candyman in the trilogy of the same name, The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the voice of Zoom in The Flash TV series, Dreadwing in Transformers: Prime, Shadow in Shadow: Dead Riot, Grange in The Crow and Luther Thompson in the third season of the Scream TV series.


He and Captain Frye got their first mission under Hummel in Alcatraz when he took over the island and took hostages. Hummel even congratulated them, saying that they were the finest soldiers he had ever encountered, which caused the officers to thank the commander. One night, as security around the island was breached, Darrow, along with other marines, massacres an entire SEAL team sent to retake the island by luring them into the shower room, and firing from an elevated position. After the battle, Darrow suggested that Hummel execute a few hostages for the SEAL team's interference, but Hummel (who secretly had no intention of killing anybody and was appalled by the SEALs' deaths) coldly refused.

(It's possible that a deleted scene Involving him,Captain Frye 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.)

The very next morning, a VX missile fires, but Hummel, who cannot bring himself to kill innocent civilians, turns the missile off course to hit the ocean instead. Darrow, angered by this, brings his other marines to see his commander. Just as General Hummel calls their bluff, Darrow decides to launch the last VX rocket anyway and he kills the general with Captain Frye's help, although Darrow is injured. In the lower lighthouse, Darrow prepares to kill Goodspeed with a knife, but Goodspeed asks if Darrow likes Rocket Man, the Elton John song. Darrow says he hates the song ("I don't like soft-ass s***!"), but Stanley says he brought it up because the captain was indeed the Rocket Man. Goodspeed then fires the last missile, which has had its VX payload removed, sending Darrow out the window, and the captain is impaled by a post, stone dead.


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