Cliffhanger (1993) Full Movie

Cliffhanger
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Cliffhanger (1993) : A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who are looking for boxes full of money.

Title Cliffhanger (1993)
Release Date May 28, 1993
Genres , ,
Production Company RCS Video, Cliffhanger Productions, Pioneer, Canal+, Carolco Pictures, TriStar Pictures
Production Countries France, Italy, United States of America
Casts Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Rex Linn, Caroline Goodall, Leon, Craig Fairbrass, Gregory Scott Cummins, Denis Forest, Michelle Joyner
Plot Keywords mountain, rocky mountains, airplane, hijacking, suitcase, climbing, heist, money, snow, mountain climbing
Gabe Walker
Gabe Walker
Sylvester Stallone
Eric Qualen
Eric Qualen
John Lithgow
Hal Tucker
Hal Tucker
Michael Rooker
Jessie Deighan
Jessie Deighan
Janine Turner
Richard Travers
Richard Travers
Rex Linn
Kristel - Jet Pilot
Kristel - Jet Pilot
Caroline Goodall
Kynette
Kynette
Leon
Delmar
Delmar
Craig Fairbrass
Ryan
Ryan
Gregory Scott Cummins
Heldon
Heldon
Denis Forest
Sarah
Sarah
Michelle Joyner
Evan
Evan
Max Perlich
Frank
Frank
Ralph Waite
Walter Wright
Walter Wright
Paul Winfield
Brett
Brett
Trey Brownell
Marvin
Marvin
Jeff Blynn
Treasury Agent
Treasury Agent
Bruce McGill
Davis
Davis
Zach Grenier
Matheson
Matheson
Vyto Ruginis
Stuart
Stuart
Don S. Davis
Agent Hayes
Agent Hayes
Scott Hoxby
Agent Michaels
Agent Michaels
John Finn
Treasury Secretary
Treasury Secretary
Rosemary Dunsmore
Treasury Jet Pilot
Treasury Jet Pilot
Kim Robillard

Reviews

  • John Chard

    Superb actioner from Sly and the gang. Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone) is an expert climber, but after a tragic incident leaves a girl dead, he leaves the mountains to get his head together. After his self imposed break he returns in the hope of rekindling a relationship with Jessie (Janine Turner). Whilst at the rescue centre he is called to help a group who are stranded in the mountains, he agrees to help out this one last time, unaware that the group in the mountains are heavily armed murderous thieves and they need help of another kind... Directed by Renny Harlin, this is one of those films that shows that Stallone once had box office clout as big as his bodily frame. It's a delightful no brain action film that delivers royally to those with a bent for the action genre. What really lifts Clifhanger above average is the wonderful use of suspenseful situations. The film opens with a quite breath taking sequence and then kicks on to literally have us hanging on by our fingernails. The bad guys are deliciously over the top, none more so than the bullishly nasty John Lithgow as Eric Qualen, whilst Sly gets beefcake support from the ever reliable Michael Rooker. Cinematography by Alex Thomson is gorgeous as he brings to life the Cortina d'Ampezzo area of the Dolomites in Italy. Score is by Trevor Jones, who keeps it orchestral as he lifts from his own work for Last of the Mohicans, which in turn is mixed with what sounds like the lead theme of Alan Silvestri's work on Predator. Slam bang action, tense fraught moments, and a script written with knowing tongue in cheek persuasion, Cliffhanger literally does ROCK. 7.5/10