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.

Directed by: Renny Harlin Annette Haywood-Carter Kate Dennis Philip C. Pfeiffer Terry Miller Luca Lachin Francesco Papa
Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller,
Production Company: RCS Video, Cliffhanger Productions, Pioneer, Canal+, Carolco Pictures, TriStar Pictures,

Cliffhanger - The height of adventure. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 28-05-1993
  • Runtime: 112 Minutes
  • Popularity: 15.50
  • Vote Count: 1,472
  • IMDB Rating: 6.4
  • Budget: USD 70,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 255,000,211
  • Region: France ( FR ), Italy ( IT ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Sylvester Stallone - Azwaad Movie Database Sylvester Stallone Gabe Walker
John Lithgow - Azwaad Movie Database John Lithgow Eric Qualen
Michael Rooker - Azwaad Movie Database Michael Rooker Hal Tucker
Janine Turner - Azwaad Movie Database Janine Turner Jessie Deighan
Rex Linn - Azwaad Movie Database Rex Linn Richard Travers
Caroline Goodall - Azwaad Movie Database Caroline Goodall Kristel - Jet Pilot
Leon - Azwaad Movie Database Leon Kynette
Craig Fairbrass - Azwaad Movie Database Craig Fairbrass Delmar
Gregory Scott Cummins - Azwaad Movie Database Gregory Scott Cummins Ryan
Denis Forest - Azwaad Movie Database Denis Forest Heldon
Photo Name Department
John Vallone-Art John Vallone Art (Production Design)
Mario Kassar-Production Mario Kassar Production (Executive Producer)
Mario Kassar-Crew Mario Kassar Crew (Presenter)
Jeff Dawn-Costume & Make-Up Jeff Dawn Costume & Make-Up (Makeup Department Head)
Ellen Mirojnick-Costume & Make-Up Ellen Mirojnick Costume & Make-Up (Costume Design)
Alan Marshall-Production Alan Marshall Production (Producer)
Frank J. Urioste-Editing Frank J. Urioste Editing (Editor)
Aurelio Crugnola-Art Aurelio Crugnola Art (Art Direction)
Marco Trentini-Art Marco Trentini Art (Assistant Art Director)
Mindy Marin-Production Mindy Marin Production (Casting)

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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

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