Cliffhanger

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In Cliffhanger, Sylvester Stallone plays Gabe Walker, a member of a mountain-climbing rescue team. Gabe is haunted by an incident from his past when he couldn't save the girlfriend of his best friend, Hal Tucker (Michael Rooker), from falling to her death. As the story begins, Gabe has left mountain-climbing rescue work and has set up business in Denver. He returns to the mountain rescue office to persuade his lover, Jessie (Janine Turner), to quit and come back to Denver with him. While he is begging Jessie to ...
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In Cliffhanger, Sylvester Stallone plays Gabe Walker, a member of a mountain-climbing rescue team. Gabe is haunted by an incident from his past when he couldn't save the girlfriend of his best friend, Hal Tucker (Michael Rooker), from falling to her death. As the story begins, Gabe has left mountain-climbing rescue work and has set up business in Denver. He returns to the mountain rescue office to persuade his lover, Jessie (Janine Turner), to quit and come back to Denver with him. While he is begging Jessie to head out to Denver, things are happening in the skies overhead. A gang of professional crooks headed by psychotic Eric Qualen (John Lithgow) has hijacked a U.S. Treasury plane carrying millions of dollars. But the plane crashes, and the bad guys find themselves stranded on top of a mountain with the money (put into three cases) scattered around the wreckage and with no way to get down off the pinnacle to retrieve the cases. They put in a phony distress call that is received by the mountain rescue team. Gabe agrees to take part in one last rescue attempt, and they head up to help rescue the thieves. But Qualen has plans for the rescuers -- to force them to climb through the dangerous snow-covered peaks to find the three suitcases of cash.
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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
One film that really lives up to its title, Cliffhanger generates more high-octane action and nail-biting suspense than most adventure movies. It represents a welcome change of venue for megastar Sylvester Stallone, generally seen plying his trade in urban locations. Here he plays a rugged mountain man whose flagging self-confidence is tested when criminals invade his snow-covered domain. John Lithgow portrays the ruthless leader of a gang responsible for the theft of $100 million, which has been accidentally lost in the Rockies. Stallone, forced to help Lithgow locate the swag, attempts to outsmart the crooks before the loot can be recovered. Director Renny Harlin Deep Blue Sea, shooting in Italy's picturesque Dolemite mountains standing in for the Rockies, skillfully deploys his cameras to capture a succession of dizzying action sequences replete with heart-stopping stunts. Not overburdened with plot, Cliffhanger succeeds admirably in its primary purpose: keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/26/1997
  • UPC: 043396522398
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvester Stallone Gabe Walker
John Lithgow Eric Qualen
Michael Rooker Hal Tucker
Janine Turner Jessie Deighan
Rex Linn Travers
Paul Winfield Walter Wright
Ralph Waite Frank
Caroline Goodall Kristel
Leon Kynette
Craig Fairbrass Delmar
Denis Forest Heldon
Michelle Joyner Sarah
Max Perlich Evan
Mindy Marin
Gregory Scott Cummins Ryan
Zach Grenier Davis
Vyto Ruginis Matheson
Don S. Davis Stuart
Scott Hoxby Agent Hayes
John Finn Agent Michaels
Bruce McGill Treasury Agent
Rosemary Dunsmore Treasury Secretary
Kim Robillard Treasury Jet Pilot
Jeff McCarthy Pilot
Technical Credits
Renny Harlin Director, Producer
John Bruno Special Effects
Tim Cooney Musical Direction/Supervision
Simon Crane Stunts
Aurelio Crugnola Art Director
Jim Davidson Associate Producer
Jeff Dawn Makeup
Michael France Original Story, Screenwriter
Gene Hines Co-producer, Screenwriter
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Neil Krepela Special Effects
Mindy Marin Casting
Alan Marshall Producer
Terry Miller Asst. Director
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Tony Munafo Associate Producer
John Richardson Special Effects
David Rotman Co-producer
Lynwood Spinks Producer
Sylvester Stallone Screenwriter
Alex Thomson Cinematographer
Frank J. Urioste Editor
John Vallone Production Designer
Christian Wagener Art Director
James R. Zatolokin Co-producer
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Scene Index

Chapter Selections
0. Chapter Selections
1. Introduction. [:13]
2. Start. [6:06]
3. The best ride in the park. [1:58]
4. Don't look down, Sarah. [3:45]
5. U.S. Treasury Department, Denver, Colorodo. [1:34]
6. Gobe is back. [1:45]
7. New horse, old baggage. [3:43]
8. Along for the ride and moving up in the world. [:53]
9. Another masterpiece. [:51]
10. Travers makes his move. [1:33]
11. "Rise and shine, gentlemen. Let's make history." [2:07]
12. "Stick to the plan, you're rich." [3:01]
13. $100 Million Crash Landing. [2:20]
14. Rock 'n' roll rescue. [1:47]
15. "We need insulin." [:55]
16. "Stuck on that ledge for the rest of your life." [2:01]
17. Qualen's FBI dossier. [1:27]
18. Friendship on the edge. [2:07]
19. "Useless items are usally discounted.|00:02:23|}|}|
20. Gabe on a leash. [3:50]
21. "The most expensive funeral in history." [2:24]
22. Fake call, next case. [1:12]
23. "Only twelve guys in the world." [1:12]
24. Jessie to the rescue. [:45]
25. Old Douglas Mine. [1:14]
26. Frosty the cash-man. [2:41]
27. Night vision and a flair for skiing. [3:12]
28. Tent city. [1:34]
29. "Killa milion and you're a conqueror." [3:42]
30. Through the crack and no crossing back. [2:04]
31. Bats. [1:17]
32. Frank keeps the dogs at bay. [1:47]
33. An opening for Gabe. [3:11]
34. Time to kill a mountain man. [2:36]
35. Kynette gets the point. [:59]
36. Wired for landslide. [1:59]
37. 60-year Old Rope And 54 Seconds To Fall. [2:12]
38. Frank to the rescue. [2:43]
39. Pilots and partners. [2:59]
40. Feds on the way and a rabbit in the hole. [1:50]
41. Dirty soccer. [3:20]
42. The rabbit lives and the lines are open. [2:55]
43. Gabe leaps for his life. [:59]
44. A passenger you might be interested in. [:38]
45. Ice fishing and a swim to Arizona. [1:37]
46. Can the little angel fly?. [1:58]
47. A ladder to live by. [4:22]
48. Qualen and Walker. [1:07]
49. "Keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle...." [:29]
50. "I'm outta here!." [1:08]
51. Closing credits. [8:00]
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Menu

Side A -- WIDESCREEN
   Menu Group #1 with 51 chapter(s) covering 01:52:47
Spoken Languages
Subtitles
Side B --STANDARD
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Awesome movie.

    Awesome movie.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    sly

    slyvester stalone plays a great protagonist. THe movie was great, good scenery and drama. All the charactors do a good job. It makes you want to go out and climb a mountain and the drama keeps you on the edge of your seat. Good add for your collection of sly movies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of Stallone's best

    I remember seeing the trailer for this movie before it came out and made sure I went to see it when it came out! Stallone has always been a favorite of mine and I don't care what people say or think about him. This film was clearly one of his best roles and it will forever remain in my library. The DVD has some cool features including a commentary by Stallone who wrote the screenplay. In his own words it is a balls to the wall action flick.

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