Cliffhanger

  • 15
  • Renny Harlin (1993)
  • US / Neth
  • 106 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

High adventure and vertigo blend with blood and bullets to make this tension-packed tall tale a spectacular avalanche of dizzying escapism. Sylvester Stallone plays the rock-climbing "Rocky" clone who loses his nerve during the opening peak rescue and must find it again when a gang of desperate criminals crash-lands on his mountain manor during a blizzard. Nail-biting stunts and photography that's close to the edge are the true stars of this Rockies-set Die Hard, directed with breathless energy by Renny Harlin.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Sylvester Stallone and John Lithgow. Former mountain-rescue climber Gabe Walker is persuaded to come out of retirement to help answer a distress call from a plane that has crash-landed. When he and fellow rescuer Hal Tucker reach the crash site, they discover the passengers are members of a criminal gang who want Walker and Tucker to help retrieve their stolen money.

Cast and crew

Cast

Gabe Walker
Sylvester Stallone
Qualen
John Lithgow
Hal Tucker
Michael Rooker
Jessie Deighan
Janine Turner
Travers
Rex Linn
Kristel
Caroline Goodall
Kynette
Leon
Delmar
Craig Fairbrass
Ryan
Gregory Scott Cummins
Heldon
Denis Forest
Sarah
Michelle Joyner
Evan
Max Perlich
Walter Wright
Paul Winfield
Frank
Ralph Waite
Brett
Trey Brownell

Crew

Director
Renny Harlin

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Guild Film Distribution Ltd
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama