Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger

Director: Renny Harlin Cast: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/1996
UPC: 0043396522336
Original Release: 1993
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures

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 Actor
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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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome movie.
wendlz23 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.