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Writers (WGA):
John Long (premise)
Michael France (screen story)
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Release Date:
28 May 1993 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Hang on! See more »
Plot:
A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 7 nominations See more »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sylvester Stallone ... Gabe Walker

John Lithgow ... Qualen

Michael Rooker ... Hal Tucker

Janine Turner ... Jessie Deighan

Rex Linn ... Richard Travers

Caroline Goodall ... Kristel

Leon ... Kynette

Craig Fairbrass ... Delmar

Gregory Scott Cummins ... Ryan

Denis Forest ... Heldon

Michelle Joyner ... Sarah

Max Perlich ... Evan

Paul Winfield ... Walter Wright

Ralph Waite ... Frank
Trey Brownell ... Brett

Zach Grenier ... Davis

Vyto Ruginis ... Matheson

Don S. Davis ... Stuart (as Don Davis)

Scott Hoxby ... Agent Hayes

John Finn ... Agent Michaels

Bruce McGill ... Treasury Agent

Rosemary Dunsmore ... Treasury Secretary

Kim Robillard ... Treasury Jet Pilot

Jeff McCarthy ... Pilot
Mike Weis ... Mike - Co-Pilot
Duncan Prentice ... Treasury Helicopter Pilot
Kevin Donald ... Ray
Jeff Blynn ... Marvin
Thor ... Thor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Billy D. Lucas ... Agent FBI at the Plane (uncredited)

Directed by
Renny Harlin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Long (premise)

Michael France (screen story)

Michael France (screenplay) and
Sylvester Stallone (screenplay)

Produced by
Jim Davidson .... associate producer
Renny Harlin .... producer
Gene Patrick Hines .... co-producer
Mario Kassar .... executive producer
Alan Marshall .... producer
Tony Munafo .... associate producer
David Rotman .... co-producer
Lynwood Spinks .... co-executive producer
James R. Zatolokin .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Trevor Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Alex Thomson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank J. Urioste 
 
Casting by
Mindy Marin 
 
Production Design by
John Vallone 
 
Art Direction by
Maria-Teresa Barbasso 
Aurelio Crugnola 
Christiaan Wagener 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Gould  (as Bob Gould)
Cynthia Sleiter 
 
Costume Design by
Ellen Mirojnick 
 
Makeup Department
Jeff Dawn .... makeup department head
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist
Eileen Kastner-Delago .... assistant makeup artist
Gary Liddiard .... makeup artist: Mr. Stallone
Tania McComas .... makeup department head: second unit
Aldo Signoretti .... hair stylist: Mr. Stallone
Peter Tothpal .... key hair stylist
Reka Wessely Tihanyi .... hair stylist
Dan Platt .... sculptor (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Doug Burdinski .... unit production manager
Laura Fattori .... production manager
Roberto Malerba .... unit manager
Joel Marx .... production supervisor
Michael Sweeney .... post-production manager
Ron Lynch .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albert Cho .... second assistant director: second unit
Steve Danton .... first assistant director: second unit
Luca Lachin .... second assistant director
Terry Miller .... first assistant director
Francesco Papa .... third assistant director
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... second unit director (as Philip Pfeiffer)
Michael Viglietta .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Giovanni Bianchini .... assistant props
Robert Bleckman .... assistant property master
Scott Bobbitt .... leadperson
Giulia Chiara Crugnola .... set designer
Roberto Fucci .... art department
Audrey A. Johnson .... assistant property master
Kent H. Johnson .... property master (as Kent Johnson)
Jeffrey Kalmus .... model maker
John Mann .... storyboard artist
Mauro Masotti .... props
Massimiliano Paonessa .... assistant props
Peter Mitchell Rubin .... storyboard artist
Marco Trentini .... assistant art director
Maurizio Bizzarri .... assistant production designer (uncredited)
Renato Casaro .... poster designer (uncredited)
John Ferrari .... modelmaker (uncredited)
Steven Hintz .... propmaker (uncredited)
Joseph Perugini .... plasterer foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Todd Bassman .... boom operator
Gregg Baxter .... sound designer
Gregg Baxter .... sound supervisor
Bob Beemer .... re-recording mixer
Dicken Berglund .... foley mixer
Tim Cooney .... production sound mixer
Dino Dimuro .... foley editor
Richard Dwan Jr. .... adr editor
Richard Dwan Jr. .... dialogue editor
Scott Martin Gershin .... supervising sound designer (as Scott Gershin)
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley artist
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary 'Wrecker' Hecker)
Chris Hogan .... sound effects editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Constance A. Kazmer .... adr editor
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor
Lorenzo Majoni .... sound assistant
Dave McMoyler .... sound editor
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Glenn T. Morgan .... sound effects editor (as Glenn Morgan)
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Jay B. Richardson .... sound effects editor
Frank Smathers .... sound editor
Frank Smathers .... sound effects editor
Wylie Stateman .... sound designer
Wylie Stateman .... sound supervisor
Bill Voigtlander .... adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Acon .... special effects
Renato Agostini .... special effects
Albert Bartoli .... special effects
Perry Beckham .... aerial rigger (as Perry Beckman)
Marco Bianco .... aerial rigger
Claude Bouchard .... aerial rigger
Stewart Bradley .... aerial rigger
Massimo Cardajoli .... special effects
Mario Cassar .... special effects technician
Casey Cavanaugh .... special effects
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects coordinator (as Larry Cavanaugh)
Neil Corbould .... special effects (as Neil Corbuld)
Giovanni Corridori .... special effects coordinator
Massimo Cristofanelli .... special effects
Corbin Fox .... aerial rigger
Gianni Indovino .... special effects (as Giovanni Indovino)
Matt Kutcher .... special effects
Dean Lockwood .... aerial rigging coordinator
John McLeod .... second unit special effects coordinator
Thaine Morris .... effects technician
Duilio Olmi .... special effects
Giorgio Pompei .... aerial rigger
Claudio Quaglietti .... special effects
John Richardson .... special effects coordinator
Marcus Richardson .... special effects technician
Claudio Savassi .... special effects
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... special effects supervisor
Joel Whist .... aerial rigger
Dick Wood .... special effects (as Richard Woods)
Giorgio Zangiacomo .... second unit special effects climber
Nick Finlayson .... uncredited
Tad Krzanowski .... model effects: WKR Productions (uncredited)
Sam Longoria .... pyro study high-speed cinematography (uncredited)
Kevin McTurk .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Joe Alter .... digital effects artist
James G. Anka .... model maker
Wayne Baker .... camera technician: Italy Plate Crew
Suzanne Berger .... additional visual effects
Brent Boates .... visual effects art director
John Bruno .... visual effects supervisor
Richard J. Cook .... tape operator: VisonArt
Michael Cooper .... optical supervisor
Philip Crescenzo .... visual effects: technical supervisor
Crystal Dowd .... visual effects coordinator
Miller Drake .... visual effects editor
Pamela Easley .... visual effects producer
David Emerson .... optical supervisor
Lisa Foster .... digital artist
Paul Gentry .... director of photography: miniatures
Rocco Gioffre .... matte artist
Kevin David Harris .... vfx pa
Michael Joyce .... model shop supervisor
Rachel Kelley .... model painter
Steven Kosakura .... location motion control camera operator
Neil Krepela .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Kuran .... additional visual and digital effects
Donna Langston .... visual effects line producer
Paul Lewis .... digital effects artist
Kenneth Littleton .... digital effects
Lawrence Littleton .... digital effects
Tom Martinek .... digital I/O supervisor: PDI
Pat McClung .... helicopter models
Barb Meier .... visual effects animator
Douglas Miller .... model maker
Michele Moen .... matte department supervisor (as Michelle Moen)
Raj Naiksatam .... digital artist
Jeff Platt .... electronics
Derek N. Prusak .... visual effects assistant cameraman
Jay Riddle .... visual effects supervisor
David Rosenthal .... digital camera operator
Jim Rygiel .... digital effects supervisor
Clark Schaffer .... model maker
Monty Shook .... lead propmaker
Ellen Somers .... visual effects production supervisor
Stephen Stanton .... computer graphics coordinator
Annick Therrien .... rotoscoping
Michele C. Vallillo .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
Jon Warren .... model maker
Earl Wiggins .... aerial rigging coordinator
Shawn Burns .... Assistant to VFX Supervisors: Boss Film Studios (uncredited)
Adam Howard .... digital effects compositor (uncredited)
Kevin Rafferty .... animator: PDI (uncredited)
Doyle Smith .... wire removal (uncredited)
Pam Vick .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dickey Beer .... stunt rigger: aerial unit (as Dickie Beer)
Simon Crane .... aerial stunt coordinator
Simon Crane .... stunt performer: air-to-air transfer
Mark De Alessandro .... stunt coordinator: splinter unit
Mark De Alessandro .... stunt double: Mr. Stallone
Debbie Evans .... stunt player
Norman Kent .... stunt player
Joel Kramer .... stunt coordinator
Lane Leavitt .... stunt player
Lane Leavitt .... stunt rigging coordinator
Billy D. Lucas .... stunt player (as Billy Lucas)
Lisa McCullough .... stunt player
Jeff O'Haco .... stunt double: Mr. Stallone
Georgia Phipps .... stunt player
J. Suzanne Rampe .... stunt player (as J. Susan Rampe)
Scott Rogers .... stunt player
Oswald Santin .... stunts
Kevin Swigert .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Kevin Swigert .... stunt player
David Walling .... stunt player
William Washington .... stunt player (as Billy Washington)
David Breashears .... stunts (uncredited)
Wolfgang Güllich .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Armstrong .... first assistant camera
Wayne Baker .... underwater photographer
Eraldo Barbona .... additional grip
Robert Binnall .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Elio Bosi .... grip
Francesco Brescini .... electrician
Richard Brooks Burton .... aerial first assistant camera
Daniele Cafolla .... electrician
Massimo Cecchini .... electrician
Andrea Chiozzotto .... additional electrician
Aldo Colanzi .... key grip
Andrew Cooper .... still photographer
Tony Cridlin .... key dolly grip
Adam Dale .... aerial director of photography
Umberto Dessena .... grip
Paolo Di Stefano .... electrician
Kevin Fraser .... best boy grip
Paolo Frasson .... grip
Claudio Frollano .... electrician
Fabio Fumelli .... grip
Steve Harvey .... best boy
Ronald Hersey .... camera operator
Michael Kelem .... aerial camera operator
Paul Legall .... crane technician
John Marzano .... second assistant camera: aerial unit
Nic Milner .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mark Milsome .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Randy Paik .... assistant camera
Randy Paik .... first assistant camera: second unit, Italy
Nicola Pecorini .... camera operator: "a" camera/steadicam operator
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... director of photography: second unit
Timothy Prince .... video engineer
Marco Santarelli .... best boy
Paul Sibley .... rigger
Jonathan Taylor .... first assistant camera
Alex Thomson .... camera operator
Chyna Thomson .... assistant camera
Chyna Thomson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paolo Tiberti .... grip
Pietro Tiberti .... grip
David Worley .... camera operator
Francesco Zaccaria .... electrician
David Breashears .... camera operator (uncredited)
Stephen V. Isbell .... second unit: best boy grip (uncredited)
Carlo Milani .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Ira Shain .... computer animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Augusto Grassi .... costumer
Giampaolo Grassi .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Giorgio De Vincenzo .... assistant editor
Noori Dehnahi .... post-production coordinator
Mark Eggenweiler .... assistant editor
George Foldi .... projectionist
Douglas Kunin .... apprentice editor
Edward Malone .... assistant editor
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Sati Tooray .... colorist
 
Location Management
Enrico Ballarin .... location manager
Claudio Carrer .... location manager: second unit
Fabiomassimo Dell'Orco .... location manager
Emanuele Lomiry .... location manager
Giovanni Lovatelli .... location manager
Joel Marx .... location manager
Vito Colazzo .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Geoff Alexander .... orchestrator
Lawrence Ashmore .... orchestrator
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Guy Dagul .... orchestrator
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Trevor Jones .... orchestrator
Roger King .... music mixer
Roger King .... score programmer
John Richards .... music engineer: orchestra
David Snell .... conductor
Kirsty Whalley .... score programmer
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Enrico Pini .... transportation manager
Franco Siorpaes .... driver: snowcat
 
Other crew
Robin Allen-Paris .... assistant to aerial coordinator
Sandro Alverá .... climber
Damian Anderson .... production assistant
Michael Barnes .... legal attorney
Paolo Bellodis .... climber
Allen Blaisdell .... front projection supervisor
Barry Blanchard .... climber
Peter Boor .... pilot
Curtis Briggs .... technical consultant
Robert Bucker .... pilot
Marcello Caminetti .... climber
John Carpnter .... safety engineer
Dominico Castone .... pilot
Tom Clode .... safety engineer
Gary Compton .... security coordinator: Mr. Stallone
Tom Danaher .... assistant aerial coordinator: aerial unit
Tom Danaher .... pilot
Luca Dapoz .... climber
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Cristiano DeLisi .... climber
Kate Dennis .... script supervisor: second unit
Mario Di Bona .... climber
Hanspeter Eisendle .... climber
Kevin Eldridge .... pilot
Maria Fiorito .... accountant
Bob Foster .... pilot
Mark Foster .... aerial unit
Bob Gaines .... safety officer: mountain climbing unit
Maurizio Gallo .... climber
Judith Goodman .... production coordinator
Wolfgang Güllich .... climbing double: Mr. Stallone
Annette Haywood-Carter .... script supervisor
Mark Hewitt .... sky diver
Mario Kassar .... presenter
Armine Katchikan .... wolf trainer (as Armen Kachikian)
Ron Kauk .... climbing double
Robert Kellie .... pilot
Norman Kent .... sky diver
Steven Kosakura .... equipment engineer
Ron Kunecke .... night lights operator
Clay Lacy .... pilot
Enrico Majoni .... climber
Luca Majoni .... climber
Guy Manos .... sky diver
John Marzano .... pilot
Ferruccio Svaluto Moreolo .... climber
Stephen North .... chief safety engineer: aerial unit
David Paris .... aerial coordinator: aerial unit
David Paris .... pilot
Milena Bono Parodi .... production secretary
Scott Patterson .... pilot
Walt Pine .... pilot
Duncan Prentice .... pilot
Luigi Riitano .... production accountant
Jimmy Rogers .... pilot
Cristina Romagnoli .... production assistant (as Christina Romagnoli)
Suzanne Rust .... production assistant
Bernie Schweider .... pilot
Peter J. Silbermann .... unit publicist
Enzo Sisti .... production accountant
David Spencer .... safety parachutist
Julian Spencer .... safety parachutist
Art Stifel .... pilot
Sue Walker .... operations manager: Flying Pictures Ltd.
Michael Weis .... climbing coordinator
Mike Weis .... climbing coordinator
Kevin Whalin .... pilot
Marc Wolff .... aerial unit coordinator
Marc Wolff .... pilot
Carla Zacchia .... production accountant assistant
Cecilia Alvarenga .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Joan Cunningham .... production liaison: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Terry Hayes .... script revisions (uncredited)
Enzo Sisti .... fiscal representative: Italy (uncredited)
Marc Wolff .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
112 min | 124 min (workprint version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby Digital (35 mm prints) (Europe) | Dolby SR (35 mm prints) (USA)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:18A | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-18 (original rating) | Finland:K-16 (re-rating) | France:Tous publics | Germany:18 (original rating) | Germany:16 (uncut) (re-rating) (2013) | Germany:16 (cut) (video release) (1994) | Greece:K-17 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 (cut theatrical version) | Norway:18 (uncut) | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/12 | Russia:16+ (video rating) | Singapore:PG (cut) | Singapore:NC-16 (re-rating) | South Korea:12 | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #31997)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Set in Colorado, but filmed in the Cortina d'Ampezzo-Dolomites mountains, because of their spectacular similarities to the Colorado Rockies. The production paid eighty million Lire to enter all mountain areas.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: (at around 1h 30 mins) Gabe jumps a lot more than 10 meters with full climbing gear. Superhuman.See more »
Quotes:
Eric Qualen:[watching Kristel assemble the bomb] You'll make a good wife for someone one day.
Kristel:You should see me bake a cake.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Do You Need Some?See more »

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