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Cliffhanger (1993)

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A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gabe Walker
... Qualen
... Hal Tucker
... Jessie Deighan
... Richard Travers
... Kristel
... Kynette
... Delmar
... Ryan
... Heldon
... Sarah
... Evan
... Walter Wright
... Frank
Trey Brownell ... Brett
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Storyline

Whilst crossing a ledge, 4000 feet above the earth, Gabe's friend's equipment fails to work and she slips out of his hand, falling to the ground. Almost a year later, Gabe is asked to go back to the same mountain range and rescue a group of 'stranded' people. The only catch is that these so called 'stranded' people are in fact looking for three boxes filled with $100,000,000 and they need a mountain ranger to lead them to them!! Written by Michael Feller <Reb@magna.com.au>

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,458,022, 31 May 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$84,049,211

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,000,000
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2.35 : 1
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The movie is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most dangerous stunt ever performed. The scene in which Stallone leaps from one helicopter to the other in mid-air was done without the aid of any safety devices or trick photography. The insurance company underwriting the film refused to insure a stunt man for this, so Stallone offered to reduce his own fee for the movie by the amount that the stunt cost to produce in order that the film could be made, and performed the stunt himself. Because of the extremely dangerous nature of the stunt, it was only performed once. See more »

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(at around 44 mins) When Gabe opens the first suitcase and looks in it, wind blows the top bills away, revealing that the rest of the money is just blank sheets of paper. See more »

Quotes

Hal Tucker: You son of a bitch! You said you wouldn't kill him!
Eric Qualen: Sue me.
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Do You Need Some?
Written by Matt Mercado
Performed by Mind Bomb
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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Action Classic!

Sly's best out and out action film. It is a superbly enjoyable movie with some interesting characters, solid performances and Renny Harlins direction is stylishly assured. Stallone is rarely this interesting in his action films and he certainly looks the part in terms of the action scenes. This was one of the best action films of the year and one of the most thrilling and enjoyable of the 90's, a definite genre classic. As a Stallone fan this is one I look back on with fond memories. Plenty of superb action and Sly in prime action man form. Action lovers appreciate this film because it has all the hallmarks that make a good aciton film. The film looks great and there is great support from Janine Turner, Michael Rooker and John Lithgow. ****


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