Action movies are rarely any more fired up and loaded than this! Set against an incredibly breathtaking mountain backdrop, CLIFFHANGER pairs action hero Sylvester Stallone with Renny Harlin in a super-charged, heartracing, suspense-filled action thrill ride.
Stallone plays Gabe, a mountain rescue guide who is still recovering from the tragic loss of his girlfriend. A year later he is asked to go back to the same mountains to rescue a group of stranded climbers. Except they're not! They are highly dangerous criminals, lead by the evil Qualen, looking for three boxes containing a stolen $100,000,000. Made when action movies delivered bang for the buck and computer effects took a backseat, CLIFFHANGER features the costliest aerial stunt ever performed (Guinness Book of Records) - 15,000 feet up and no safety devices or trick photography.
Renny Harlin ("Die Hard 2", "The Long Kiss Goodnight") juxtaposes the brutal violence and grim struggle for survival against the cold and indifferent natural surroundings. Stallone delivers a top-notch performance, portraying a more vulnerable kind of action hero. CLIFFHANGER is a showcase of great scenes and stunts from start to finish.