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Title:
Cliffhanger
Edition:
Special ed., widescreen version.
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c2000.
ISBN:
9780767844918
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD format.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R.
Series:
Collector's series
Language:
English
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.

Soundtrack in English (Dolby surround), with optional soundtracks in Spanish and Portuguese (5.1 Dolby digital); optional subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Cantonese.
General Note:
Based on a premise by John Long.

Originally released as motion picture in 1993.

Special features include: director Renny Harlin and Sylvester Stallone audio commentary; technical crew commentary; a personal introduction from Renny Harlin; making of featurette: Stallone on the edge; deleted scenes; special effects: how it was done; storyboard comparisons; photo galleries; theatrical trailers; talent files; production notes; animated menus; scene selections.
Abstract:
Rocky Mountain rescue workers discover a distress call to locate five climbers is really a trap set by a merciless international terrorist, and millions of dollars and their own lives hang in the balance.
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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. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi