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  • 15
  • Action, Adventure
  • 1993
  • 112 mins




Mountaineering action movie with Sylvester Stallone going up against terrorists led by a sneering John Lithgow


Big-budget nonsense that still manages to provide plenty of thrills thanks to its high-rise settings.

Stallone stars as the mountaineer whose career is effectively brought to an end after he is unable to stop a climber from tumbling to her death. However, he is forced to think again when there's the small matter of stopping terrorists to consider.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Michael Rooker, Caroline Goodall, Janine Turner, John Lithgow, Rex Linn, Sylvester Stallone
  • Director: Renny Harlin
  • Writer: Michael France, Sylvester Stallone
  • Producer: Renny Harlin, Alan Marshall
  • Photographer: Adam Dale, Alex Thomson
  • Composer: Trevor Jones

In a nutshell

Harlin, a seasoned action director, knows how to draw tension out of a situation, here creating a stunning opening sequence and lots of mountain top suspense, while Stallone does his likeable hunk act quite adequately.

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