Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • 15
  • Action, Adventure
  • 1993
  • 112 mins

Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger

Synopsis

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

About

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: Sylvester Stallone, Caroline Goodall, Rex Linn, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner
  • Director: Renny Harlin
  • Writer: Michael France, Sylvester Stallone
  • Producer: Alan Marshall, Renny Harlin
  • 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.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4 The Sitter

    The Sitter

    Jonah Hill stars as a slacker who's forced to fill in as a babysitter for a night, but the kids he's looking after prove more than he can handle when he takes them on a crime-filled trip through NYC

  • Film4 Amy

    Amy

    Senna director Asif Kapadia tells the story of Amy Winehouse in her own words with the use of unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks

  • Film4 Evil Dead

    Saturday Night Shocks on Film4

    Horror, mystery and suspense stake its claim on the weekend. A new season of Saturday Night Shocks comes to Film4.

  • Film4 Bridesmaids

    Comedy Season 2015 on Film4

    Eight nights of contemporary comedy hits, including first plays of Cuban Fury, American Reunion, The Sitter, and the network premiere of 21 & Over, on Film4

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Top pop moments from Cannes 2015

    Cannes is always a great place to see and hear brilliant pop music, often divorced from its usual context, and 2015 has been no different. Here's my personal playlist of top pop moments from the Compe

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Critics' Week: Day Seven - Krisha

    Catherine Bray adds to a growing chorus of acclaim for Trey Edward Shults' Krisha, a feature film backed on Kickstarter to the tune of  $14,260, which went on to win the Grand Jury Award at SXSW Some

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share