Sylvester Stallone had a fear of heights when filming Cliffhanger.
“Cliffhanger” The 1993 action thriller Cliffhanger is getting a sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone returning. He played Gabe Walker, a mountain climber embroiled in a deadly heist in the Rocky Mountains. The original film was directed by Renny Harlin and starred Michael Rooker and John Lithgow. Variety reports that the sequel will be by Ric Roman Waugh, the filmmaker behind “Angel Has Fallen” and “Greenland,” is set to direct the action thriller,
The original film begins with a breathtaking opening scene.
It showed Gabe and his best friend Hal Tucker (Rooker) attempting to rescue a stranded climber amid a blizzard. The scene sets the tone for the rest of the film, showcasing the dangerous and unpredictable nature of the mountains. The plot follows Gabe as he is forced to confront his past when a group of thieves led by Eric Qualen (Lithgow) hijack a plane carrying millions of dollars in stolen money and crash it in the mountains. Gabe, haunted by the memory of a failed rescue attempt that resulted in the death of his girlfriend, is reluctant to get involved. However, when the thieves take Hal, hostage, Gabe must use his mountain climbing skills to navigate the treacherous terrain and take down the criminals.
Cliffhanger is known for its thrilling action sequences, stunning mountain scenery, and intense performances from Stallone and Lithgow. It was a commercial success, grossing over $255 million worldwide, and was nominated for three Academy Awards. It is a classic action film that has stood the test of time. Its gripping plot, stunning visuals, and memorable performances make it a must-see for fans of the genre. Stallone recently starred in Tulsa King and can be seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Expendables 4 this fall.
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