History Film / Cliffhanger

22nd Sep '16 8:27:43 PM Mdumas43073
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22nd Sep '16 8:27:28 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"[[{{Tagline}} Hang on.]]"''

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22nd Sep '16 8:26:54 PM Mdumas43073
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22nd Sep '16 8:25:19 PM Mdumas43073
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->''[[{{Tagline}} Hang on.]]''

Gabe Walker (Creator/SylvesterStallone) was just your friendly everyday mountain rescue worker, happily flying to the rescue in the Rockies with his helicopter-pilot girlfriend Jessie Deighan (Janine Turner, from ''Series/NorthernExposure''), until his best friend Hal Tucker (Creator/MichaelRooker) [[WhatAnIdiot took his completely untrained girlfriend]] to climb to the summit of a cliff. Of course, this led to her horrifying death hundreds of feet below when the rescue equipment failed to function properly.[[note]] The end credits are careful to point out that the design of her harness was specifically altered for the film.[[/note]] In spite of Gabe's valiant efforts, Tucker [[JerkassWoobie blamed him for the tragedy]]. Gabe, being the good-hearted musclehead that he is, [[ItsAllMyFault took the blame to heart]] and left the mountains in guilt and grief.

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A 1993 action-adventure film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Creator/SylvesterStallone.

Gabe Walker (Creator/SylvesterStallone) (Stallone) was just your friendly everyday mountain rescue worker, happily flying to the rescue in the Rockies with his helicopter-pilot girlfriend Jessie Deighan (Janine Turner, from ''Series/NorthernExposure''), until his best friend Hal Tucker (Creator/MichaelRooker) [[WhatAnIdiot took his completely untrained girlfriend]] to climb to the summit of a cliff. Of course, this led to her horrifying death hundreds of feet below when the rescue equipment failed to function properly.[[note]] The end credits are careful to point out that the design of her harness was specifically altered for the film.[[/note]] In spite of Gabe's valiant efforts, Tucker [[JerkassWoobie blamed him for the tragedy]]. Gabe, being the good-hearted musclehead that he is, [[ItsAllMyFault took the blame to heart]] and left the mountains in guilt and grief.
21st Aug '16 12:21:38 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ProductPlacement: An example that backfired epically: the carabiner that fails on the opening sequence was one designed by [[http://blackdiamondequipment.com/ Black Diamond Equipment]], and the camera lingers a long time on the brand as the failure occurs and Sarah dangles helplessly over a cliff. The company was so irate about the potential public fear to purchase from the brand in light of such an epic (staged) FailsafeFailure that they sued Carolco ''and won'', and a disclaimer was added to the movie's credits which says that the equipment on that sequence was especially modified so it would fail.
2nd Aug '16 2:28:44 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* ShooOutTheClowns: Or more like Shoot Down the Clowns, as ThoseTwoGuys Brett and Evan acts as the sole PluckyComicRelief duo of this picture, yet they are gunned down by one KnightOfCerebus ScaryBlackMan Kynette for being [[HeKnowsTooMuch witnesses]] with Brett killed and Evan seriously injured.
3rd Jul '16 9:30:45 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: At the climax, effete villain John Lithgow (!) proves to be a match for musclebound Sly Stallone.



* BigBad: Quelen.

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* BigBad: Quelen.Qualen.


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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece


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* DamselInDistress: Jessie Deighan turns into one. She's a helicopter pilot. She does mountain rescues. Then she gets scared by bats in a cave, and cringes in a corner while the he-men fight.


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* DramaticGunCock: The clack-clack seems to happen every time the villains brandish their assault weapons at Gabe and company.


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* EveryHelicopterIsAHuey


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* FailsafeFailure: To horrifying effect in the opening.


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* PowerfulPick


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21st May '16 3:05:17 AM erforce
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* DieHardOnAnX: ''Film/DieHard'' on a mountain. Unsurprisingly, the director Renny Harlin directed ''[[Film/DieHard Die Hard 2]]'' as well.

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* DieHardOnAnX: ''Film/DieHard'' on a mountain. Unsurprisingly, the director Renny Harlin Creator/RennyHarlin directed ''[[Film/DieHard Die Hard 2]]'' ''Film/DieHard2'' as well.



* FlagDrop: When the surviving thrill-seeker parachutes off the cliff to escape Qualen's mooks, his 'chute resembles the flag of UsefulNotes/{{Finland}}. Director Renny Harlin is Finnish, you see.

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* FlagDrop: When the surviving thrill-seeker parachutes off the cliff to escape Qualen's mooks, his 'chute resembles the flag of UsefulNotes/{{Finland}}. Director Renny Harlin Creator/RennyHarlin is Finnish, you see.
14th Mar '16 6:49:00 PM neander7hal
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Gabe Walker (Creator/SylvesterStallone) was just your friendly everyday mountain rescue worker, happily flying to the rescue in the Rockies with his helicopter-pilot girlfriend Jessie Deighan (Janine Turner, from ''Series/NorthernExposure''), until his best friend Hal Tucker (Creator/MichaelRooker) [[WhatAnIdiot took his completely untrained girlfriend]] to climb to the summit of a cliff. Of course, this lead to her horrifying death hundreds of feet below when the rescue equipment failed to function properly.[[note]] The end credits are careful to point out that the design of her harness was specifically altered for the film.[[/note]] In spite of Gabe's valiant efforts, Tucker [[JerkassWoobie blamed him for the tragedy]]. Gabe, being the good-hearted musclehead that he is, [[ItsAllMyFault took the blame to heart]] and left the mountains in guilt and grief.

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Gabe Walker (Creator/SylvesterStallone) was just your friendly everyday mountain rescue worker, happily flying to the rescue in the Rockies with his helicopter-pilot girlfriend Jessie Deighan (Janine Turner, from ''Series/NorthernExposure''), until his best friend Hal Tucker (Creator/MichaelRooker) [[WhatAnIdiot took his completely untrained girlfriend]] to climb to the summit of a cliff. Of course, this lead led to her horrifying death hundreds of feet below when the rescue equipment failed to function properly.[[note]] The end credits are careful to point out that the design of her harness was specifically altered for the film.[[/note]] In spite of Gabe's valiant efforts, Tucker [[JerkassWoobie blamed him for the tragedy]]. Gabe, being the good-hearted musclehead that he is, [[ItsAllMyFault took the blame to heart]] and left the mountains in guilt and grief.
2nd Feb '16 1:18:42 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* HateSink: The terrorists' somewhat unlikable [[MoralEventHorizon actions]] and [[{{Jerkass}} attitudes]] tends fall into this.

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* HateSink: The terrorists' somewhat UpToEleven-wise unlikable [[MoralEventHorizon actions]] and [[{{Jerkass}} attitudes]] tends fall into this.
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