History Film / Cliffhanger

16th Jul '17 6:42:21 PM DarkLordJadow
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* NeverMyFault: Oh sure, Hal, it was Gabe's fault you brought your girlfriend, who had no experience in climbing whatsoever, on a climbing trip. Or never bothered to check her harness, and assured her it was safe to go across a cliff. Oh, but I'm sure you could've saved her when the harness failed when she was halfway across with little to no chance of reaching her or being able to pull her up. But hey, Gabe at least bothering to try was certainly something to blame him for. Yeah, [[SarcasmMode great reasoning there, Hal]].

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* NeverMyFault: Oh sure, Hal, it was Gabe's fault you Tucker brought your girlfriend, his girlfriend- who had no has absolutely zero experience in climbing whatsoever, climbing- on a climbing trip. Or never bothered trip to check one of the most insanely difficult and tough-to-reach locations in the canyon. He also has a recurring knee injury which strands them both on one of the most dangerous cliffs possible. He also gives her harness, and assured her it was safe to go across a cliff. Oh, but I'm sure you could've saved her when the harness failed when she was defective equipment that fails halfway across with little to no chance through their rescue. She's left dangling exactly halfway between cliffs, where nobody except Gabe has any hope of reaching her or being able her. She completely freaks out and is blatantly unable to pull her up. But hey, climb back up to save herself, so Gabe at least bothering climbs out to try was certainly something to blame him for. Yeah, [[SarcasmMode great reasoning there, Hal]].and save her. Gabe nearly succeeds- grabbing her and holding on for as long as humanly possible before she slips out of her glove and falls. Hal naturally blames Gabe entirely for her death.
14th Jul '17 7:00:35 PM Angeldeb82
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'''Qualen''': [[SarcasmMode Send him to the nearest hospital]]. Fast. ''(throws mook out of the airplane)''

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'''Qualen''': [[SarcasmMode Send him to the nearest hospital]]. hospital.]] Fast. ''(throws mook out of the airplane)''



* [[DecoyProtagonist Decoy]] {{Deuteragonist}}: [[spoiler: Kind-hearted CoolOldGuy Frank, who spends a good bulk of the movie trying to find Walker, Tucker and Jessie, only when finally facing the villains and finding Tucker, instead of simply being taken hostage, he gets mowed down (by the guy who later be ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Ghost]]''!) and is quickly forgotten in the picture, while Qualen steals his helicopter.]]

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* [[DecoyProtagonist Decoy]] {{Decoy|Protagonist}} {{Deuteragonist}}: [[spoiler: Kind-hearted CoolOldGuy Frank, who spends a good bulk of the movie trying to find Walker, Tucker and Jessie, only when finally facing the villains and finding Tucker, instead of simply being taken hostage, he gets mowed down (by the guy who later be ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Ghost]]''!) and is quickly forgotten in the picture, while Qualen steals his helicopter.]]



'''Hal Tucker''': Maybe. But in a minute I'll be dead, and you, will always be an asshole.

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'''Hal Tucker''': Maybe. But in a minute I'll be dead, and you, you... will always be an asshole.



* HairTriggerTemper: Some of the villains are prone to fits of rage, particularly [[VillainousBreakdown Travers]], [[MeanBrit Delmar]] and [[ScaryBlackMan Kynette]].

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* HairTriggerTemper: Some of the villains are prone to fits of rage, particularly [[VillainousBreakdown Travers]], [[MeanBrit [[TheMeanBrit Delmar]] and [[ScaryBlackMan Kynette]].



* MeanBrit: Delmar.

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* MeanBrit: TheMeanBrit: Delmar.



** Also, despite the MeanBrit {{Sadist}} nature of Delmar, his actor Craig Fairbrass is said in real life to be very kind and incredibly personable, especially in interviews for upcoming projects.

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** Also, despite the MeanBrit TheMeanBrit {{Sadist}} nature of Delmar, his actor Craig Fairbrass is said in real life to be very kind and incredibly personable, especially in interviews for upcoming projects.



* NeverMyFault: Oh sure, Hal, it was Gabe's fault you brought your girlfriend, who had no experience in climbing whatsoever, on a climbing trip. Or never bothered to check her harness, and assured her it was safe to go across a cliff. Oh, but I'm sure you could've saved her when the harness failed when she was halfway across with little to no chance of reaching her or being able to pull her up. But hey, Gabe at least bothering to try was certainly something to blame him for. Yeah, [[SarcasmMode great reasoning there, Hal.]]

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* NeverMyFault: Oh sure, Hal, it was Gabe's fault you brought your girlfriend, who had no experience in climbing whatsoever, on a climbing trip. Or never bothered to check her harness, and assured her it was safe to go across a cliff. Oh, but I'm sure you could've saved her when the harness failed when she was halfway across with little to no chance of reaching her or being able to pull her up. But hey, Gabe at least bothering to try was certainly something to blame him for. Yeah, [[SarcasmMode great reasoning there, Hal.]]Hal]].



-->'''Hal Tucker''': '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "SEASON'S OVER, ASSHOLE!"]]''' ''(pulls the trigger and blows a hole through Delmar)''

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-->'''Hal Tucker''': '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome '''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome "SEASON'S OVER, ASSHOLE!"]]''' ''(pulls the trigger and blows a hole through Delmar)''



** The fight between Gabe and Kynette has been shortened for the R rated version which misses shots of Gabe and Jessie being beaten further after Kynette asks for the *third* time where the money is (this is missing in the R rated version which leads to a continuity error as he said he would ask three times)The impaling of Kynette has been shortened, in the work print there is more focus on Kynette's eyes going back into his head and Gabe gritting his teeth holding Kynette up on the stalagmite as he is dying before finally dropping him.

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** The fight between Gabe and Kynette has been shortened for the R rated version which misses shots of Gabe and Jessie being beaten further after Kynette asks for the *third* time where the money is (this is missing in the R rated version which leads to a continuity error as he said he would ask three times)The times). The impaling of Kynette has been shortened, in the work print there is more focus on Kynette's eyes going back into his head and Gabe gritting his teeth holding Kynette up on the stalagmite as he is dying before finally dropping him.



* SacrificialLion: Matheson and [[spoiler: Frank]]

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* SacrificialLion: Matheson and [[spoiler: Frank]]Frank]].



* 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.

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* ShooOutTheClowns: Or more like Shoot Down the Clowns, as ThoseTwoGuys Brett and Evan acts act 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.



*** Well that and [[spoiler: Qualen was now the only person alive in the group who knew how to pilot a helicopter. Which made killing him a less than desirable option.]]

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*** Well Well, that and [[spoiler: Qualen was now the only person alive in the group who knew how to pilot a helicopter. Which made killing him a less than desirable option.]]option]].
15th Jun '17 12:30:36 AM bt8257
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* AmazonChaser: The only member of his team Qualen actually admires is TheSquadette, Kristel, who's notably [[SurroundedByIdiots smarter than the rest of his mooks]] (when making the fake distress call, she claims that one of their party is running out of insulin so the rescue team won't wait till after the storm). [[spoiler:Subverted later in a KickTheDog and YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness moment when Qualen shoots her dead solely to force the hand of Travers, who's trying to become TheStarscream.]]

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* AmazonChaser: The only member of his team Qualen actually admires is TheSquadette, Kristel, who's notably [[SurroundedByIdiots smarter than the rest of his mooks]] (when making the fake distress call, she claims that one of their party is running out of insulin so the rescue team won't wait till after the storm). [[spoiler:Subverted later in a KickTheDog ShootTheDog and YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness moment when Qualen shoots her dead solely to force the hand of Travers, who's trying to become TheStarscream.]]



* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner

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* FacingTheBulletsOneLinerFacingTheBulletsOneLiner:
11th Jun '17 7:39:20 PM marcoasalazarm
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* HateSink: The terrorists' UpToEleven-wise unlikable [[MoralEventHorizon actions]] and [[{{Jerkass}} attitudes]] tends fall into this to a point of overplaying this trope. They are obviously designated to be more loathsome then Tucker, who, despite blaming Walker for getting his girlfriend killed, is more of a JerkassWoobie due to his anger towards Walker being mostly out of grief of losing his girlfriend and the fact he is been made into a ButtMonkey for the terrorists to bully also makes Tucker sympathetic.

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* HateSink: The terrorists' UpToEleven-wise unlikable [[MoralEventHorizon actions]] and [[{{Jerkass}} attitudes]] tends fall into this to a point of overplaying this trope.trope (it could even be said that they ''overkilled'' this Trope--most of the ReCut footage was done to make them less ''vomit-inducingly monstrous''). They are obviously designated to be more loathsome then Tucker, who, despite blaming Walker for getting his girlfriend killed, is more of a JerkassWoobie due to his anger towards Walker being mostly out of grief of losing his girlfriend and the fact he is been made into a ButtMonkey for the terrorists to bully also makes Tucker sympathetic.
11th Jun '17 7:33:10 PM Scoutstr295
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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 Creator/RennyHarlin 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 UsefulNotes/{{Finland}}'s flag of UsefulNotes/{{Finland}}. Director Creator/RennyHarlin is Finnish, you see.-- probably owing to [[Creator/RennyHarlin the director]]'s heritage.
27th Apr '17 4:58:23 AM MrKosta
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Set in Colorado, filmed in the Italian Alps.
26th Apr '17 5:26:54 PM MrKosta
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26th Apr '17 5:25:31 PM MrKosta
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* MacGuffin: The secure briefcases full of money.
26th Apr '17 5:19:59 PM MrKosta
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* BlindedByTheLight: At one point, Gabe blinds a mook by lighting a flare in front of his night vision goggles.
26th Apr '17 5:17:06 PM MrKosta
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* ActionSurvivor: Gabe, Tucker, and Jessie

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* ActionSurvivor: Gabe, Tucker, and JessieJessie.


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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Of all the bad guys who get any kind of characterization, Kynette is the first to meet his richly deserved end.
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