CLIFFHANGER offers us breathtaking mountain scenery, some occasionally gripping action sequences, and a lot of gags--mostly unintentional and mostly courtesy of Sylvester Stallone. It may go down in screen history as the nail in the coffin of the "Die Hard" sub-genre, in which all the key
elements of that blockbuster have been recycled to the point of self-parody.
Stallone plays Gabe Walker, a rescue climber pitted against a gang of hijackers whose plane has crashed on a snow-capped Rocky Mountain peak. Led by Qualen (John Lithgow), whose hammy quips and English accent peg him as a criminal mastermind, the gang is now intent on retrieving three suitcases