ROCKY V on cable (this might not have actually happened in the movie) and then later, while on a rescue call, he drops his best friend's girlfriend off a 4,000 foot tall cliff. D'oh!. Gabe is riddled with guilt even though it wasn't his fault. He gives up the mountain climbing rescue biz and splits town.
Eight months later, he returns to see if his girlfriend wants to join him.
Meanwhile, while Sly is packing his shit, an exciting mid-air robbery happens
onboard a government airplane. Long story short, three suitcases
containing $100 million in cash are accidentally dropped at various locations
around the mountain range. The bad guys (John Lithgow and company) make a
fake rescue call and then kidnap Sly and fellow rock jock Michael Rooker in order to force them to
climb and get the suitcases. Things don't go as planned.
For an older action movie, CLIFFHANGER looks surprisingly good and is pretty
exciting. Beautiful scenery, steady pace, a bunny rabbit, endearingly
cheesy 90's special effects, awesome stunts and a impressive supporting cast
including John Lithgow who does a good job as the bad guy despite having an
annoying accent, burning stacks of money to keep warm despite literally being…in
Recommended for fans of older action movies.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Naturally if he did that this wouldn't be much of a movie. All kinds of things stand in his way, including two fallen angels looking to steal his trumpet, two beautiful women, his discovery of food and swing music. Oh yeah, he also gets fired out of a cannon and then later falls off a skyscraper into a cup of coffee.
Overall I thought it was pretty funny. I giggled a few times and enjoyed myself the entire way through. Benny had a few snappy lines and the story had a few clever moments like the lack of angel power in Heaven, the endless bureaucracy in Heaven and the elevator from Heaven to Earth lands in a hotel, much to the irritation of the guests. My favorite thing though was all the great faces: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, John Alexander, Guy Kibbee, Allyn Joslyn, Dolores Moran, Mike Mazurki and Franklin Pangborn, plus others! And we can't forget the direction by Raoul Walsh. Check it out.