Cliffhanger script
Cliffhanger (1993)
Synopsis: Outdoor thriller in which a former mountain rescuer is pitted against a group of criminals who have lost their $100 million stash during a plane crash in the Rocky Mountains. After being persuaded to help rescue a group of stranded hikers, he discovers that they are in fact a gang of violent robbers who need help to locate their missing loot.


Excuse me -- I know you're my

salvation, and all -- do you think you

could rescue us before your smoke


Hal pulls out a box of wooden matches and lights one Bogart

style, one-handed with a thumbnail, cupping a hand to shield

it against the wind. Gabe bends down for it -- a familiar

routine. We know in a glance they've been friends for years.


Maybe you could tell me why I am

rescuing you.


Basically -- I've fallen down, and I

can't get up...


(into radio)

Rescue One -- have located helpless

climber, please prepare idiot line

for transport, over --

THE HELICOPTER dips down towards the ledge -- no way can it

land there. Frank lowers a rescue wire to


who precariously swings out from the ledge to grab it -- the

wire is just out of reach. Hal grabs the radio.


Rescue One -- please remind me to tell

you about the time I hauled your hero

here down Mt. Huntington on my back,

over --

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Michael France

Michael France (January 4, 1962 – April 12, 2013) was an American screenwriter. He is best remembered for writing the screenplays for Cliffhanger (1993), the James Bond film GoldenEye (1995), and the comic book films Hulk (2003), The Punisher (2004), and Fantastic Four (2005). more…

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