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.


(through radio)

Hal, if I hear that story one more

time, I'm making you limp down the

entire three thousand feet, over --

Gabe finally grabs the line, secures it to a heavy piton, and

hammers it into the wall.


(to Susan)

This guy showing you a good time?


swings over across to the facing mountain -- Maggie lands the

copter, in spite of the winds, on a small plateau. Frank gets

out to secure the wire -- there's now a lifeline spanning the



Gabe finishes anchoring the line in the rock -- he

extinguishes his cigarette in the snow, and naturally, pockets

the butt. Hal, propped up against the wall, expertly rigs a

seat harness around his legs -- Susan helps him get part of it

around his splint, and Gabe clips it to the line.


Now, remember -- keep your arms and

legs within the vehicle at all

times --



Fuck you --

With that, Hal pulls himself hand-over-hand across the sloping

line -- Hal makes a point of looking down --


is vertigo defined. Thirty five hundred feet straight down.

You could stack the World Trade Center towers on top of each

other and they'd still be shorter than this mountain is high.

However --

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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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