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It's episode 267...and kill a few people, they call you a murderer. Kill a million and you're a conqueror.
Cliffhanger (1993) follows a team of mountain rescue rangers, led by the inexplicably muscly and capable Gabe, as they become mixed up in a group of thieves' plot to steal $100m from a US Treasury flight. With suitcases of money scattered across the Colorado Rockies, it's a race against time for Gabe to stop the nefarious Qualen and rescue his mountain climbing buddies.
We discuss a post-Die Hard 90s schlock masterpiece, ask how well it communicates the terror of high places, break down some slightly surprising gender politics and do a deep dive into the question of whether or not Stallone can actually act at all.
All of which leads to one question: How would you survive?
Whatever happens, one thing's for sure: Your friend just had the costliest funeral ever.
Next time, 'Fear of Heights' season continues with Fall (2022).