Cliffhanger is a 1993 American action-adventure film directed by Renny Harlin. Michael France and Sylvester Stallone wrote the screenplay.
The large majority of the film scenes were shot in the Dolomites, with the famous Lagazuoi, 5-Torri and Cristallo as stunning backdrops with Sylverster Stallone's brilliant interpretation. On stage in the lead roles: John Lithgow, Michael Rooker and Janine Turner.
Gabe Walker is undoubtedly the best mountain rescue man in the Rocky Mountains.
Nevertheless, he fails to save his colleague Hal Tucker's girlfriend, who dies falling into the void after escaping from the hands of Gabe himself. Riven with guilt about this, he swears he will never set foot in the Rocky Mountains again. However, when a plane crashes in that area, only the best of all has a chance to save the victims. But the group to be rescued will turn out to be a team of murders, searching for some suitcases lost in the plane crash on the top of a mountain...
The movie has been mentioned by the Guinness Book of Records for the most expensive air stunt ($ 1 million!) ever performed.
Many of the stunt doubles engaged by the production were famous climbers. Among them, Stallone's stunt double for free climbing scenes, the famous mountaineer Wolfgang Güllich.
The movie was very successful and received nominations for three Oscar awards.
The pictures of the photo gallery were shot by the owner of the Lagazuoi Refuge, Guido Pompanin.