Hey Toronto! Twitch Presents CLIFFHANGER At The TIFF Bell Lightbox, Saturday July 21st!
The Twitch-presented Beefcake series - a celebration of all things Stallone and Schwarzenegger - continues this coming Saturday, July 21st with an 8pm screening of Renny Harlin's Cliffhanger!
Yes, you read that right. John Lithgow versus Sylvester Stallone. Like there's any doubt how that's going to end. Tickets are available here!After a string of underperforming films and straight-out flops, Stallone returned to the top of the box office with this hyper-violent, gloriously unrealistic action epic. Stallone plays a mountain rescue ranger facing a serious crisis of confidence after he lets a friend slip to her death -- but he has to get his climbing mojo back tout suite when a gang of ruthless high-tech thieves (led by John Lithgow, with a comically inauthentic British accent) arrives on the mountain, searching for three cases of stolen cash after botching an aerial hijacking. Slickly directed by Renny Harlin, who seems to make a point to defy the laws of physics more and more egregiously with each passing scene, Cliffhanger makes supremely effective use of its stomach-churningly vertiginous landscape, and teaches us the invaluable lesson to not get in between Sly and a stalactite.
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