Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger (1993)

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Character mistake: When Quallian points his pistol at Jess at the top of the peak when she thinks it's Frank in the helicopter, he is aiming at her from within the helicopter through the windshield. The chances of him actually hitting her with a round would be slim to none. She had plenty of time to get away.

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Suggested correction: You're assuming a mountain tour guide knows the probability that a deranged man with a gun has of hitting her. It's not a character mistake or any other kind of movie mistake that she surrendered and chose not to risk getting fatally shot in that situation.

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Audio problem: Just before the crashed jet skids to a stop, you can hear the jet engines despite them being ripped off with the tail fin quite a way back, so you shouldn't be able to hear them.

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Travers: Get off my back, Qualen.
Qualen: Off? I haven't even got on it... yet.

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Trivia: The stunt early on in the film where Eric Qualen and his team do the plane to plane transfer was performed by British stuntman Simon Crane. The stunt was performed at an altitude of 2.95 miles (4.75 km) and was the most expensive stunt ever performed costing £568,000(£1 million). Sly Stallone is said to have reduced his fee by that amount to ensure the stunt was made.

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Question: How the did the cases carrying the money survive intact after being dropped from so high?

Answer: For one, they fell into snow which would have softened the blow. Also, as common in aviation or even just cases that are meant to contain valuables like money, they are designed to withstand impacts or attempts to break them open.

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Wouldn't the bad guys have to spend what could be weeks trying to find the money if the cases were to break open?

Snow softened the blow? I thought objects went through snow.

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