Cliffhanger (1993)

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Plot hole: After Qualen magically happens upon Jessie across the vast mountainscape in the rescue helicopter, he holds Jessie at gunpoint to take her hostage despite him being the pilot. How is he expected to take her hostage when he has a helicopter to fly? Is Qualen seriously capable of aiming and shooting a pistol accurately while piloting a helicopter if Jessie were to run away? Is the audience really expected to believe that Jessie stayed put while Qualen lands the helicopter, exit it, and then take Jessie captive?

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Suggested correction: Jessie isn't used to having guns pointed at her. Its entirely feasible she froze and/or wasn't thinking for a strategic get out. If she had decided to run then yes, Qualen would have had a problem but for the purposes of the movie, her character decision was to freeze when a psychopathic criminal pointed a gun at her and she wasn't able to think enough that running would save her as he can't fly and shoot.


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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Eric Qualen: Kill a few people, they call you a murderer. Kill a million and you're a conqueror.

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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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