Adventure: Peak Performance

IN HIS NEW BEAT-'EM-UP BLOCKBUSTER, CLIFFHANGER, THE audience first glimpses Sylvester Stallone crawling along the underside of a mountain ledge, a zillion feet above sea level. Indeed, most of the movie is devoted to gorgeous Alpine scenery and daredevil feats by its star, who gets to scale icy slopes and trade gouges with villainous John Lithgow atop a chopper perched on a sheer cliff.

All in a day's work for the man who turned Rocky and Rambo into household names? Well, no. Stallone, as it happens, is deathly afraid of heights. He also suffers from tinnitus, which makes him feel dizzy...

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