‘So this is your idea of a foolproof plan!’ Psycho John Lithgow isn’t at all happy when his daring scheme to pull off a $100million mid-air robbery ends with his gang’s plane crashing in the Colorado mountains. He’s still keen to collect his missing loot, but what he hasn’t reckoned on is the resourcefulness of expert climber Sylvester Stallone.
A rope bridge, a helicopter and a lot of very steep drops are the prime components of this hectic high-altitude thriller (the dizzy opening of which was later lampooned by Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls). The scenery and the special effects are often breathtaking; Lithgow’s posh British villain is ably complimented by that of his sadistic sidekick Craig Fairbrass; and only Stallone could get away with bounding up a freezing, icy mountain in a T-shirt. Precision-tooled hokum.