PREDATOR
1987, 20th Century Fox, 107 min, USA, Dir: John McTiernan

ALIEN meets RAMBO when an elite military squad heads into the jungle, only to be confronted by an unstoppable extraterrestrial killer. Director John McTiernan shows signs of the expert action technique he would later refine in DIE HARD, while Arnold Schwarzenegger provides rooting interest as the tough-as-nails hero. With special effects from the great Stan Winston.


CLIFFHANGER
1993, Sony Repertory, 112 min, USA, Dir: Renny Harlin

Mountaineer Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone) is asked to return to the 4,000-foot abyss where he lost his friend a year earlier, this time to rescue a group of so-called stranded people. When it turns out that these climbers in crisis are actually looking for three cases of copious cash, Gabe becomes their guide. With John Lithgow, Michael Rooker and Janine Turner.


LAST ACTION HERO
1993, Sony Repertory, 130 min, USA, Dir: John McTiernan

In this wonderfully fun action romp from director John McTiernan (DIE HARD), young Danny (Austin O’Brien) receives a magic ticket to see the latest film starring his favorite action star Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger), which literally transports him into the movie’s explosive world alongside the larger-and-more-ripped-than-life screen icon. But Slater’s universe where good guys always win is turned upside down when his movie opponent, Benedict the Hitman (Charles Dance), steals Danny’s magic ticket and sneaks his way off the screen and into the real world to cause mayhem.


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