THE AMBULANCE
1990, Park Circus/MGM, 91 min, USA, Dir: Larry Cohen

When a medical crisis strikes and paramedics show up, they’re usually there to help, but this taut (and sometimes hilarious) thriller from writer-director Larry Cohen turns that notion on its head. Comic book artist Eric Roberts is chatting up Janine Turner on the streets of New York when she collapses and is whisked off in an ambulance - but she never makes it to any of the local hospitals. As Roberts tries to unravel the mystery, snappy reporter Red Buttons and cynical cop James Earl Jones help and hinder him, respectively.


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.


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