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Man on Wire

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Man on Wire


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"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container.
Title: Man on wire
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. :, Magnolia Home Entertainment,, [2008]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the memoir: To reach the clouds / by Philippe Petit.
Special features (43 min.): "Philippe Petit - Sydney, 1973" short film (20 min.); "An interview with Philippe Petit" (13 min.); "The man who walked between the Towers" animated film (c2005, 10 min.).
Summary: "On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for some sexuality, nudity, and drug use.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award for Documentary Feature, 2008.
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Report This Mar 21, 2014
  • KCLSRecommends rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The true story of the daredevil who snuck up and tightrope walked across the twin towers of NYC! (a cornerstone of the novel, "Let the Great World Spin")

Report This Aug 31, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

well done documentary. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see.

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  • Bettylg rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

From the moment this documentary began I was drawn in to the unusual and beguiling story of Petit and his audacious high wire walk between the Twin Towers. Petit's story is inspiring and Marsh, the director, hits all the right notes in this 94 minute not to be missed film.

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