Man on Wire Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 761

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 152

Theatrical Release Date: 01/22/2008

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/09/2008

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: James Marsh

Actors: Philippe Petit, Annie Allix, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Alan Welner, Paul McGill, Jean François Heckel

Plot: A documentary about Phillipe Petit's exciting but very illegal death-defying tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers in 1974, with interviews from all the participants and real coverage of the event.

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 06/18/2015

Man on Wire is both brilliant and interesting with Philipe Petit's crazy journey of making he's dream of walling across the line between the World Trade Center come true.

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Ingrid Bergman - wrote on 09/02/2014

Fascinating documentary about Philippe Petit 's relentless pursuit of his dream to perform on a high wire especially rigged for him between the two towers of the World Trade Center.

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Moviehead - wrote on 03/31/2012

Film is well made. But the main subject here is Phillipe. He surely did very exciting thing, but i felt he was crazy. Anyway watch the film, anyone will like it.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/01/2011

A documentary about a 5’8” French named Philippe Petit’s of his passion for high wire walking. On August 7, 1974 Philippe, together with a dedicated team, does acrobatic movements 1,350 feet above the ground. He was arrested more than a 1,000 times, enjoys juggling and entertaining people. What fascinates me about this picture was how defiant he was despite his strict upbringing, as revealed by a female friend who supported him. The illegal nature of his performances is what makes the documentary more enticing. His focus is unbridled, doing what he loves, which is rare in most cases. The soundtrack was apt with the calculations the team made before performing the actual act. Based on his interview on the special features: "Passion knows no bounds...fighting for a …

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