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Man on Wire

  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2008
  • Rated: some sexuality and nudity, and drug references
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Documentary
  • Director:James Marsh

Synopsis

On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York's twin towers, then the world’s tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. Following six and a half years of dreaming of the towers, Petit spent eight months in New York City planning the execution of the coup. Petit was faced with numerous extraordinary challenges: he...more

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