Man on Wire

2008

PG-13

94 Min

Man on Wire

(0/5)

On August 7th 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit stepped out on a high wire, illegally rigged between New York's World Trade Center twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour of performing on the wire, 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan, he was arrested. This fun and spellbinding documentary chronicles Philippe Petit's "highest" achievement.

Details

Director:
Released:
Jan 22nd, 2008
Budget:
$1,000,000.00
Revenue:
$2,957,978.00
Country:
USA

Starring

Philippe Petit
Jean François Heckel
Jean-Louis Blondeau
Annie Allix

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Cast/Crew-View All

  • Philippe Petit

    Himself

  • Jean François Heckel

    Himself

  • Jean-Louis Blondeau

    Himself

  • Annie Allix

    Herself

Trivia-View All

- After Philippe Petit and his compatriots are taken into custody, they are processed by the police. The phrase "MAN ON WIRE" is entered on one of the forms used to document the incident.

- The helicopter reporter heard describing the tightwire walk (at 1:20:50 on the DVD) is Neil Bush, traffic helicopter pilot/reporter for WCBS NewsRadio88.

- Low on money for the Sydney Harbor Bridge walk, Philippe Petit got the cable in exchange for an impromptu juggling and magic show he put on for employees.

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