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Man on Wire

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" a ...

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Released: Jan 22nd, 2008
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Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 94 Minutes
Genres: Crime / Documentary
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Man on Wire Main Cast

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Philippe Petit
Philippe Petit
plays Himself

Jean François Heckel
plays Himself
Jean-Louis Blondeau
Jean-Louis Blondeau
plays Himself
Annie Allix
Annie Allix
plays Herself
David Forman (III)
David Forman (III)
plays Himself
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): When Philippe and his friend are hiding from the night watchman at the WTC, a box on the floor has a present-day USPS logo.
  • 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, Petit got the cable in exchange for an impromptu juggling and magic show he put on for employees.
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