The Walk

The Walk

DVD - 2016?
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In 1974, Philippe Petit assembled a team to help him achieve his dream of walking between the World Trade Center towers.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Oct 08, 2017

Amazing story from a much simpler time. Well done; recommend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwbil5puqng

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donthomas
Aug 15, 2017

Excellent!!!!!

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ScorchingSun
Mar 24, 2017

More than just a highwire walk, though that part is intense, weak-in-the-knees scary.
A flamboyant man, his crazy band and his sky-high story.

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gnomenut
Feb 16, 2017

"Dazzling" and "exhilarating" are not over-statements. Here's a nerve-wracking, sweat-inducing two hours for anyone with the slightest hint of acrophobia, particularly once the story moves to the towers. I spent the majority of this film perched forward and holding onto my seat. It's hard to believe that real people really tried something as daring and outrageous as this story tells. It's nearly unimaginable how someone with a grave fear of heights become a key player, nor how he endured the circumstances that unfolded. Even knowing how it was going to end didn't take away from the story, nor diminish the film for me. Follow this film with the documentary "Man on Wire", rather than the other way around, as other commenters have suggested. A half star lost for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's painful french accent, even though the rest of his performance is nothing short of amazing.

JCLLeeAnnB Feb 02, 2017

Much like the wire he walked on, this movie was "high tension!"

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Kim_H
Jan 27, 2017

Exciting and tense. I would have liked to have seen text showing what the people did at the end of the movie.

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QnVz
Jan 17, 2017

Definitely had us on the edge of the couch the whole time! Suspenseful but very meaningful and beautifully crafted.

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shlby69m
Dec 04, 2016

I'm not usually into dramas however this bio I had to give it a go. I later heard the actual performer trained Levitt! I did fast-forward thru the beginning just cause I can guess the plot. When he was actually doing the deed it was heart pounding! I recommend this movie for the visuals and the music by Zemeckis. And of course to see Joseph Gordon Levitt smile!

Watch "Man on Wire" documentary before viewing this disaster. Not even Joseph Gordon-Levitt can save this film. Did hair and makeup even look at photographs or film of the unique and inspiring artist, Phillipe Petit and his loyal and free band of friends? What was the director thinking? Probably that this is another "based on" the real story effort and let's concentrate on making cool special effects. Recommend "Man on Wire" documentary and Special Features. Interesting to study "55 photographs" by Jean-Louis Blondeau (Link: http://www.jlblondeau.com/en/collection/1/precarious-moments.html). "The Walk" is very very disappointing.

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Dadjoe1
Oct 22, 2016

Very entertaining. Zemeckis is a pro at visual effects. You'll be surprised to know how much of the actual wire-walking happened in real life. Watch the documentary Man On Wire. That is also an excellent film. Mr. Petit definitely made his mark in history.

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jimg2000
Mar 08, 2016

Cop (Frank:) FRANK: I gotta hand it to you damn frogs. You sure pulled the wool over my eyes. I gotta tell ya. What you did was somethin'. I know I'll never see anything like that again in my life. You got guts, pal. Good job.
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Philippe: The story of my adventure was in the news all over the world. In France, when Papa Rudy heard of it, he was the happiest Papa Rudy in the world. And when Papa Rudy's angry, he's deadly angry. But when Papa Rudy's happy, his dogs get a double ration of food.
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Jean: You know Philippe, the Towers seem different. They're different now.
Barry: That's right. They're different because you walked up there. Every New Yorker I talk to now says they love these towers.
Annie: Perhaps you brought them to life, Philippe - given them a soul.

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