Related Movies

Shadow Dancer

Project Nim

1980: The Red Riding Trilogy Part 2

Man on Wire

Home > Movies > M > Man on Wire

Release Date: July 25, 2008Running Time: 102 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $2,957,978.00
Genre: Adaptation, Documentary, Foreign, Historical

Philippe Petit
Jean-Louis Blondeau
Annie Allix
Mark Lewis

All Cast & Crew >>

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. Aided by a team of friends and accomplices, Petit was faced with numerous extraordinary challenges: he had to find a way to bypass the WTC's security; smuggle the heavy steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers; pass the wire between the two ... Full Summary >>