Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary


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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".


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  • Philippe Petit at an event for Man on Wire (2008)
  • Philippe Petit at an event for Man on Wire (2008)
  • Philippe Petit in Man on Wire (2008)
  • Philippe Petit in Man on Wire (2008)
  • James Marsh in Man on Wire (2008)

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Cast & Crew

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Director:

James Marsh

Writer:

Philippe Petit (book)

Did You Know?

Trivia

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.


Quotes

Philippe Petit: If I die, what a beautiful death!


Goofs

In the reenaction of Philippe Petit and his friend hiding from the night watchman at the WTC, a box on the floor has a present-day USPS logo.

Details

Release Date:

29 August 2008

Language

English, French


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Box Office

Budget:

£1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$51,392 (USA) (27 July 2008)

Gross:

$2,957,978 (USA) (1 March 2009)

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