The Climb (1997)

PG-13   |    |  Drama

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Chuck Langer (Sir John Hurt), a crusty old civic engineer, has an arsenal full of memories. With irreverent wit, he rattles on, in his irascible humorous style, burning his spicy stories ... See full summary »

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  • John Hurt and Gregory Smith in The Climb (1997)
  • John Hurt and Gregory Smith in The Climb (1997)
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10 March 2012 | merklekranz
| Achieving your goals .............
Gregory Smith is a youngster who has a goal to climb to the top of a very tall radio tower. He befriends an old man, John Hurt, whose goal is to die. Together they cooperate in order to reach their objectives. There is a subplot involving David Strathairn, the boy's father, who is perceived as a coward, because he didn't fight in World War 2. This simple story is well told, with good character development, and fine acting. This is a little beyond typical family entertainment, and more suited to adult audiences. The climactic climb is exciting, and in the end, not only are everyone's goals accomplished, but some important lessons are learned. - MERK

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Release Date:

18 February 1999



Country of Origin

France, New Zealand, Canada

Filming Locations

Auckland, New Zealand

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