Man on Wire [Blu-ray] [English] [2008]
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.8
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features

  • Audio commentary by director James Marsh, producer Simon Chino & executive producer Jonathan Newes
  • Interview with Philippe Petit, Sydney Harbour Bridge crossing - a short film by James Ricketson
  • 'The Man Who Walked Between the Towers' - an animated short narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal

Synopsis

Man on Wire
On August 7, 1974, a 24-year-old French high-wire artist named Philippe Petit committed one of the most astonishing performance stunts of the late 20th century: he strung a thin cable in between the two towers of the World Trade Center and not only walked across, from one building to another, but did a nerve-wracking series of knee-bends and acrobatic movements on the cable, some 1,350 feet above the ground, before turning himself in. This occurred to the consternation and chagrin of Port Authority policemen, who immediately arrested Petit for the act -- prompting many to dub Petit's stunt "the artistic crime of the century." James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire revisits and recounts this chain of events some 34 years after they occurred. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Philippe Petit
    Philippe Petit

Overall Customer Rating

4.8 (5 Reviews)
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