Man on Wire [WS] [DVD] [2008]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

Special Features


  • Philippe Petit's Sydney Harbor Bridge Crossing (1973)
  • Philippe Petit interview
  • The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (animated short film)
  • Closed Captioned

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

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100%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining doc about a wire-walker

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    Bluegrass
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    Pretty interesting documentary about a wire-walker who walked between the WTC Towers. It also showcases two of his wire-walking feats prior to the WTC Towers. Contains quite a bit of actual footage along with a few reenactments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

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    zigger74
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    Great documentary based on interesting real events. This has everything you want in a documentary. Well done and a nice prelude to the feature film that's out as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible

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    JDB123
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    An exhilarating story that is well told and amazingly portrayed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting!

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    thecabin
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    Fun story if you've never read. Good, interesting and was a great "special purchase" online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Captivating

    Posted
    donjuan
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    For those who are afraid of heights watch your step.This movie will be you on the edge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greatest documentary ever

    Posted
    mattl22

    Go out and rent this movie or buy it you will love this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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