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Man on Wire

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Man on Wire

Release Date: July 25, 2008

Year    :   2008
Slogan    :   «1974. 1350 feet up. The artistic crime of the century.»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Red Box Films, Discovery Films, BBC Storyville, UK Film Council, Wall to Wall
Director    :   James Marsh
Producers    :   Nick Fraser, Maureen A. Ryan, Jonathan Hewes, Simon Chinn, Victoria Gregory, Andrea Meditch
Writers    :   Philippe Petit
RunTime    :   94 mins.
Revenue    :   2957978

On August 7th 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit stepped out on a high wire, illegally rigged between New York's World Trade Center twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour of performing on the wire, 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan, he was arrested. This fun and spellbinding documentary chronicles Philippe Petit's "highest" achievement.




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