About the film
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Man on Wire
Release Date: July 25, 2008
|Slogan||:||«1974. 1350 feet up. The artistic crime of the century.»|
|Production Companies||:||Red Box Films, Discovery Films, BBC Storyville, UK Film Council, Wall to Wall|
|Producers||:||Nick Fraser, Maureen A. Ryan, Jonathan Hewes, Simon Chinn, Victoria Gregory, Andrea Meditch|
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.