The Walk (2015)
September 30, 2015 (IMAX)
October 9, 2015
Rated PG for thematic elements involving perilous situations, and for some nudity, language, brief drug references and smoking
Twelve people have walked on the moon. Only one has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.
Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), is aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, who overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the master director of such marvels as Forrest...
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There's crazy, and then there's Philippe Petit. He's that guy who you may or may not have seen in the excellent documentary Man on Wire
, about a daring high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Castaway, Flight
) got his hands on the story and decided to make a big-budget movie of it.
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