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Man on Wire
Opens July 25, 2008. Run time: 1 hr. 30 min.

for some sexuality and nudity, and drug references

On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York's twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. Following six and a half years of dreaming of the towers, Petit spent eight months in New York City planning the execution of the coup. Aided by a team of friends and accomplices, Petit was faced with numerous extraordinary challenges: he had to find a way to bypass the WTC's security; smuggle the heavy steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers; pass the wire between the two rooftops; anchor the wire and tension it to withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings. The rigging was done by night in complete secrecy.

At 7:15 AM, Philippe took his first step on the high wire 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan.




Cast: Ardis Campbell, David Demato, David Roland Frank, Aaron Haskell, Paul McGill
Director: James Marsh
Producer: Simon Chinn
Genres: Documentary


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Recent OnMilwaukee.com blog about Man on Wire

I'm no film critic, but "Man on Wire" was not "Certified Fresh"

I'm no film critic, but "Man on Wire" was not "Certified Fresh" 

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. By Jeff Sherman - June 6, 2009 11:40 a.m.
Not wanting to waste my time on another crappy movie, I trusted the 100% "Certifi … Read more...

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