The Walk

The Walk

DVD - 2016
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Drama about Philippe Petit's 1974 effort to achieve his dream of walking between the World Trade Center towers.
Publisher: [Culver City, California] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Branch Call Number: Feature
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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akirakato
Jun 13, 2019

Co-written and directed by Robert Zemeckis in 2015, this American docudrama depicts the planning and event of the walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974.
Exciting, fascinating and entertaining!
I enjoyed this thrilling walk to the bare wire.

ArapahoeJillA Sep 18, 2018

Another good Joseph Gordon-Levitt movie that makes me cringe during the wire walking scenes. Based on a true story, this one is worth a viewing.

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tik128
May 24, 2018

Very interesting at first then gets boring and corny to much trying to be funny.
It woke me up again when they started the wire walk.

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twasau
Apr 14, 2018

Annoying! The subject material is fascinating, but the accents and yelling are too much to handle. I found it extremely hard to watch to the end. It took a few times. It was meant to be watched in 3D which would have been cool to "experience" the walk.

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oktexchic
Feb 22, 2018

Great true movie. Fascinating! Why had I not heard of this before?

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mickie_4
Feb 16, 2018

A truly great movie with lots of fantastic performances. I've seen this movie at least twice and it never gets old.

I wish for subtitles, as what's being said can be a bit hard to decipher.

Even though I know he lives, and none of this is real (CGI) this movie still gives me serious fear of heights, even on a tiny screen.

The doc on him "Man on Wire" drags at times, but the ending, where his photo shows him sitting on the WTC roof to composer Eric Satie (Gymnopedie 1 or 3, both are great songs) . If it sounds familiar, it was also used in a Benny Hill skit where a girl dances out of a poster with a wink. I remembered it clearly from a good 35 years ago on the Benny Hill show before there was Internet.

Very touching scene.

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Very good movie! JGL was awesome in this one!

ArapahoeChrisP Jan 12, 2018

I had really low expectations for this one, but it was actually pretty good. Good pacing!

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No_Stalkers4Me
Oct 08, 2017

Amazing story from a much simpler time. Well done; recommend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwbil5puqng

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donthomas
Aug 15, 2017

Excellent!!!!!

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Papa Rudy: Most wire walkers, they die when they arrive. They think they have arrived... But they are still on the wire. If you have three steps to do, and if you do those steps arrogantly... if you think you are invincible... You are going to die!

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jimg2000
Mar 08, 2016

Cop (Frank:) FRANK: I gotta hand it to you damn frogs. You sure pulled the wool over my eyes. I gotta tell ya. What you did was somethin'. I know I'll never see anything like that again in my life. You got guts, pal. Good job.
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Philippe: The story of my adventure was in the news all over the world. In France, when Papa Rudy heard of it, he was the happiest Papa Rudy in the world. And when Papa Rudy's angry, he's deadly angry. But when Papa Rudy's happy, his dogs get a double ration of food.
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Jean: You know Philippe, the Towers seem different. They're different now.
Barry: That's right. They're different because you walked up there. Every New Yorker I talk to now says they love these towers.
Annie: Perhaps you brought them to life, Philippe - given them a soul.

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Other: Brief drug references and smoking.

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