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The Climb (1997)

 -  Drama  -  18 February 1999 (USA)
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John Langer, a crusty old civic engineer, has an arsenal full of memories. With irreverent wit, he rattles on, in his irascible humorous style, burning his spicy stories into the ... See full summary »

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Chuck Langer
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Earl Himes
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Jack McLaskin
Seth Smith ...
Andy Sweeney
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Ruth Langer (as Sarah G. Buxton)
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Leslie Himes
Matthew Ness ...
Wayne Barto
Michael Saccente ...
Ed Langer
Tina Regtien ...
Eileen Barto
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Tommy Sweeney
Michael Galvin ...
Father Cronin
Nigel Godfrey ...
Langer's Doctor
Dave Perrett ...
Joe Grace
Peter Rowley ...
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John Langer, a crusty old civic engineer, has an arsenal full of memories. With irreverent wit, he rattles on, in his irascible humorous style, burning his spicy stories into the imagination of a young neighbor kid, Danny Himes. Danny is a gifted, spirited athlete with something to prove. Worldly, old man Langer has turned his back on proving anything at all. It's post WWII. Danny's father, Earl, did not serve in the military and is considered a coward. Danny excels to overcome his father's reputation while Earl is actually more a man than the town knows. "You don't smoke, you don't drink, and you don't screw. What kind of man are you anyway?" old man Langer asks Danny. The more appropriate question is: "What kind of men are they?" Written by Anonymous

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old man | neighbor | coward | rifle | dying | See more »

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content and some language | See all certifications »
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When he first talks with Andy Sweeney at the WBBG radio antenna, Danny protests (at around 09 mins) "Yeah, but the last couple of years guys try it the day the kid from Hamilton fell." Hamilton is an urban neighborhood located in northeastern Baltimore City, which is in turn located in Baltimore County in Maryland. See more »

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When Ruth turns on the radio in her bedroom (at around 23 mins) it begins to play immediately, not taking time to warm up like a tube radio from that period would. Either the radio is solid state or, more likely, this reveals the music being added in after the scene. See more »

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Danny Himes: Great, so um, maybe you wouldn't mind coming and showing 'em babies to my entire 6th grade class.
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Lovely film, intelligently written, beautifully performed,
6 February 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

thoughtful, lucid direction with oodles of gentle, good humor smartly mixed up with some pre-adolescent raucousness and nope, not even a touch of smarminess or condescension. What could be better than that?


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