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The Walk (2015)

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In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Guillaume Baillargeon ...
Outdoor Café Man
Émilie Leclerc ...
Outdoor Café Woman (as Emilie Leclerc)
Mark Trafford ...
American Tourist
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Woman in Chalk Circle
Lucas Ramacière ...
Boy in Chalk Circle
Martin Lefebvre ...
Gendarme
Philippe Bertrand ...
Gendarme
Laurence Deschênes ...
Young Girl with Candy
Patricia Tulasne ...
Dental Office Receptionist
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Dental Patient
Sylvie Lemay ...
Dental Patient
Sasha Dominique ...
Dental Patient
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Jade Kindar-Martin ...
Circus High Wire Performer
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Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man - Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry, The Walk is true big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. The film, a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80, unlike anything audiences have seen before, is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, ... Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Rated PG for thematic elements involving perilous situations, and for some nudity, language, brief drug references and smoking | See all certifications »

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To Walk the Clouds  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,560,299 (USA) (2 October 2015)

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$10,137,502 (USA) (6 November 2015)
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This is the second time in film, where Joseph-Gordon Levitt had to wear blue contacts. The first was in Looper (2012), where he played a younger version of Bruce Willis, in a shared role. See more »

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In the bird's-eye view of the Twin Towers on the poster and the DVD cover, each of the towers has its own vanishing point, a geometric impossibility. All vertical lines should meet in only one imaginary point directly under the viewpoint. This may have been done deliberately by the art department in order to make the wire stick out which would otherwise be camouflaged by the buildings' lines. See more »

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Philippe Petit: "Why?" That is the question people ask me most. Pourquoi? Why? For what? Why do you walk on the wire? Why do you tempt fate? Why do you risk death. But, I don't think of it this way. I never even say this word, death. La mort. Yes of okay, I said it once, or maybe three times, just now... But watch, I *will* not say it again. Instead, I use the opposite word. Life. For me, to walk on the wire, this is life. C'est la vie.
Philippe Petit: [now standing in the torch of the Statue of Liberty] So, ...
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Connections

Referenced in Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.22 (2015) See more »

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Suzanne
Written by Leonard Cohen
Adapted by Graeme Allwright
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Best Family Movie Of 2015.
6 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Walk is a 2015 American 3D biographical drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Christopher Browne and Zemeckis. It is based on the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974.

This terrific movie has all the elements of success: true story, great acting,good drama,sweet romance and a nice comedy.

The 3D Special Effects Are Excellent Indeed and the direction was great.

This PG Movie Is A Real Recommended Masterpiece that will enchant adults,teens and children.

Truly Deserves 10 Out Of 10.


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