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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:
... Philippe Petit
Guillaume Baillargeon ... Outdoor Café Man
Émilie Leclerc ... Outdoor Café Woman (as Emilie Leclerc)
Mark Trafford ... American Tourist
... 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
... Dental Patient
Sylvie Lemay ... Dental Patient
Sasha Dominique ... Dental Patient
... Boy Petit
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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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,560,299, 4 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,137,502, 8 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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On August 8th, the sunrise in New York City was at 5:59 a.m., which means twilight was at 5:30 a.m., less than half an hour later, as shown in the movie. See more »

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[first lines]
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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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Toby Dammit
Written by Nino Rota
Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of Silva Screen Music America
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The walk
1 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Robert Zemeckis is a filmmaker that can make a masterpiece out of a single subject as walking over a wire from point A to Point B, He is the mastermind behind such films like Forrest Gump, Back to the future, Cast away and flight, the last two films are IMO subjects filmed out of a simple difficult thing but extraordinary as being a castaway or an Airline pilot.

The walk is one of the best films of the year, i do not think Levitt will get any Oscar nomination or but the technicality of the film will sure do, Zemeckis is one of Cinema's prodigy sons and a master of camera-work and the film looks really amazing.


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