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The Walk (2015)

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The Walk is a movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, and Guillaume Baillargeon. 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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$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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In the scene where he begins his walk across the two towers, the woman on the ground begins to get people's attention. One of the men who stops behind her is wearing iPod headphones, but if this movie was set to be in the 1970's, those types of headphones would not have been invented yet. See more »

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When practicing the line shoot via bow and arrow in France, the distance needed is clearly marked and Phillipe dances in celebration when the arrow surpasses it. Not long thereafter - with the group in New York - Phillipe has to pull a press conference ruse to get that same distance information. Furthermore, even if he hadn't already made his calculations back in France, it is as simple as measuring the distance at the base. 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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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Für Elise
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Best Family Movie Of 2015.
6 October 2015 | by 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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