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Release Date: July 25th, 2008

DVD Release Date: December 9th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Using actual footage from the event seamlessly mingled with new re-enactments, filmmaker James Marsh masterfully recreates high-wire daredevil Philippe Petit's 1974 stunt: performing acrobatics on a thin wire strung between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Plotting his feat like a master cat burglar, Petit enlists the help of a motley group of friends as he calculates every detail, from acquiring building access to stringing up the wire, and manages to pull off an astounding crime.

Cast: Annie Allix, Jean François Heckel

Director: James Marsh

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: UK Film Council, Discovery Films

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