Man on Wire Poster

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 Fran├žois Heckel

Director: James Marsh

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: UK Film Council, Discovery Films

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

Keywords: Police officer, Underdog, Girlfriend, Friend, Fascinating, Quest, 1970s, France, Suspenseful, Friendship, New York City

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Nominated Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a Director, Writer or Producer in Their First Feature Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Winner Documentary (Feature)
Winner Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)