The Climb Poster

Release Date: March 5th, 1999

DVD Release Date: October 30th, 2001

PG-13|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
In the summer of 1959, 12-year-old Danny Himes (Gregory Smith) wants to prove his bravery by climbing a soon-to-be demolished radio tower. His competitors in the race to the top are bullies Andy (Seth Smith) and Tommy Sweeney (Oliver Hodges), who constantly mock Danny's father, Earl (David Strathairn), for not serving in World War II or Korea. After accidentally injuring his cranky neighbor, Chuck Langer (John Hurt), Danny begins to spend time with the old man, who helps him plan his climb.

Cast: John Hurt, Gregory Smith, David Strathairn, Stephen McHattie, Seth Smith, Sarah Buxton, Marla Sokoloff, Matthew Ness

Director: Bob Swaim

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Ellipse Programme, Isambard Productions Ltd.

Distributors: Panorama Entertainment [us]

Keywords: Moving, House, Charming, Father, Friendship, Underdog, 1950s, Best friend, Rise, Sister