The Walk (2015)

USA| September 2015| 123 min| English
The Walk (2015)
Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Color Color
Certification USA:PG , UK:PG , Germany:6 , France:U , Singapore:PG , Ireland:PG
Other Titles To Reach the Clouds, To Walk the Clouds
Locations Montréal, Québec, Canada
Director Robert Zemeckis
Lead Cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony, James Badge Dale
Trailer
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Tagline
Every dream begins with a single step
Plot Summary
In 1974 Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a French street performer, who makes a living in Paris with juggling acts and wire walking, dreams of walking the tallest building in the world, The World Trade Center. He consults an expert, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and hires some people to assist him in his mission to walk a tightrope between the two buildings. Eventually he travels to New York, accompanied by his girlfriend and fellow street performer named Annie (Charlotte Le Bon) and his band of international recruits, to realize his dream - a plan to walk between the immense void from the Twin Towers of World Trade Center.
Trivia
The film is based on real-life events from the life of French wire walker Philippe Petit, and is an adaptation of the artist's book titled "To Reach the Clouds".

The film was dedicated to the victims of the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Philippe Petit personally trained actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who played his role in the film, how to walk on wire. It is said Gordon-Levitt was able to walk on the wire alone after an elaborate workshop of eight days, and continued to practice while shooting.

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt used blue contact lens while playing the role of Philippe Petit.

Ben Kingsley and James Badge Dale previously worked together in Iron Man 3 (2013).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Philippe Petit
Ben Kingsley Papa Rudy
Charlotte Le Bon Annie Allix
Clément Sibony Jean-Louis
James Badge Dale Jean-Pierre
César Domboy Jeff / Jean-François
Ben Schwartz Albert
Benedict Samuel David
Steve Valentine Barry Greenhouse
Soleyman Pierini Young Petit
Patrick Baby Petit's father
Marie Turgeon Petit's mother
Mark Camacho Guy Tozolli
Mizinga Mwinga Officer Foley
Sergio Di Zio Officer Genco
Daniel Harroch Officer Clemenza
Jason Deline Officer Tessio
Darrell Lee-Izeard Officer Washington
Kent McQuaid Officer Hagan
Vittorio Rossi Sergeant O'Donnell
Director Robert Zemeckis
Producer Jack Rapke
Tom Rothman
Steve Starkey
Robert Zemeckis
Executive Producer Cherylanne Martin
Writer Philippe Petit(story)
Robert Zemeckis(screenplay)
Christopher Browne(screenplay)
Lyricist
Music Composer Alan Silvestri
Singers
Choreographers
Cinematographer Dariusz Wolski
Action Director Marc Désourdy
Film Editor Jeremiah O'Driscoll
Casting Director Scot Boland
Victoria Burrows
Production Designer Naomi Shohan
Art Director Félix Larivière-Charron
Costume Designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Production Companies ImageMovers
Mel's Cite du Cinema
Sony Pictures Entertainment
TriStar Productions
Distributor TriStar Pictures
Song # 1Douce Candy
Written byJeff Barry,   Andy Kim
Performed byClaude François
 
Song # 2Ces Bottes Sont Faites Pour Marcher
Written byLee Hazlewood
Performed byEileen
 
Song # 3Noir C'est Noir
Written byMichelle Grainger,   Anthony Hayes,   Steve Wadey
Performed byJohnny Hallyday
 
Song # 4Suzanne
Written byLeonard Cohen
 
Song # 5Da Dou Ron Ron
Written byJeff Barry,   Ellie Greenwich,   Phil Spector
Performed byJohnny Hallyday
 
Song # 6Toby Dammit
Written byNino Rota
Performed byThe City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
 
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Reviews on external websites
All ratings are based on 5. NA indicates rating not available.

RogerEbert.com|Review by Matt Zoller Seitz
"The Walk" has everything it needs to be a modern classic, except for an understanding that when you have everything you need to make a such a film, it doesn't need to hype itself and explain itself. It can just be.
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2.5
The telegraph|Review by Robbie Collin
Robert Zemeckis's 3D recreation of Philippe Petit's World Trade Center tightrope walk is a towering achievement.
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5
The Guardian|Review by Peter Bradshaw
Heartfelt and entertaining dramatised version of Philippe Petit’s amazing 1974 wire walk between the twin towers does a decent job of making palms sweat
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4
ScreenRant.com|Review by Sandy Schaefer
THE WALK is an entertaining and often thrilling piece of storytelling, in addition to being an impressive display of 3D filmmaking.
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4
RollingStone.com|Review by Peter Travers
Expect the worst from the first half of The Walk. That's the part before high-wire artist Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) hits New York in 1974 and strings up a wire between the World Trade Center towers.
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3
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