In 1974, French high-wire artist Philippe Petit attempts to walk on a tightrope attached to the north and south towers of the World Trade Center.
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During the film's New York City premiere the realism of the film's climax 1,362 feet in the air caused some viewers to actually throw up from vertigo. Robert Zemeckis responded that, "[The goal] was to evoke the feeling of vertigo. We worked really hard to put the audience up on those towers and on the wire." Read More