Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man - Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry, The Walk is true big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. The film, a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80, unlike anything audiences have seen before, is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, ...
Ben Kingsley and James Badge Dale starred together in Iron Man 3 (2013)
First 2015 biography movie for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The second was to be Snowden (2015), but that has been pushed to 2016 due to the crowded movie scene for Dec 25th.
This feature film is based on the same book as James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire (2008).
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."
The original title for this film was the same as the book it is based upon, "To Reach the Clouds." Later the title was altered to "To Walk the Clouds" and finally "The Walk."
First 2015 biography movie for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The second being Snowden (2015).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt had to wear blue contacts for the role of Philippe Petit.
This feature film is based on the same novel as James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire (2008).
The original title for this film was the same as the novel it is based upon, "To Reach the Clouds." Later the title was altered to "To Walk the Clouds" and finally "The Walk."
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