About

On August 7th 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit stepped out on a high wire, illegally rigged between New York's World Trade Center twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour of performing on the wire, 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan, he was arrested. This fun and spellbinding documentary chronicles Philippe Petit's "highest" achievement.

7.8
466
Runtime

94 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

1974. 1350 feet up. The artistic crime of the century.

Cast

Keywords

independent film jail passion judge fame tower street artist hiding juggler

Photos

Lists

#111 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#486 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Documentary, Features