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BAFTA and Academy Award winning documentary.
On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between
New York's twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly and hour dancing on the wire, he was
arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released.
Following six and a half years of dreaming of the towers, Petit spent eight months in New York City planning
the execution of the coup. Aided by a team of friends and accomplices, Petit was faced with numerous
extraordinary challenges:He had to find a way to bypass the WTC's security;smuggle the heavy steel cable and
rigging equipment into the towers;pass the wire between the two rooftops;anchor the wire and tension it to
withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings. The rigging was done by night in complete secrecy. At
7:15 AM, Philippe took his first step on the high wire 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan.......