THE WALK tells the story of high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s as he and his accomplices device a plan to infiltrate the Twin Towers of The World Trade Center to accomplish his amazing stunt.
Twelve people have walked on the moon. Only one has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), is aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, who overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the master 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 genuine big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds.
Before THE WALK hits theaters on IMAX 3d September 30th, and in theaters everytwhere October 9th, let’s remember some additional films based on true stories!
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
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After a brilliant but asocial mathematician, John Nash, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
A younger rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make the most of what could be his final opportunity but his problems around gives him doubts.