He walked a high-wire between the Twin Towers. Now Philippe Petit, author of "Man on Wire," braves a visit with Stephen Colbert himself. watch
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This documentary explores Philippe Petit's preparations for historically walking across a high wire between New York's Twin Towers.
On August 7, 1974, A young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. This documentary incorporates Petit's footage to show the numerous extraordinary challenges he faced in completing the artistic crime of the century.
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He walked a high-wire between the Twin Towers. Now Philippe Petit, author of "Man on Wire," braves a visit with Stephen Colbert himself.
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