The Walk

Synopsis: 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, b
Director(s): Robert Zemeckis
Production: Sony Pictures
  3 wins & 17 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

"Compliment?" What's that?

A compliment is a silent message,

an order to the audience to pay attention.

And after the performance, a compliment

is also an offering of gratitude.

A salute.



Okay, okay, okay, okay.

No, Philippe.

That was terrible.

You're doing too much. Eh?

Do nothing. Now, try again.

No! I said, "Do nothing!"

You're still doing too much!

You look like a coward.

The audience must always feel

you are in control.

Stop trying so hard! Huh?

Do nothing. Do it again.

Ah! Where's your respect? You didn't do


But you said to do nothing!

Do nothing on the outside. Hmm.

On the inside, in your

heart, you must salute.

"In my heart?"

What the hell are you talking about?

But the performer must have

an honest respect

and gratitude for the audience.

But why should I respect the audience?

It is me on the wire.

You will salute the

audience and pay respect!

There is no show

without an audience!

Unless you understand that,

you will never perform in circus.

Good, okay, me,

I don't want to perform in the circus.

I am not some ridiculous circus clown.

I am an artist!

So, just like that,

Papa Rudy threw my artistic little ass

out into the street.

And, a short time later...

You waste your life

with your stupid circus tricks!

Wire-walking won't put bread

on your table!

Could we give him

one last chance?


The carrots are cooked.

That's right! The carrots are cooked!


The carrots were cooked.

There was nothing left to do.

So, I set off on my way.

I didn't even know what I was looking for,

but I figured I might find it in Paris.

And you want to travel with...

I had a great thing going,

until you showed up.

Can you hear me now?

A mime who speaks?

I'm not a mime.

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Robert Zemeckis

Robert Lee Zemeckis is an American filmmaker and screenwriter. Zemeckis is credited as one of the greatest "visual storytellers" in filmmaking and is a pioneer of visual effects. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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