Man on Wire 2008

James Marsh

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century."

Runtime: 2 hours




  • Robert Sciglimpaglia Pedestrian / Ford Mustang Driver (uncredited)
  • Joel Ney 1970s Police Officer #1 (uncredited)
  • Laurence Gates Dentist (uncredited)
  • Megan Delay The Admirer - Drama Reconstructions
  • David Roland Frank Alan - Drama Reconstructions (as David Frank)
  • Shawn Dempewolff-Barrett David - Drama Reconstructions (as Shawn Dempewolff)
  • Philippe Petit Himself
  • Jean François Heckel Himself (as Jean-François Heckel)
  • Jean-Louis Blondeau Himself
  • Annie Allix Herself
  • David Forman Himself
  • Alan Welner Himself
  • Mark Lewis Himself
  • Barry Greenhouse Himself (as N. Barry Greenhouse)
  • Jim Moore Himself
  • Guy F. Tozzoli Himself (as Guy Tozzoli)
  • Paul McGill Philippe - Drama Reconstructions
  • David Demato Jean-Louis - Drama Reconstructions
  • Ardis Campbell Annie - Drama Reconstructions
  • Aaron Haskell Jean-François - Drama Reconstructions


  • Philippe Petit


  • Maureen A. Ryan
  • Andrea Meditch
  • Jonathan Hewes
  • Victoria Gregory
  • Nick Fraser
  • Liz Fay
  • Simon Chinn