1974 News Report on Philippe Petit's High-Wire Walk Between the Twin Towers

CBS Evening News reports on Philippe Petit's daring high-wire stroll across the World Trade Center. An arresting officer shares his amazement in witnessing the once-in-a-lifetime feat. Petit is then questioned as to why he performed the stunt. "There is no why," revealed Petit. "When I see a beautiful place to put my wire, I cannot resist." Related Article: The Walk: History vs. Hollywood

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Experience the fact-based story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who attempted to cross between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays Philippe Petit in a Robert Zemeckis film. The movie chronicles Petit's illegal 1974 wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. He had to overcome close calls and obstacles to beat the system and execute his high-risk plan.

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