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The Walk Movie Quotes

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The Walk movie quotes tell the true story of tight rope walker Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers in 1974. The 3D biographical drama was adapted into a screenplay by director Robert Zemeckis and Christopher Browne based off of the book Petit write titled To Reach the Clouds. The Walk opened in theaters on September 30, 2015.

In The Walk, French high wire artist Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) sees a newspaper clipping discussing the new Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and sees an opportunity. As he explains to love interest Annie Allix (Charlotte Le Bon), his dream in life is to string a wire between the buildings and walk across it.

So Philippe heads to New York where he assembles a team (including Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz and Steve Valentine) to help him make this dream a reality. But it's not just as simple as stringing a wire and walking across it. Philippe must deal with the logistics, the legalities and his own hesitations of doing something so dangerous--and potentially deadly--if he wants to succeed.

The Walk lights up theaters already showing a number of other great films such as The Martian, The Intern, Hotel Transylvania 2, Everest, Black Mass.
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    If This is Your Dream, You Must Do It

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    Philippe Petit: Two magnificent towers, 100 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower itself. What do you think?
    Annie Allix: I don't know, it looks so, so...
    Philippe Petit: Beautiful
    Annie Allix: Beautiful, yes, and dangerous and completely insane and you're a mad man.
    Philippe Petit: Yes, I am mad but this, this is my dream.
    Annie Allix: Then if this is your dream, you must do it.
    Philippe Petit: But even if everybody tells me I'm mad?
    Annie Allix: Well, you shouldn't care about what other people think.
    Philippe Petit: Okay, but I care about what you think.

    Seeing the World Trade Centers in a magazine inspires Philippe to set his sights, and his walks, higher than ever before. Love interest Annie thinks he is crazy, but also urges him to follow his heart to achieve his dreams.
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    Anything to Declare?

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    Customs Agent: Welcome to New York. Anything to declare?
    Philippe Petit: I'm going to hang a high wire between the two towers of the World Trade Center and walk on it.
    Customs Agent: Huh? Good luck!

    Upon arriving in New York, Philippe meets a customs agent and shares his ambitious plan. The agent blows it off but nothing about Philippe says he is kidding.
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    I'll Figure Out How to Get the Wire Across

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    Albert: I'll figure out how to get the wire across.

    Before Philippe can attempt his hire walk between the Twin Towers, he needs to figure out how to run a 450-pound wire between the two buildings. Luckily, Albert has an idea.
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    I Think We Should Wait

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    Albert: I think we should wait.
    Philippe Petit: No!

    When Philippe injures his foot by accidentally stepping on a nail, Albert urges him to postpone the walk until he heals. Philippe is not having any of that thought whatsoever.
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