The Walk

Factual error: When Philippe Petit and his friends leave the Chinese restaurant after celebrating his walk, the subway station behind them shows signs for the J, M and Z trains. The scene takes place in 1974, but the Z train did not exist until 1988.

Continuity mistake: When Joseph Gorden-Levitt is performing his street act in Paris, somebody drops a jaw-breaker candy into his hat instead of money. He removes the jaw-breaker, performs some sleight-of-hand with it for the entertainment of the crowd, then deftly drop-kicks the candy into his mouth and bites down on it hard on the right side. It breaks his tooth and he immediately goes to the dentist; but he is clutching the left side of his face, instead of the right side.

Charles Austin Miller

Factual error: The delivery van bringing gear for the walk has a 718 area code on it. That area code did not exist until 1984.


Petit's Mother: Edmond, could we reconsider... give him one more chance?
Petit's Mother: No, the carrots are cooked.

Papa Rudy: Most wire walkers, they die when they arrive. They think they have arrived... But they are still on the wire. If you have three steps to do, and if you do those steps arrogantly... if you think you are invincible... You are going to die.

Philippe Petit: I find myself in the middle of the wire. And I feel the void. And although a wire-walker should never look down... I do. And it was... It was beautiful. It was calm and beautiful, and serene, and "not-dangerous."


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