The Climb Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Climb the Movie

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In late '50s Baltimore, 12-year-old Danny (Smith) is the target of bullies and humiliated by the fact that his dad Earl (Strathairn) is accused of cowardice because he's not a vet. So Danny decides to prove his own courage by climbing the local, soon-to-be-demolished 203-foot radio tower. Danny is unexpected aided by his crochety neighbor, Chuck Langer (Hurt), a hard-drinking grump dying of cancer. But when Danny gets into trouble, it's his dad who comes to the rescue. Nostalgic family fare.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 94 minutes.
Originally from French, New Zealand.

Cast and Crew

Period Piece: 1950s, Baltimore, Dads
Vince McKewin
Gregory Edward Smith, John Hurt, David Strathairn, Stephen McHattie, Seth Smith, Sarah Buxton
Allen Guilford
Bob Swaim
Greco Casadeus

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