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.

Distribution

Vanguard International Cinema, Inc., Newport Plaza, 1901 Newport Blvd., Ste. 225, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2289, Phone: (949)258-2000, Toll-free: 800-218-7888, Fax: (949)258-2010, URL: http://www.vanguard-cinema.com

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

Cast and Crew

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

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