The Climb (1996)

The Climb
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 34mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
John Hurt Actor Chuck Langer 1 1000001
Gregory Smith Actor Danny Himes 1 1000002
David Strathairn Actor Earl Himes 1 1000003
Matthew Ness Actor n/a 1 1000004
Stephen McHattie Actor n/a 1 1000005
Seth Smith Actor n/a 1 1000006
Sarah Buxton Actor n/a 1 1000007
Marla Sokoloff Actor n/a 1 1000008
Bob Swaim Director n/a 2 2000001
Mark McClafferty Producer n/a 3 3000001
Pamela Edwards McClafferty Producer n/a 3 3000002
Tom Parkinson Producer n/a 3 3000003
Mark McClafferty Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Robert Rea Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Michael Fisher Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Vince McKewin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Alan Robinson Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Allen Guilford Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Marie-Sophie Dubus Editor n/a 172 7000001
Greco Casadeus Music n/a 120781 8000001
Kim Sinclair Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Kirsty Clayton Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Adrianna Tuscia Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Mary Margiotta Casting n/a 179 10000001
Karen Margiotta Casting n/a 179 10000002
Pauline Bowkett Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Tony Johnson Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Synopsis
After being bullied by the neighborhood kids and his demanding father, 12-year-old Danny decides he will climb the 203-foot radio tower--due to be demolished--in order to prove his mettle. Several previous attempts to climb the tower have resulted in serious accidents. Danny finds an ally in the hard drinking an ill-tempered Mr. Langer who helps him construct a pully system with ropes, rocks, and a parachute. Danny gets closer to the top that any of his adversaries but his pully system falters, causing his dad to come to his rescue and to subsequently redeem himself in his son's eyes.