The Climb (1998)

02/18/1999 (US) Drama 1h 34m
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Baltimore, 1959. Danny's dad is the only man in the neighborhood who didn't fight in World War II. Danny, who's 12, gets teased and folks make nasty cracks about cowards. An old radio tower on a nearby hill is about to be torn down, and Danny decides to climb it to prove his courage. Help comes from an aging neighbor, Old Man Langer, a former construction foreman who's dying of cancer and wants Danny to help him commit suicide. Langer rigs pulleys and weights to help the lad make the climb. Meanwhile, an aggressive and angry neighbor (an army vet) regularly gets drunk and shoots off his rifle, and Danny's dad must confront him. It all comes to a head one stormy night.

  1. Bob Swaim


  2. Vince McKewin


Top Billed Cast

  1. John Hurt

    John Hurt

    Chuck Langer

  2. Gregory Smith

    Gregory Smith

    Danny Himes

  3. David Strathairn

    David Strathairn

    Earl Himes

  4. Stephen McHattie

    Stephen McHattie

    Jack McLaskin

  5. Seth Smith

    Andy Sweeney

  6. Sarah Buxton

    Sarah Buxton

    Ruth Langer

  7. Marla Sokoloff

    Marla Sokoloff

    Leslie Himes

  8. Matthew Ness

    Wayne Barto

  9. Michael Saccente

    Michael Saccente

    Ed Langer

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The Climb

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Original Language English

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