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The Climb (1997)

PG-13
98 min | Drama

Chuck Langer (Sir John Hurt), a crusty old civic engineer, has an arsenal full of memories. With irreverent wit, he rattles on, in his irascible humorous style, burning his spicy stories into the imagination of a young neighbor kid, Danny ...See moreChuck Langer (Sir John Hurt), a crusty old civic engineer, has an arsenal full of memories. With irreverent wit, he rattles on, in his irascible humorous style, burning his spicy stories into the imagination of a young neighbor kid, Danny Himes (Gregory Smith). Danny is a gifted, spirited athlete with something to prove. Worldly, old man Langer has turned his back on proving anything at all. It's post World War II. Danny's father, Earl (David Strathairn), did not serve in the military and is considered a coward. Danny excels to overcome his father's reputation while Earl is actually more a man than the town knows. "You don't smoke, you don't drink, and you don't screw. What kind of man are you anyway?" old man Langer asks Danny. The more appropriate question is: "What kind of men are they?" See less
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Feb 18, 1999 (United States)

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16 cast members
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John Hurt
Chuck Langer Chuck Langer   See fewer
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Gregory Smith
Danny Himes Danny Himes   See fewer
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David Strathairn
Earl Himes Earl Himes   See fewer
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Stephen McHattie
Jack McLaskin Jack McLaskin   See fewer
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Seth Smith
Andy Sweeney Andy Sweeney   See fewer
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Sarah Buxton
Ruth Langer (as Sarah G. Buxton) Ruth Langer (as Sarah G. Buxton)   See fewer
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Marla Sokoloff
Leslie Himes Leslie Himes   See fewer
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Matthew Ness
Wayne Barto Wayne Barto   See fewer
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Michael Saccente
Ed Langer Ed Langer   See fewer
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Tina Regtien
Eileen Barto Eileen Barto   See fewer
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Oliver Hodges
Tommy Sweeney Tommy Sweeney   See fewer
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Michael Galvin
Father Cronin Father Cronin   See fewer
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Nigel Godfrey
Langer's Doctor Langer's Doctor   See fewer
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Dave Perrett
Joe Grace Joe Grace   See fewer
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Peter Rowley
Rules Rhodes Rules Rhodes   See fewer
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Richard Cox
Storeman Storeman   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 350 votes