R | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
According to the DVD commentary, the moose Christopher killed in the film was actually road kill found on a highway.
Mom! Mom! Help me.
In the graduation scene at Emory, a female graduate is moving through a row of graduates to take her seat. In her hand is a small silver cell phone. In the row in front of her was another female graduate talking on a small cell phone. This technology was not available in 1990.
The opening title is shown as part of Chris's journal's writings.
$212,440 (USA) (21 September 2007)
$18,352,454 (USA) (21 March 2008)
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