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.
Jim Gallien, the Alaskan who gave Chris the rubber boots in the opening scene, plays himself.
Mom! Mom! Help me.
When Christopher abandons his car, he removes the license plates, VA UW4-924, and throws them away. A few scenes later, when the parents decide to make a surprise trip to Atlanta, that license number is on the family car.
The opening title is shown as part of Chris's journal's writings.
$212,440 (USA) (23 September 2007)
$18,352,454 (USA) (23 March 2008)
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