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.
During one of the scenes where Christopher is living near the Salton Sea and training, a portion of a bounce-board reflector can clearly be seen in the reflection of one of the windows of Hal Holbrook's vehicle, as Hal watches him from below.
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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