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 Chris is viewing the buildings of downtown L.A., a Union Bank of California building is shown. Union Bank of California was formed in 1996, while the film depicts events from 1992.
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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