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 kayaks under the railroad bridge, BNSF engines are pulling the train. BNSF did not exist until the merger of Burlington Northern and Santa Fe railroads in 1995.
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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