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.
When Chris is working at Burger King, the logo for the restaurant is a design that did not appear until 1999.
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)