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.
Sean Penn once envisioned Leonardo DiCaprio as Christopher McCandless and Marlon Brando as Ron Franz when he first became interested in making the film.
Mom! Mom! Help me.
Carine describes that she knew what Chris was doing by getting away after spending four years in college. However, the regalia Chris was wearing at the graduation ceremony is that of someone receiving a master's degree, which would normally require at least another year of coursework.
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)