September 18, 2007

Into the Wild

Into The WildFreshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, 22 year-old Christopher McCandless (EMILE HIRSCH) instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people. Was Christopher McCandless a heroic adventurer or a naive idealist, a rebellious 1990s Thoreau or another lost American son, a fearless risk-taker or a tragic figure who wrestled with the precious balance between man and nature?

Each strand of his journey is woven into Sean Penn's screen adaptation of Jon Krakauer's acclaimed bestseller, Into the Wild, which is as much about the insatiable yearning for family, home and connection as it is the search for truth and happiness.

McCandless' quest took him from the wheat fields of South Dakota to a renegade trip down the Colorado River to the non-conformists' refuge of Slab City, California, and beyond. Along the way, he encountered a series of colorful characters at the very edges of American society who shaped his understanding of life and whose lives he, in turn, changed. In the end, he tested himself by heading alone into the wilds of the great North, where everything he had seen and learned and felt came to a head in ways he never could have expected.

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Release Dates:
September 21, 2007
Genre: Action-Adventure and Adaptation
Running Time: 140 min.
Director: Sean Penn
Writer(s): Sean Penn
Producer(s): Art Linson, William M. Pohlad, Sean Penn
Distributor: Paramount Vantage
Tagline: Your large adventure on Alaska.
MPAA Rating: R for language and some nudity.

Movie Casts:

Emile Hirsch - Christopher McCandless
Vince Vaughn - Wayne Westerberg
Dan Burch - Passerby
Brian Dierker - Rainey
Joe Dustin - The Beast
Zach Galifianakis - Kevin
Marcia Gay Harden - Billie McCandless
Cheryl Francis Harrington - Social Worker
Hal Holbrook - Ron Franz
William Hurt - Walt McCandless
John Jabaley - Announcer
Catherine Keener - Jan Burres
Kyle Kwon - Ted Turner
Thure Lindhardt - Thomas
Jena Malone - Carine McCandless
Robin Mathews - Gail Borah
Kathleen Mattice - College student
Parris Mosteller - Young boy (voice)
Signe Egholm Olsen - Thomas' girlfriend
Haley Ramm - Young Carine
J. Nathan Simmons - Tourist
Susan Spencer - Parent
Kristen Stewart - Tracy
Haley Sweet - Bank Teller
Bryce Walters - Chris McCandless at Age 4
Merritt Wever
Steven Wiig - Ranger Steve Koehler

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