Into the Wild

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  148 min.
Release Date: September 28, 2007 (limited)
DVD: March 4, 2008

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Cast: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, Hal Holbrook


Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, 22-year-old top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsh) abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and 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 naïve idealist, a rebellious 1990s Thoreau or another lost American son, a fearless risk-taker or a tragic figure who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature?

Based on a true story and the bestselling book by Jon Krakauer.

Director: Sean Penn
Studio: Paramount Vantage
Producer(s): Sean Penn, David Silverman, Bill Pohlad
Screenplay: Sean Penn
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