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Into the Wild
Action/Adventure, Drama
Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, 22 year-old Christopher McCandless 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 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? 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. Rated R for language and some nudity.
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, Vince Vaughn, Cheryl Francis Harrington, Zach Galifianakis
Produced by: David Blocker
Directed by: Sean Penn
Written by: Sean Penn, Jon Krakauer
Running time: 2hr 27min
Opens: Oct 19, 2007 Nationwide
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