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.
Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.Written by
Sean Penn waited ten years to make the film to make sure he had the approval from the McCandless family. See more »
When Chris is driving the combine in the wheat field and shoveling grain out of the truck, his boss is talking about wheat and the price of the wheat, presumably the wheat they are unloading, Chris is, in fact, shoveling corn. See more »
I read the book in 1996. Like others, it moved me profoundly. I created a series of prints of my interpretation of Chris. I haven't read the book since.
This film transported me right back to the spirit that Krakauer brought to life in the book. I spent a few years traveling alone from 1994-1996. This film reminded my why I left and why I returned. Ten years later, all grown up with all the crap, I'm haunted again by Chris. What a well done job.
Thank you Sean & John. You did it right.
By the way, try to catch Holly Figueroa's song "Dream in Red" inspired by Into The Wild.
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