About

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, 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.

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Directed by

Sean Penn

Written by

Sean Penn (Screenplay)
Jon Krakauer (Book)

Runtime

148 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Into the heart. Into the soul.

Cast

Keywords

biography parent child relationship camping based on a true story wilderness journey self-discovery alaska

Photos

Lists

#180 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#473 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#518 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Hal Holbrook

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Film Editing Jay Cassidy