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A Walk to Remember (2002)

The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

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Storyline

In Beaufort, North Carolina, a prank on a student goes terribly wrong and puts the student in the hospital. Landon Carter, a popular student with no defined plans for the future, is held responsible and forced to participate in after-school community service activities as punishment, which include starring as the lead in the school play. Also participating in these activities is Jamie Sullivan, the reverend's daughter who has great ambitions and nothing in common with Landon. When Landon decides he wants to take his activities seriously, he asks Jamie for help and begins to spend most of his time with her. But he starts to develop strong feelings for her, something he did not expect to do. The two start a relationship, much to the chagrin of Landon's old popular friends and Jamie's strict reverend father. But when a heart-breaking secret becomes known that puts their relationship to the test, it is then that Landon and Jamie realize the true meaning of love and fate. Written by Anonymous

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She didn't belong. She was misunderstood. And she would change him forever. See more »

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Drama | Family | Music | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some sensual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un amor para recordar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,177,488 (USA) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$41,227,069 (USA) (26 April 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The inspiration for Jamie Sullivan's character and some of the events in the book/movie are from Nicholas Sparks' sister, Danielle Sparks Lewis (whom the book and movie are dedicated to). See more »

Goofs

When they made the fliers, the body that they show has some clothes on, but on the other fliers, she doesn't have any clothes on (mentioned in DVD commentary: see trivia). See more »

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[first lines]
Dean: Is he here yet?
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: The 2016 Oscars (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Tapwater
Written by Rob Basile, Brett Kane, Levon Sultanian, Jason Radford, Christian Hernandez
Performed by Onesidezero
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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surprisingly good
28 January 2003 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

This movie doesn't have an original plot, but it is good because of the 2 leads give wonderful performances. Mandy Moore is especially good as the straight-laced preacher's daughter. And I liked how they showed the transformation of Shane West's character. It was very believable. Of course, the ending won't leave you dried-eyed. It's sad, but we get to witness a sort-of "miracle" as the film puts it of how a wayward teen turns his life around. The music was great too.

FINAL VERDICT: I definitely recommend this. It isn't just some teen movie. The film has depth and the acting is much better than you would expect.


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