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A Walk to Remember (2002)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 January 2002 (USA)
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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$110,657 (Japan) (17 January 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


It was originally intended to be a PG-13 movie, which included a naked version of the picture that featured Jamie's head and a model's body. The copy that is actually shown is the only one that was edited to show her with clothes. All the copies that the characters in the cafeteria have are the naked versions. See more »


When Eric comes to visit Landon, the stereo on the stool goes from being straight, to angled, then back to straight again. See more »


[first lines]
Dean: Is he here yet?
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References Soul Train (1971) See more »


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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A great tear jerker, and Mandy Moore's best film.
17 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

What can I say? it's one of my favorite movies. It has everything: love, romance, action, sorrow, and happiness. Shane West and Mandy Moore have wonderful chemistry together, and it shows. It makes you feel like you want to become a better person, and not be so selfish, self-centered, and makes you realize that there more important things in life.

Another reason why it's such a great movie is because you see the transition of someone who I guess you can say was "heading on the wrong path" given another chance to make something out of themselves, and that makes you feel good. You have to give a lot of credit to the young main actors in the film (Mandy Moore and Shane West) they did a great job for both of them just starting their movie careers only a couple of years ago.

Although for anyone that has actually read the book, like myself, you catch a lot of the differences between the book and the movie, and in your own way you can note what could have made the film a lot better than how good it was. This was definitely Mandy Moore's best movie, and think it left a big positive mark for her in having a acting career. I undoubtedly give this movie 4 1/2 stars out 5.

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