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A Walk to Remember (2002)

 -  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

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Find out who you are and do it on purpose. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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

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25 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un amor para recordar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

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Pluto is much to faint to be seen with the small telescope that they use (minimum 18" necessary). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dean: Is he here yet?
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Only Hope
Written by Jon Foreman (as Jonathan Mark Foreman)
Performed by Mandy Moore
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A beautiful, powerful movie.
24 January 2002 | by (Carpenteria, CA) – See all my reviews

This film was such a wonderful surprise. While I was expecting a moderately lightweight piece of teen fare, the film came in with truly profound depth, impeccable performances, solid direction and good pacing through a difficult story. Mandy Moore is a certifiable superstar. And Shane West is really good, and a big surprise was Lauren German, who is not only a very good actress, but so beautiful it is pure joy to watch her. The religion elements of the story are effectively interlaced into the narrative without feeling like the viewer is being force-fed a theological viewpoint. And bring tissues- this one is a real tearjerker which leaves you feeling uplifted and optimistic.


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