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

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A Walk to Remember  »

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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

Much of the movie's soundtrack includes music from the band Switchfoot, who at the time were really only recognized in their native San Diego, and in Contemporary Christian music circles. Mandy Moore was a huge fan of the band, and had a great deal of influence in their participation on the film. When they were approached to do the film however, the guys really had no idea who Moore was, and weren't familiar with her music (despite her status as a pop star with several hits on the charts). Once they came on board, they contributed four existing tracks to the soundtrack, plus lead singer Jon Foreman recorded a duet with Mandy Moore, "Someday We'll Know". Moore also sings a version of the Switchfoot song "Only Hope" during the play in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Jamie receives the paper from Landon to a star he had named for her, she is clearly holding the paper as she moves to sit down. As soon as she is seated, the paper is completely missing from the scene. (This is revealed by the director's commentary on the DVD.) See more »

Quotes

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

Features West Side Story (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Learning to Breathe
Written by Jon Foreman (as Jonathan Mark Foreman)
Performed by Switchfoot
Courtesy of Sparrow Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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This is NOT another teen movie!
24 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I read this book and it is SO good! It's not like other teen movies - and trust me I know, b/c I've seen them all! You shouldn't judge this movie before knowing what it's really about. Yes I know it's about people from opp. sides of the track and it seems so cliche, but there's so much more than that. And even though I don't like Mandy Moore, she's a great actress. Honestly! Much better than Britney. But anyway, this movie will make you cry and laugh and there is such a great message. It's about first loves and opening up to people, saying goodbye, miracles, growing apart, destiny, and letting yourself become something you never imagined, but it won't end the way you think it will. Besides, Shane West is hot. So why shouldn't you like this movie again? Oh, and go out and read some more of Nicholas Sparks books. They're a must read, trust me!


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