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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


Find out who you are and do it on purpose. 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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Did You Know?


Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina at the same time as Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) See more »


When Landon and Jamie are setting up the telescope to look at Pluto, what should be Jamie or Landon's hand is the hand of an older man. See more »


[first lines]
Dean: Is he here yet?
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Someday We'll Know
Written by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Debra Holland
Performed by Mandy Moore and Jonathan Foreman
Mandy Moore appears courtesy of Epic Records
Jonathan Foreman appears courtesy of Sparrow Records
Instrumental portion performed by New Radicals (as The New Radicals), courtesy of
MCA Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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