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A Walk to Remember -- Love brings together what peer pressure and lifestyles seek to keep apart in this coming-of-age story based on the bestselling book.


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Writers (WGA):
Nicholas Sparks (novel)
Karen Janszen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 January 2002 (USA) See more »
Find out who you are and do it on purpose. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Purity and beauty for the traditional romantic. See more (958 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shane West ... Landon Carter

Mandy Moore ... Jamie Sullivan

Peter Coyote ... Reverend Sullivan

Daryl Hannah ... Cynthia Carter

Lauren German ... Belinda

Clayne Crawford ... Dean

Al Thompson ... Eric

Paz de la Huerta ... Tracie (as Paz De La Huerta)

Jonathan Parks Jordan ... Walker

Matt Lutz ... Clay Gephardt

David Andrews ... Mr. Kelly

David Lee Smith ... Dr. Carter
Xavier Hernandez ... Luis

Marisa Miller ... Ms. Garber
Paula Jones ... Sally

Erik Smith ... Eddie Zimmerhoff
Al Butler ... Security Guard
Seth Howard ... Maitre'd
Julia Ann West ... Church Lady
Frances E. Davis ... Housekeeper
Dean Mumford ... Policeman

Anne Fletcher ... School Play Dancer

Mervyn Warren ... Pianist
Robin Clark ... Choir Singer
Vivian Cherry ... Choir Singer

Arlene Martel ... Choir Singer (as Arlene Martell Martin)
Nikki Gregoreff ... Choir Singer (as Nikki Gregoroff)
Elaine Caswell ... Choir Singer
Diva Gray ... Choir Singer
Cassidy Ladden ... Choir Singer
Janie Barnett ... Choir Singer
Gordon Grody ... Choir Singer

Kevin Osborne ... Choir Singer
Jason Paige ... Choir Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles E. Bailey ... Dean's Dad (uncredited)

Sheila Brothers ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Kelly Cole Childers ... Do-Gooder (uncredited)

Jenny Gulley ... High School Student (uncredited)

Adam Shankman ... Medical Assistant (uncredited)
Ryan Sweeney ... High School Student (uncredited)
Chip Thomas ... Gangly Boy (uncredited)

Robert C. Treveiler ... Mr. Worth Carter (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Shankman 
Writing credits
Nicholas Sparks (novel)

Karen Janszen (screenplay)

Produced by
Denise Di Novi .... producer
E.K. Gaylord II .... executive producer
Bill Johnson .... executive producer
Casey La Scala .... executive producer
Hunt Lowry .... producer
Edward McDonnell .... executive producer (as Edward L. McDonnell)
Matthew Mizel .... associate producer
Original Music by
Mervyn Warren 
Cinematography by
Julio Macat (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Emma E. Hickox 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Barbara Cohen 
Production Design by
Doug Hall 
Art Direction by
Linwood Taylor 
Set Decoration by
Burton Rencher 
Costume Design by
Doug Hall 
Beverley Woods (co-costume designer)
Makeup Department
Coni Andress .... hair stylist
Gina Baran .... hair stylist
Teresa Foshee .... additional makeup artist (as Teresa Foschee)
Jeff Goodwin .... key makeup artist
JoJo Guthrie .... key hair stylist (as Jo Jo Guthrie)
Cable Hardin .... additional makeup artist
Rick Pour .... makeup assistant
Bernard Williams .... hair stylist
Jennifer Gonzales .... makeup artist: re-shoots (uncredited)
Production Management
Terra Abroms .... post-production supervisor (as Terra Mair Abroms)
Alison Greenspan .... executive in charge of production: DiNovi Pictures
Bill Johnson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy M. Bourne .... first assistant director
Timothy M. Bourne .... second unit director
J. David Brightbill .... second assistant director
Rudy A. Persico .... second second assistant director (as Rudy Persico)
Art Department
Charles Ashworth .... scenic stand-by
Courtney L. Bont .... art department assistant
E. Lawrence Brew .... set dresser (as Larry Brew)
Russ W. Cline .... propmaker (as Russ Wayne Cline)
Danielle Couture .... paint gang boss (as Danielle S. Couture)
Ron Dick .... propmaker
Peter J. Durand .... painter
Fonda Fisher .... set dresser (as Fonda C. Fisher)
Henry H. Gardner Jr. .... on-set dresser
Beejay Grob .... art department coordinator
Michael J. Hall .... construction coordinator (as Michael Hall)
George W. Harding III .... greensman (as George Harding III)
Kevin Hardison .... set designer
Carl Hector .... assistant greens
Nicole Heffernan .... stand-by greens
Charles Ingold .... propmaker
Isom Ison III .... propmaker
Michael James .... painter
Doug Kelejian .... property assistant
Bill King .... graphics designer
Danny Kiser .... general foreman
Andrea Levine .... property master
Allen Mansfield .... painter
Jeffrey L. McKay .... propmaker
Randall Milazzo .... assistant property master (as Randall R. Milazzo)
Debra Mills .... painter (as Debra B. Mills)
Rick Mobbs .... storyboard artist
Paul Oliver .... scenic supervisor (as Paul W. Oliver)
James F. Oñate .... scenic foreman
Michael Patrick .... propmaker
Wes Perry .... welder gang boss
Richard Pipkin .... construction gang boss
Sally L. Robison .... construction medic
'Jungle Jim' Shaughnessy .... leadman (as 'Jungle' Jim Shaughnessy)
Eric W. Skipper .... set dresser
Abbie-Stuart Todd .... buyer (as Abbie Stuart-Sinclair)
Stuart Ward .... utility
Shane Warnick .... assistant greens
E. Parker Webb .... set dresser (as Ernest Parker Webb)
Jim Wright .... propmaker
Sound Department
Paul Aronoff .... adr mixer
Ed Callahan .... sound editor
C. Douglas Cameron .... boom operator
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Ezra Dweck .... sound re-recording mixer
Will Files .... sound editorial production assistant (as William Files)
Avram D. Gold .... sound editor
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Peter Karam .... additional sound recordist
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Shawn Ian Kerkhoff .... assistant sound editor (as Shawn Ian Kerkoff)
Cliff Latimer .... supervising adr editor
Cliff Latimer .... supervising dialogue editor
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Michael A. Morongell .... sound re-recording engineer (as Mike Morongell)
Andy Peach .... sound recordist
Terry Rodman .... sound re-recording mixer
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Carl Rudisill .... sound mixer
Tony Shepherd .... additional sound recordist
Reuben Simon .... foley editor
Scott Solan .... utility cable
Jussi Tegelman .... sound editor
Eric Tomosunas .... adr mixer
David A. Whittaker .... supervising sound editor (as David Whittaker)
Richard Burnette .... mix facility coordinator (uncredited)
Robert Carr .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Diana Flores .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Chris Bennett .... special effects foreman
Patrick Tantalo .... special effects moldmaker (as Patrick A. Tantalo)
Kathleen Tonkin .... special effects coordinator
Tim Tonkin .... special effects technician
Robert Vazquez .... special effects supervisor (as Bob Vazquez)
Joey Jarman .... special effects designer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Steve Caldwell .... digital artist
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor
Edward Helmers .... digital artist
Shaina Holmes .... digital artist
L. Elizabeth Powers .... head digital artist (as Laurie Powers)
John Copeman .... stunt coordinator
Bob Fisher .... stunts
Dale Frye .... stunts
John Gilbert .... stunts
Kay Kimler .... stunts
Dino Muccio .... stunts
Willie E. Teacher .... stunts (as Willie Teacher)
Dean Mumford .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Aldridge .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Stacy Barnhill .... grip (as Stacy L. Barnhill)
Kent Eanes .... still photographer
Eddie Evans .... rigging key grip
Scott Frye .... grip
Hans Gelpke .... electrician
Mark Gilmer .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Gerald D. Hatchell .... rigging best boy grip (as Gerald Hatchell)
Billy Hendricks .... rigging gaffer (as Billy Bob Hendricks)
Josh Hendricks .... rigging electrician
Adam Hinson .... rigging best boy electric
Tony Jenzano .... video playback operator (as Tony Jenzano III)
Michael A. Jones .... best boy electric (as Michael Jones)
Michael Kelem .... aerial director of photography (as Michael Kellem)
Lee Korbutt .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Matt Malloy .... electrician (as Matthew Malloy)
Neal Norton .... Steadicam operator
Neal Norton .... camera operator: "a" camera
James H. Pair III .... crane grip (as James Pair III)
Cristiano Palermi .... electrician
Brian Powell .... electrician (as Brian L. Powell)
C. Alan Rawlins .... key grip (as Alan Rawlins)
Riko Schatke .... best boy grip
C. Ashley Sudge .... dolly grip (as Ashley Sudge)
Tommy Ray Sullivan .... director of photography: second unit (as Tommy Sullivan)
Tommy Ray Sullivan .... gaffer
Randy Tharpe .... grip
Jack Vollers .... electrician
Daniel Waller .... rigging electrician
Malcolm Warner Jr. .... electrician
Bo Webb .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
James Young .... electrician (as James D. Young)
Ched Beckwith .... video technician (uncredited)
Simon Carey .... electrician (uncredited)
Tommy Ray Sullivan .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sara Graves .... extras casting associate
Emily Young Keeley .... extras casting
Leanna Sheldon .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Mark Fincannon .... casting: North Carolina (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julian J. Filiberti .... key costumer (as Julian Filiberti)
Heather Hord .... seamstress
Rhea Lowenthal .... key costumer
Katrina Migliore .... set costumer
Cindy Retchin .... costume assistant
Beverley Woods .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Charise E. Angone .... assistant editor
Robert Berman .... associate editor
David Orr .... color timer
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter (as Theresa Mohammed)
James E. Wade .... post-production coordinator (as James Wade)
Greg Babor .... editorial production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Music Department
Debra Baum .... executive music producer (as Debra A. Baum)
Lisa Bauman-Wasiak .... music clearance
Jason L. Crumpler .... music playback operator
Audrey DeRoche .... score supervisor
Jon Leshay .... music supervisor (as John Leshay)
Forest Maready .... music playback operator (as Forrest Maready)
Jeremy Raub .... music editor
Fronzi Thornton .... vocal contractor (as Fonzi Thornton)
Frank Wolf .... score mixer
Frank Wolf .... score recordist
Adam Shankman .... executive soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
W.L. Barnhill .... driver: insert car
Randall Bowers .... driver
Joey Crumpton .... driver
Tina Del Castillo .... driver
Samuel J. Edwards .... driver
Robert Gillis .... transportation captain (as Robert A. Gillis II)
Alan Hilburn Jr. .... driver
Buckley Hubbard .... driver
James B. Long .... driver
Skip Long .... driver
John Alan Martin .... driver: insert car
Mary D. McNeill .... driver
Albert Mitchell .... driver (as Albert S. Mitchell Jr.)
Hector Pacheco .... driver
Pam Plummer .... driver
James W. Sidbury .... driver
Lee Siler .... transportation coordinator
Jesse Smith .... driver
Greg Stancil .... driver
Sonya Tomaro .... driver (as Sonya G. Tomaro)
Dan Winkowski .... driver
Other crew
Stephanie Adams .... teacher
Stephanie Adams .... welfare worker
Zana Aiken .... production assistant
Jeff L. Anderson .... production assistant
Eyal Axelrod .... assistant: Hunt Lowry
Greg Babor .... production assistant
Robert Brooke .... set medic (as Robert A. Brooke)
Richard Brooks Burton .... aerial technician (as Richard Burton)
Clay Cline .... water safety
Anthony Dillion .... catering assistant
Thomas C. Dolan .... set medic
Mark Dornfeld .... title designer
Martin Eckhardt .... stand-in: Shane West
Drake Elliott .... key set medic
John W. Ervin .... production assistant (as John W. Earvin Jr.)
Maureen Poon Fear .... assistant: Denise Di Novi
John Fox .... assistant: Casey La Scala
Victor M. Giarrusso .... production assistant (as Victor Giarusso)
Kristin Gomez .... accounting assistant (as Kristy Gomez)
AnaMarie C. Gonzaga .... production accountant (as Anamarie Gonzaga)
Reva Grantham .... craft service
Lisa Greenspan .... production coordinator
Joanne Guthrie .... production assistant
Courtney Harris .... stand-in: Mandy Moore
Carey-Leah Havrilko .... assistant: Edward L. McDonnell
Jonathan Heller .... head chef
Kimberly Helms Stewart .... production assistant (as Kimberly Helms-Capps)
Derek Herr .... video symphony artist
Afnahn Khan .... production assistant
Aileen Kiernan .... assistant: Hunt Lowry
Elizabeth Long .... assistant craft service
Eric Moon .... catering assistant
Rachel A. Nida .... production secretary
Jennifer Payson .... assistant: Bill Johnson (as Jennifer Tamez)
Donald R. Poush II .... second assistant accountant
Eric Rei .... catering assistant
Cindy Retchin .... production assistant
Bill Richards .... helicopter pilot
Deborah Ricketts .... stock footage researcher
Craig Rogers .... assistant location manager (as Craig M. Rogers)
Corrie Safris .... assistant: Bill Johnson
Rob Sanderson .... assistant: Doug Hall
Cameron Shirley .... production assistant
Eric Simkin .... production assistant
Ray Simm .... publicist
J. Bradley Smith .... location manager
Aaron Speiser .... acting coach: Mandy Moore
Alex Starke .... location assistant (as Alexander Starke)
Patricia Story .... publicist (as Pat Story)
Melinda Taksen .... script supervisor
Birdie Talanca .... payroll accountant
Jason Tamez .... assistant production coordinator
Donald Toth .... operator: Titan crane (as Donald J. Toth)
Jasmine Walter .... catering assistant
Jason Zorigian .... production assistant
Joan Zulfer .... first assistant accountant
Sally Ann Brooks .... adr voice (uncredited)
Afnahn Khan .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Ty Sears .... photo double (uncredited)
Jason Tamez .... production coordinator: re-shoots (uncredited)
André B. Walker .... stand-in: Al Thompson (uncredited)
Jimmy Everest .... in loving memory of
Daniel F. McComas .... special thanks
Danielle Sparks Lewis .... in loving memory of
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some sensual material
101 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Alberta/Ontario) | Finland:K-3 | France:U | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:I | Iceland:L | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 (original rating) | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | Peru:PT | Philippines:G | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:11 (video rating) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:PG | USA:PG

Did You Know?

The pictures of Jamie on the mantle of the fireplace in the Sullivan house are real pictures of Mandy Moore when she was a little girl.See more »
Continuity: When Landon goes after Dean in the cafeteria (after the flyers are passed around) Dean takes the paper and makes a crack about Jamie. Landon grabs the paper back from him but in the next shot when he shoves Dean, the paper is not in either of their hands.See more »
[first lines]
Dean:Is he here yet?
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Movie Connections:
References "Soul Train" (1971)See more »
Only HopeSee more »


What are the background musical numbers played throughout the movie?
What song is playing when Landon is driving back from his father's house?
What song is playing when Landon and Jamie are riding on the school bus back from tutoring?
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237 out of 265 people found the following review useful.
Purity and beauty for the traditional romantic., 28 June 2002
Author: uds3 from Longmont, Colorado

I don't know - I'm way too old for a middle life crisis, maybe its the onset of dementia, but this film really got to me. Never in all these years have I come across as beautiful and pure a character as Jamie Sullivan - and to think I gave MTV the flick whenever Britney-clone Miss Moore, started up her song of the month. Call it manipulative, unrealistic, contrived, saccharine, whatever your pleasure - but I absolutely lost my heart to Mandy Moore's character here. Perhaps the deep-rooted protective instinct in my nature, maybe a reminder of what I never found but always desired, but I would be lying if I did not admit to falling totally in love with Jamie, matter of fact that would be an understatement.

An impossible blend of strength, integrity, natural beauty, youth, feistiness, femininity and vulnerability - Mandy Moore delivered a performance so genuine and moving it totally stunned me. She was utterly spellbinding in every scene she was in - which was most of them. I thought her rendition of "Its gonna be love" during the school play was cinematic magic. She was for those moments, every man's dream and the epitome of virginal translucence.

I was impressed too with Shane West's performance who at times was so reminiscent of a young Kevin Bacon somewhere around his FOOTLOOSE days. At times I agree, the film seemed to be headed down THE MAJESTIC path of over-sentiment but I'm sorry guys, I don't care. So long as Jamie was on-screen ripping my emotions apart, the rest really didn't matter! What a stunning performance from so young a girl with barely any acting experience. The mere fact that this flick has pulled an everage user rating of 6.6 would suggest a LOT of people liked it. It blows LOVE STORY totally out of the water. On reflection, it is the film's very simplicity, lack of pretension and strong supporting actors that serves it so very well.

By the way, it does so help being a hopeless romantic!

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