A Walk to Remember (2002) Poster


The movie was shot in North Carolina; many of the sets were from the TV show Dawson's Creek (1998), particularly the school, the hospital and Landon's home.
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This movie was filmed in only thirty-nine days, despite the fact that they only had Mandy Moore for ten hours a day because she was still a minor.
Shane West loved the car he had in the movie so much that he actually bought the car; the price was only $5,000.
When Jamie gives Landon her mother's book, she says, "Don't worry, it's not a Bible." In the novel by Nicholas Sparks, Jamie does give him her mother's Bible which has her favorite passages underlined.
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 members really had no idea who Moore was and were not 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. In addition, 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.
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.
The inspiration for Jamie Sullivan's character and some of the events in the book/movie are from Nicholas Sparks' sister, Danielle Sparks Lewis (whom the book and movie are dedicated to).
The movie 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.
Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina at the same time as Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002).
The second film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, and the first to be rated PG.
Final film of Arlene Martel.
Jessica Simpson was considered for the role of Jamie Sullivan.
Jamie Sullivan was blonde in the novel.
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Director Cameo 

Adam Shankman: The nurse pushing Jamie out of the hospital room when she is discharged from the hospital for private home care.

Director Trademark 

Adam Shankman: [Singing] Jamie sings at the high school production.
Adam Shankman: [Character] Landon doing community service after getting into trouble.

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