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When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

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Tim Naughton (as Jonathan C. Daly)
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Gary Mannheim
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Don Proctor
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Cheryl's Co-Worker
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Walter's Dad
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Storyline

The manager of the negative assets sector of Life magazine, Walter Mitty, has been working for sixteen years in the magazine and has a tedious life, not going anywhere but from his home to his job and vice-versa. He is an escapist, daydreaming into a world of fantasy many times a day. Walter has a crush on the recently hired Cheryl Melhoff but he is too shy to invite her on a date and he is trying to contact her through via online dating. The magazine is preparing to release its last printed edition and the loathsome manager of transition Ted Hendricks is preparing an inevitable downsizing over the next few days. Walter has been the liaison between the magazine and the mysterious independent photographer Sean O'Connell that has sent to him a package of negatives and a wallet as a gift for his work. Sean also suggests to the senior management the use of negative 25 for the cover of the last edition. However Walter cannot find the negative that is missing. Walter has no means to contact... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Stop dreaming. Start living.


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Rated PG for some crude comments, language and action violence | See all certifications »

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25 December 2013 (USA)  »

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La increíble vida de Walter Mitty  »

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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,000,000 (USA) (27 December 2013)

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$58,229,120 (USA) (4 April 2014)
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Trivia

When the boat lands in Iceland, two of the crewmen encourage Walter to run to the only bicycle available as a group of "horny Chileans" are also competing for the bicycle in order to go to a strip club. In 2010, Iceland's parliament passed a ban on strip clubs. The law made stripteases illegal in addition to banning any club from making a profit based on an employee's nudity. See more »

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When Walter jumps from the helicopter into the ocean, the water is so cold (around 2 Celsius), he would have suffered from hypothermia in less 45 seconds and would have drowned before he could be rescued.

A person can remain conscious for nearly 15 minutes in water at 2 Celsius and survive for nearly 45 minutes - provided they do not suffer cardiac arrest on immersion, that is. See more »

Quotes

Ted Hendricks: Oh, hey, welcome... wait, sorry, not welcome. Not an employee.
Walter Mitty: Sorry. This is the picture Sean wanted, 25. You have two days to print for cover. Here's your quintessence.
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The making and authorized distribution of this film supported over 15,000 jobs and involved hundreds of thousands of work hours. See more »

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Referenced in Film 2014: Episode dated 17 December 2013 (2013) See more »

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Don't You Want Me
Written by Phil Oakey, Philip Adrian Wright (as Philip Wright), and Jo Callis
Courtesy of Duke Bojadziev Productions
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25 December 2013 | by (Salt Lake City) – See all my reviews

One really has to wonder what the professional reviewers are really thinking. We looked over the family movie list and barely decided to go to this one based on lackluster reviews. Six out of six of us REALLY liked it and found it deep and entertaining, and easy to watch. By all means, if you are looking to enjoy a movie, go see this one.

If you are looking for a connection to the original story, the connection happens during the first 45 minutes and then seems to go in its own direction. Big deal. The movie moves through characters development, plot lines, and geographies smoothly, and does not reveal its final hand until the end.


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I don't get the #25 thing. Why was the photo lost? stefan-219-153605
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