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The Art of Travel -- High school grad. Conner Layne is about to marry his first love, but when wedding plans fail, he goes solo on his honeymoon to Central America, finding adventure with a ragtag group of foreigners who attempt to cross the Darien Gap in record time.


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Brian LaBelle (writer)
Thomas Whelan (writer)
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2 September 2008 (USA) See more »
The art of travel is to deviate from the current plan.
High school grad. Conner Layne is about to marry his first love, but when wedding plans fail, he goes solo on his honeymoon to Central America... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Christopher Masterson ... Conner Layne

Brooke Burns ... Darlene Loren

Johnny Messner ... Christopher Loren

James Duval ... Taylor 'One Ball'

Jake Muxworthy ... Justin 'Two Dogs'

Shalim Ortiz ... Carlos 'Bullet'

Angelika Libera ... Anna 'G-Spot' (as Angelika Baran)

Bijou Phillips ... Christina Layne

Ernie Lively ... Mr. Layne

Maria Conchita Alonso ... Mrs. Layne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alexandra Breckenridge ... Kate (as Alex Breckenridge)

Frank Califano ... Priest
Annie Huntley ... Sandra
Brian LaBelle ... Traveler 2

Tommy Savas ... Travis

Silvia Spross ... Vopka

Danny Trejo ... Limo Driver

Directed by
Thomas Whelan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian LaBelle  writer
Thomas Whelan  writer

Produced by
Emyr G. Graciano .... producer
Kyle Dean Jackson .... post-production producer
Kyle Dean Jackson .... producer
Brian LaBelle .... producer
Corey Large .... executive producer
Carol Masterson .... producer
Christopher Masterson .... producer
Alan Pao .... executive producer
Alan Pao .... post-production producer
Kathy Sunshine Soler .... assistant producer
Thomas Whelan .... producer
Original Music by
Steve Bartek 
Cinematography by
Lawson Deming 
Film Editing by
Yesenia Higuera 
Production Design by
Jennifer Williams 
Art Direction by
Jennifer Williams 
Costume Design by
Holly Hill 
Makeup Department
Luis Alberto Fandino .... makeup artist: Panama
Laura Garrett .... makeup artist
Production Management
Abner Benaim .... unit production manager: Panama
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian LaBelle .... second unit director
Pat McConville .... second assistant director
Sidell McConville .... second second assistant director (as Sidell Chase)
Art Department
Carlton Jordan .... assistant art director
Victor Villarreal .... assistant art director
Victor Villarreal .... production designer: Panama
Sound Department
James Barth .... dialogue editor
Miriam Cole .... audio post coordinator
Gary Day .... sound recordist
Casey A. Fife .... sound designer
Casey A. Fife .... sound effects editor
Leobardo Ledon .... adr recordist
Leobardo Ledon .... foley recordist
Sam C. Lewis .... adr recordist
Michael J. McDonald .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael McDonald)
Michael J. McDonald .... supervising sound editor (as Michael McDonald)
Manuel Mendoza .... sound effects editor
G.W. Pope III .... foley artist
G.W. Pope III .... sound editor
G.W. Pope III .... sound effects editor
Todd Smith .... foley recordist
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
Carlos Beto Urriola .... boom operator: Panama
Brad Whitcanack .... sound designer (sound designer)
Special Effects by
Mark Fenlason .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Kenneth Armstrong .... digital effects artist
G. Peter King .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Kimberly Culotta .... second assistant camera
Leah Demo .... assistant camera
Oscar Jimenez .... grip: Panama
Efrain Laguna .... key grip: Panama
Robert Lam .... assistant camera: re-shoots
Mario Marinez .... electrician: Panama
Jay Muranaka .... electrician
Ivan Vatez Rodriguez .... gaffer
Hasan Schahbaz .... key grip
José Tuñón B. .... grip: Panama
Conner Vandeer .... Steadicam operator
Editorial Department
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... on-line editor
Narbeh Tatoussian .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Darren McKenzie .... music editor
Other crew
Iiario Ayastui .... production assistant: Panama
Bernardo Kenny .... location manager
Oscar O. Olmos .... set medic: Panama
David Sauceda .... production assistant: Panama
Matias Slupski .... production assistant: Panama
Gaspar Villarreal .... production assistant: Panama
Victor Villarreal .... gun wrangler: Panama

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Rated R for language and some nudity
100 min
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Thomas Whelan and Brian LaBelle had worked on the TV show Malcolm in the Middle and met actor Christopher Kennedy Masterson while working there.See more »
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Title Card:Do not go where the path might lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Immature production with few saving virtues, 4 December 2009
Author: rationalist47 from United States

This film is composed of elements that appeal to me but I was disappointed. The acting is journeyman quality and the cinematography is professional. The story is generally juvenile and poorly detailed, with some exceptions. Those good scenes made viewing less painful. The plot development tries, but fails to achieve a coherence and fails to allow the characters to become real. This leaves the movie as an 18 year old's fantasy of what he could do if he left his home town in anger and embarrassment and had hot chicks falling for him through a series of adventures while traveling on money provided by a cool dad living vicariously. The young hero accomplishes nothing on his own merit except for saving the trans-Darien expedition from a guerrilla band in a scene that rings so phony it would have worked better as a dream sequence. This is not a retelling of the universal stories of transformation through adversity or rites of passage. Although the central character grows a beard and looks older by the end of the movie he has not matured. Likewise, decent acting and production values have not created a mature or compelling film.

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