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The Art of Travel -- After discovering his fiance is having an affair with his best friend, he heads off on his honeymoon alone. He meets a friendly couple who are planning a dangerous trip across the Darien Gap. Conner joins them for the quest of a lifetime.
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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Release Date:
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 effects editor
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
Location Management
Bernardo Kenny .... location manager
Music Department
Darren McKenzie .... music editor
Other crew
Iiario Ayastui .... production assistant: Panama
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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Filming in the jungle took place during the rainy season of August where it would rain at least three hours out of the day.See more »
[first lines]
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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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Not quite the magnificent seven, 29 January 2008
Author: johno-21 from United States

I recently saw this at the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Fesitval. Director/writer Thomas Whelan led a delegation from the film including co-writer Brian LaBelle and actors Christopher Masterson, Angelika Baran and Shalim Ortiz for an audience Q&A after the film. The audience at my screening seemed to really like this adventure-romance tale. Connor Layne (Christopehr Masterson) is a high school graduate, just graduated and accepted to Cal-Berkeley and on his wedding day, (that's right he's getting married at 18 and his fiancé isn't pregnant either) he suddenly and elaborately has a change in plans but decides to go off on a honeymoon of sorts anyway. A chance meeting in Nicaraugua with an adventurous couple Christopher (Johnny Messner) and his wife Darlene (Brooke Burns) finds him enlisted to take part in a grueling journey to set a record by crossing the 100 mile Darien Gap through a dangerous and primitive jungle in a jeep. Also in the crew are Shalim Ortiz as Carlos, Angelika Baran as Anna, James Duvall as Taylor and Jake Muxworthy as Justin. The adventure becomes a life-changing experience for the aspiring writer/adventurer Layne. Veteran actors Maria Conchita Alonso and Ernie Lively are wonderful in support roles as Layne's parents. The entire cast is good and it is beautifully photographed by cinematographer Lawson Derning. You have to suspend belief in the implausibilities and many holes in the story and 28 year old former Malcom in the Middle star Masterson seems a little worldly and long in the tooth for an 18 year old but that didn't stop people from enjoying it and Whelan is already thinking sequel. I spoke privately with Whelan after the Q&A and I brought up several things about the story that I didn't buy, all of which he was well aware of and was a real good sport and I wasn't offending him at all. The seven principal actors are a good cast and it's a feel-good kind of story but I can only muster up a 7 out of 10.

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