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Southbounders (2005)

A young woman attempts a "thru-hike" of the Appalachian Trail, the 2,170 mile footpath wandering the length of the Atlantic seaboard from Maine to Georgia.

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Olivia
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Rollin
Christopher McCutchen ...
Slackpack
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Frat Boy
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Toe Nail
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Joliette (as Wendy Edwards)
Jeremy Kaplan ...
Rip Cord
Rick Mahoney ...
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Fastwick
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A young woman attempts a "thru-hike" of the Appalachian Trail, the 2,170 mile footpath wandering the length of the Atlantic seaboard from Maine to Georgia.

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The director shot b-roll in all 14 states that comprise the Appalachian Trail. See more »

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(at around 4 mins) Olivia gets up from seat, but in the next shot she is back in her seat. See more »

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Rollin: Hike your own hike.
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A beautiful film
30 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story is simple, eloquent, and heartfelt. The subtle strength of the acting adds a truthful reality that is rarely found in films these days. There are no answers, no huge plot twists, no Hollywood hoopla ... it is simply a taste of three people's journey of self discovery ... and, the Appalachian Trail provides the perfect backdrop. This film captured it's mysterious allure, the painful determination, the thrown-together friendships, and the lonely hike. There's some romance (REAL life romance between Olivia and Rollin -- the kind that's messy, tentative, and confusing), some humor (provided quite wonderfully by the character of Slackpack), breathtaking scenery, and a "feel good" uplifting nature by the end. And the score rocks!!! Bravo!! I want more films like this!


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