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Into the Wild -- After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters
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Into the Wild -- After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters
Into the Wild -- After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters

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Writers (WGA):
Sean Penn (screenplay)
Jon Krakauer (book)
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Release Date:
19 October 2007 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Into the heart Into the soul See more »
Plot:
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 25 wins & 72 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Emile Hirsch ... Chris McCandless

Marcia Gay Harden ... Billie McCandless

William Hurt ... Walt McCandless

Jena Malone ... Carine McCandless / Additional Narrator

Brian H. Dierker ... Rainey (as Brian Dierker)

Catherine Keener ... Jan Burres

Vince Vaughn ... Wayne Westerberg

Kristen Stewart ... Tracy Tatro

Hal Holbrook ... Ron Franz
Jim Gallien ... Jim Gallien
James O'Neill ... Graduation Reader (as James J. O'Neill)
Malinda McCollum ... Waitress
Paul Knauls ... Building Manager

Zach Galifianakis ... Kevin
Craig Mutsch ... Wayne's Crew #1
Jim Beidler ... Wayne's Crew #2
John Decker ... Hutterite #1
John Hofer ... Hutterite #2
Jerry Hofer ... Hutterite #3
Terry Waldner ... Hutterite #4

Robin Mathews ... Gail Borah
Candice Campos ... Bar Girl
Steven Wiig ... Lee's Ferry Ranger

Thure Lindhardt ... Mads

Signe Egholm Olsen ... Sonja
Floyd Wall ... Man in Phone Booth
Bryce Walters ... Chris McCandless - age 4
Jim Davis ... Immigration Officer

Cheryl Francis Harrington ... Social Worker

R.D. Call ... Bull

Haley Ramm ... Carine McCandless - age 11

Merritt Wever ... Lori
Everett 'Insane Wayne' Smith ... Insane Cain
John Jabaley ... Announcer
Leonard Knight ... Leonard Knight
Matt Contreras ... Book Shopper #1
Denise Sitton ... Book Shopper #2

Bart the Bear ... Bear
Sharon Olds ... Additional Narrator (voice)
Carine McCandless ... Additional Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Burch ... Passerby (uncredited)
Joe Dustin ... The Beast (uncredited)

Golbon Eghtedari ... Graduate (uncredited)
Alvin Ellie ... Homeless Patron (uncredited)

Caroline Gelabert ... Graduating Billie McCandless (uncredited)
Geri Gilmore ... Old Lady Tourist (uncredited)
Paul Haasch ... Trail Guide (uncredited)

Aaron Wayne Hill ... Big Wheel Boy (uncredited)
Timothy Levine ... Atlanta Braves fan (uncredited)

Mad Martian ... Guy At Bar (uncredited)

Parris Mosteller ... Young Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Rocky Self ... Punk Rocker (uncredited)

J. Nathan Simmons ... Tourist (uncredited)

Susan Spencer ... Parent (uncredited)
Haley Sweet ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Edward Tubbs ... Brown Bronco Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Sean Penn 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Sean Penn (screenplay)

Jon Krakauer (book)

Produced by
David Blocker .... executive producer
Frank Hildebrand .... executive producer
John J. Kelly .... executive producer
Art Linson .... producer
Sean Penn .... producer
Bill Pohlad .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Brook 
Kaki King 
Eddie Vedder 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Gautier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jay Cassidy 
 
Casting by
Francine Maisler 
 
Production Design by
Derek R. Hill  (as Derek Hill)
 
Art Direction by
John Richardson 
Domenic Silvestri 
 
Set Decoration by
Danielle Berman 
Christopher Neely 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Claire Hannan 
 
Makeup Department
Beatrice De Alba .... hair stylist: Ms. Harden & Ms. Keener
Sterfon Demings .... hair department head
Stephanie Fajardo .... hair stylist
Bonni Flowers .... additional makeup artist
April Hutchinson .... key makeup artist
Robin Mathews .... makeup artist: Mr. Hirsch
Robin Mathews .... makeup department head
Tina Sims .... hair stylist
Mike Smithson .... makeup artist
Doreen Vantyne .... key hair stylist
Amanda Williams .... assistant hair stylist
Molly Craytor .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Stephanie June Johnson .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Robin Schmitt .... additional make up artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Craig Ayers .... production supervisor
Iram Collantes .... production supervisor
Meg Halsey .... assistant production supervisor
John J. Kelly .... unit production manager
Tim Pedegana .... post-production supervisor
Haley Sweet .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brinton Bryan .... second unit director
Ian Calip .... second second assistant director: South Dakota
Dylan Hopkins .... second assistant director
John R. Saunders .... second second assistant director
David J. Webb .... first assistant director (as David Webb)
 
Art Department
Kenny Abney .... construction coordinator: re-shoots
Jacob Alsbrook .... set dresser
Eric J. Bates .... property master (as Eric Bates)
Mychael Bates .... property master
Jonathan Birchfield .... greens person
Leslie Borchert .... art department coordinator
George Capetanos .... assistant props
Gerard A. Dery .... greens supervisor (as Gerard Dery)
Nicole Eldredge .... assistant props
Ken Erck .... set painter: contractor, Portland
Jack Evans .... shopper
Edward G. Fitzgerald .... set dressing supervisor (as Ed Fitzgerald)
Rush Gomez .... construction foreperson (as Jon Rush Gomez)
David Graham .... set dresser
Jimmie Hendricks .... greens person
Laura Hendricks .... greens person
Scott Huke .... set dressing supervisor
James Jones .... sculptor (as James H. Jones)
Lyle Lawing .... props production assistant
Ronald 'Krobar' Lawler .... assistant props
Ellen Lepinski .... set painter
Ray Lovasz .... propmaker
Jon Marum .... set dresser (as John R. Marum)
Michael J. McCombs .... set dresser
Brendan McKeon .... additional set dresser
Rick McLean .... painter
Melissa McMinn .... leatherworker
Gordon McVay .... set dressing leadperson
Richard 'Rocky' Nichols .... assistant property master
Duke Russell .... scenic painter
Charles Ryner .... greens person
Jose Sandoval .... paint foreperson
Johnathin Schaab .... key greensperson
Carly Sertic .... props production assistant
Chuck Smith .... leatherworker
Ryan Warren Smith .... on-set dresser (as Ryan Smith)
Mike Speaks .... propmaker
Chrissy Steuermann .... art department production assistant
Mike Sunga .... set dresser
William Swartz .... on-set dresser
Chandler Vinar .... additional set dresser
Jamie Walker McCall .... graphic artist (as Jamie Walker)
James D. Workman .... scenic painter (as Jim Workman)
Nick Worsfold .... on-set painter
Nick Worsfold .... painter
John Bruce Zawacki .... location foreman (as J.B. Zawacki)
Joshua T. Duman .... propmaker (uncredited)
Damon Green .... gang boss: construction (uncredited)
Jim Halsband .... propmaker (uncredited)
Merdyce McClaran .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Charles Miller .... propmaker (uncredited)
John M. Oswald .... set dresser (uncredited)
Dean G. Roberts .... key greens (uncredited)
Terrance Zdunich .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher Barnett .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Barnett .... sound effects editor
Rene Defrancesch .... sound utility (as Rene DeFransche)
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer
Sergio Diaz .... supervising adr editor
Sergio Diaz .... supervising dialogue editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Martín Hernández .... sound designer
Martín Hernández .... supervising sound editor
Lora Hirschberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Colin Jones .... boom operator
Matt Kent .... sound recordist
Joseph Magee .... ProTools operator
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
James Moriana .... foley artist
Alenka Pavlin .... boom operator
Bryan Pennington .... sound consultant: Dolby
Alejandro Quevedo .... sound design editor
Frank Rinella .... adr mixer (as Frank Aglieri-Rinella)
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound recordist (as Ron Roumas)
Tony Sereno .... sound mix technician
Roland N. Thai .... sound effects co-designer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Edward Tise .... sound mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Arturo Zarate .... sound effects editor
Sean England .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Zach Martin .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recording engineer (uncredited)
Douglas Shamburger .... boom operator (uncredited)
Clint Smith .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Bobby Watkins .... sound utility (uncredited)
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Donald T. Black .... special effects technician (as Don Black)
William Boggs .... special effects technician
Robert DeVine .... creature effects: animatronic squirrel, monster mask
Donald Frazee .... special effects supervisor (as Don Frazee)
R.J. Hohman .... special effects technician (as RJ Hohman)
Scott Lingard .... special effects technician
Paul Obest .... special effects technician
Casey Pritchett .... special effects technician
Ryan Roundy .... special effects technician
Kai Shelton .... special effects foreperson
Dean G. Roberts .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Carly Sertic .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... lead CG artist: Entity FX
Pharoah Barrett .... cg artist: Entity FX (as Mike 'Pharaoh'Barrett)
Mat Beck .... senior visual effects supervisor: Entity FX
Joseph Brattesani .... compositor: Entity FX
Matthew Collorafice .... compositor: Entity FX (as Matt Collorafice)
Eli Jarra .... compositor: Entity FX
Aaron N. Leichter .... visual effects production assistant: Entity FX
Kymber Lim .... visual effects executive producer: Entity FX
Rik Panero .... cg artist: Entity FX
Rod Park .... visual effects producer: Entity FX
Brian Petras .... compositor: Entity FX
Tricia Pifer .... visual effects producer: Entity FX
Jason Sanford .... visual effects associate producer: Entity FX
Dax Siplin .... 2D artist: Entity FX
Christina Spring .... compositor: Entity FX (as Christina Garranchan)
Marty Taylor .... visual effects supervisor: Entity FX
Kaz Yoshida .... CG pre-visualization artist: Entity FX
Scott Berri .... visual effects production coordinator: Entity FX (uncredited)
Christopher Blazick .... pipeline engineer: EntityFX (uncredited)
Todd Daugherty .... head of technology (uncredited)
Mike Leben .... motion control operator (uncredited)
Carl Loeffler .... head of engineering (uncredited)
Viet Nguyen .... systems engineer: EntityFX (uncredited)
Jeremy Renteria .... junior 2D artist (uncredited)
Nate Smalley .... I/O coordinator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jeff Danoff .... stunts
Steve Hart .... stunts (as Stephen Hart)
Marlow Long .... stunts
Mark McDaniels .... stunts
Cole S. McKay .... stunts (as Cole McKay)
Doug Seus .... stunt coordinator: Bear
Kai Shelton .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunt coordinator
Chuck Waters .... stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunts (as Gary Wayton)
Erik Aude .... stunt safety (uncredited)
Tim Shuler .... safety diver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Arasheben .... camera technician: Wescam camera
Tim Arasheben .... first assistant camera: aerial
Jacques Arnet .... camera technician: Tyler camera
Jacques Arnet .... first assistant camera: aerial
Douglas Blagg .... key rigging grip: Oregon
Dave Bone .... dolly grip: Alaska (as Dave R. Bone)
Ethan Borsuk .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Hugh Braselton .... second assistant camera
Chris Buchakjian .... best boy grip
Glenn Cannon .... video assist operator (as Glen Cannon)
Pat Christman .... best boy rigging grip: Oregon
Patrick Donnelly .... company electrician
François Duhamel .... additional still photographer: Alaska
Jack Foster .... company electrician (as John 'Jack' Foster)
Will Fowler .... 24 frame video operator
Sean P. Gilbert .... first assistant camera: underwater camera (as Sean Gilbert)
Gonzalo Gonzalez .... company grip
William Hall .... dolly grip
David Harges .... gaffer (as David Lee Harges)
Patrick R. Heffernan .... key grip
Jacques Jouffret .... Steadicam operator
Jacques Jouffret .... camera operator
Paul Kaye .... best boy electric
Karen Korn .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Seth Kotok .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Dan Kubicek .... company electrician
Hunter Langley .... grip
Mike Maley .... company electrician
Ignacio Musich .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Louis Normandin .... company grip
Lisa Origlieri .... film loader
Chris Reynolds .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike Silverberg .... electrician
Charles Sparks .... electrician
Jonathan Stoll .... company grip (as Jonathan 'Ace' Stoll)
Derek E. Tindall .... electrician
Mark Tomlinson .... rigging grip
John Trapman .... aerial director of photography
John Trapman .... camera operator: Wescam camera
David Troutman .... company electrician
Eric Yu .... camera technician
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer (as Charles 'Chuck' Zlotnick)
Peter Zuccarini .... underwater camera operator (as Pete Zuccarini)
Tom Boyd .... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
Melani C. Brown .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Chris 'Chalky' Chalk .... electrician: Portland (uncredited)
Paul Fanning .... electrician (uncredited)
Sean Fisher .... grip (uncredited)
Leo Ibanez .... grip (uncredited)
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Alaska (uncredited)
Morgan Jenkins .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Keith Morgan .... rigging gaffer: additional photography (uncredited)
Don Muirhead .... Steadicam operator: Alaska (uncredited)
Robert S. Nielsen .... electrician (uncredited)
Sean Piper .... grip (uncredited)
Jeff Porter .... additional first assistant camera: Alaska (uncredited)
Dan Preiser .... grip (uncredited)
Amishjim Schulze .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Martin Torner .... grip (uncredited)
Joe Vitellaro .... rigging grip: Portland (uncredited)
James WilderHancock .... grip (uncredited)
James WilderHancock .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kathy Driscoll .... casting associate
Lauren Grey .... casting associate
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Jorina King .... extras casting
Marty Cherrix .... additional casting (uncredited)
Efrain Lomeli .... extras casting (uncredited)
Regina Prokop .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
J. Nathan Simmons .... background casting assistant (uncredited)
Katie Taylor .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Lana Veenker .... additional casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline Aronson .... costume supervisor
Sharon Fauvel .... head ager/dyer
Amy Fegely .... set costumer
Debbie Travis .... costumer: Mr. Vaughn
Jennifer Wolf .... set costumer
Nikki Bartnick .... costumer (uncredited)
Sarah Burch .... wardrobe production assistant: Portland (uncredited)
Artemio Carpio .... costumer (uncredited)
Mairi Chisholm .... costumer (uncredited)
Barbara Marko .... costumer (uncredited)
Kip Ren .... costumer (uncredited)
Kip Ren .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Emilea A. Rivera .... costumer (uncredited)
Sierra Robinson .... costumer (uncredited)
Chapin Simpson .... costumer (uncredited)
Daisy Alexandra Sylbert-Torres .... production assistant: costume department (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mike Chiado .... digital intermediate technologist: Company 3
Adrian DeLude .... additional colorist: Company 3
Jim Eberle .... on-line editor: Company 3
Todd Kolker .... post-production coordinator
Jackie Lee .... digital intermediate account executive: Company 3
Nick Monton .... digital intermediate producer: Company 3
Jerimiah Morey .... assistant colorist
Dana Mulligan .... first assistant editor
Missy Papageorge .... digital intermediate producer: Company 3
Chris Regan .... color timer
Marilyn Sommer .... digital intermediate negative preparation
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... colorist: Company 3
Rob Doolittle .... senior on-line editor (uncredited)
Anthony Motta .... digital intermediate assistant (uncredited)
Mark T. Osborne .... additional colorist (uncredited)
Jorge Tanaka .... digital intermediate assistant (uncredited)
Ian Turpen .... digital intermediate scanner: Company 3 (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Franco .... music supervisor
Richard Henderson .... music editor
Joseph Magee .... music playback operator
Julie Marie .... musician: violin
Charlie Musselwhite .... musician: harmonica
Tim Rodier .... orchestrator
Bart Samolis .... musician
Eddie Delena .... music recordist (uncredited)
Timothy Levine .... singer: additional background vocalist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Christian Anguish .... boat operator
Michael Antoniazzi .... wheat combine operator
Chet Badalato .... driver: Mr. Penn
Chris Basso .... driver
James Beidler .... wheat combine operator
William A. Benedict .... driver
Yael Bernstein .... boat operator
Joe Bodle .... driver
Floyd Brooks .... boat operator: Alaska
Calvin Carlson .... boat operator: Alaska
Vernon Carlson .... boat operator: Alaska
Rupert Cole .... transportation dispatcher
Fred 'Ted' Cornutt .... boat operator
Jeff Couch .... transportation captain
Emily Dale .... boat operator
Vernon Dautenhahn .... driver
Gary Davidson .... wheat combine operator
Ken Day .... driver
Colin Dibnah .... driver
Dan Dierker .... logistical boat operator
Jennifer Dierker .... picture boat coordinator
Gregory Dultz .... driver (as Greg Dultz)
Kevin Foster .... boat operator: Alaska
Mark Franke .... logistical boat operator
Jeffrey Gowing .... transportation captain
Brian Gurney .... driver
Dave Haldeman .... driver (as David Haldeman)
Darryl Hayes .... driver (as Darryll Hayes)
Tyrone Hines .... driver
Stewart Iwamuro .... driver
Darrell Janson .... driver
Jimmy Johnson .... driver
Steven Jones .... boat operator technical support
Alan Kaminsky .... transportation co-captain
Jimmy Kaminsky .... driver
Matt Kaplinski .... logistical boat operator
George A. Miki .... driver (as George Miki)
Andrew Mott .... driver
Craig Mutsch .... wheat combine operator
David Nilles .... picture boat coordinator
Richard Norton .... driver
John Orlebeck .... transportation coordinator
Doug Rau .... driver
Rick Reistad .... picture boat operator
Lawrence J. Romanoff .... driver (as Larry Romanoff)
David Severin .... driver (as Dave Severin)
Jerry Shore Jr. .... driver (as Jerry Shore)
Ernest Simon .... driver
Tim Sisson .... transportation
Larry Smith .... boat operator: Alaska
Jerry T. Stroh .... driver (as Jerry Stroh)
Steven Thompson .... picture boat operator
Chris Waldoch .... driver
Robert P. Ward .... driver
Robert Weaverling .... picture boat operator
Peter Weiss .... boat operator
Wayne Westerberg .... driver
David Carlton White .... transportation captain
Lyle Christensen .... shotmaker driver (uncredited)
Bob Cope .... transportation (uncredited)
Luis Garcia .... transportation cars (uncredited)
Hollie Howton .... assistant transportation coordinator (uncredited)
John F. Teeple .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Russell Adams .... animal trainer
Julia Alexander .... legal services: Business Affairs Inc. (as Julia Scott)
Dorian Alvarez .... prep cook: Hat Trick Catering
Laura Atkins .... assistant post-production accountant
Chet Badalato .... on-set assistant: Mr. Penn
Chet Badalato .... trainer: Mr. Hirsch
Don Baldwin .... additional location manager
Scott Baldyga .... piano and vocal coach, Mr. Hirsch
Abigail Bean .... assistant: Mr. Linson (as Abby Bean)
Julie Bernards .... payroll accountant
Justin Brown .... production assistant
Brinton Bryan .... key set production assistant
Joseph Camp .... animal trainer
Manuel Campillo .... additional location manager (as Manuel R. Campillo Morales)
Richard Carl .... production assistant
Rachel Carlson .... set medic
Tom Carson .... production coordinator
Elida Cerda .... set medic
P.J. Connelly .... marine scout
Sarah Crauder .... production assistant
Mark Cross .... production coordinator
Jon Crush .... assistant to producers
Scott Davis .... marine coordinator
Brian H. Dierker .... marine coordinator (as Brian Dierker)
Guin Dill .... animal trainer
Felicity Donarski .... accounting executive: River Road
George Egowa .... animal safety
Mario Escobar .... chef: Mexico (as Mario R. Escobar)
Carey Field .... set production assistant
Stephen Finders .... key assistant location manager: Oregon (as Stephen 'Teeb' Finders)
Neale Fishback .... key assistant location manager
Neale Fishback .... stand-in: vince vaughn
Cliff Fleming .... helicopter pilot
Michael Frayeh .... production accountant
Kathryn C. Galberth .... travel coordinator (as Kathryn Galberth)
Justin George .... production secretary
Courtney Giauque .... marine assistant
Kelli Gillam .... post-production accountant
Andrea Gold Robinson .... animal trainer (as Andrea Gold)
Bruce M. Gore .... animal safety
Nancy Haecker .... location manager
Nancy Haecker .... supervising location manager
Carrie Hakanson .... animal trainer
Raine Hall .... additional location manager
Charles Heaphy .... production financing
Martin Heintzman .... special equipment operator
Stan Heintzman .... special equipment operator
Rob Huizenga .... physician (as Dr. Robert Huizenga)
John Jabaley .... location manager
Timothy Kiehl .... special equipment operator
Luca Kouimelis .... script supervisor
Bob Kredel .... train wrangler
Devan Linforth .... additional production assistant: Portland
Heather Long .... animal trainer
Brekke Lowe .... assistant chef: Hat Trick Catering
Peter Lowe .... chef: Hat Trick Catering
David B. Lyons .... key assistant location manager: Los Angeles (as David Lyons)
Chandra Marrs .... animal trainer
Jolynn Martin .... assistant: Mr. Pohlad
Sato Masuzawa .... assistant: Mr. Penn
Krystal Mathiesen .... second assistant accountant
Meg Mathisen .... publicity manager
Lyn Matsuda Norton .... script supervisor (as Lyn Matsuda-Norton)
Lyn Matsuda Norton .... script supervisor (as Lyn Norton)
Christie Mattull .... insurance: DeWitt Stern Group
Brandon McMillan .... animal trainer
Meredith Meade .... assistant production coordinator
April Melcher .... animal trainer
Patrick Mignano .... additional location manager
Cheryl Miller .... set masseuse
Matt Miller .... set production assistant
Mike Miller .... animal trainer
Stephen Monas .... legal services: Business Affairs Inc. (as Steve Monas)
Susan Muir .... completion bond: Film Finances Inc.
Jaime Neely .... set production assistant
Stevie Nelson .... key assistant location manager
Chad Nini .... production assistant
Lyn Norton .... script supervisor
Dawn Oliver .... assistant: Mr. Hildebrand
Henry Oshell .... catering assistant: Hat Triuck Catering (as Henry R. Ochel Jr.)
Bill 'Buckwheat' Overington .... kayaker: Alaska
Nicole Papincak .... legal services: Business Affairs Inc.
Ann Penny .... set medic
Catherine Pittman .... animal trainer
Catherine Pittman .... dog trainer
Donna Piumetti .... travel agent: New Act Travel
Mindy Podolsky .... dietician
Stanley W. Pratt .... chef: Hat Trick Catering (as Stanley Pratt)
Steve Reddy .... animal trainer
Shane Reeves .... production assistant
Michael Reinarts .... financial officer: River Road
Nicole Rodionoff .... shipping coordinator (as Nicole Morales)
Jason Ruffolo .... additional production assistant: Oregon
Pilar L. Salazar .... accounting clerk
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France
Saul Sanchez .... craft service
Greg Saraceno .... travel coordinator
Tom Schaus .... helicopter pilot
Paula Schoen .... physician (as Dr. Paula Schoen)
Jennifer Scott .... first assistant accountant
Doug Seus .... bear owner and trainer
Lynne Seus .... assistant bear trainer
Tim Shuler .... assistant to producers (as Timothy Shuler)
Rick Shuster .... helicopter pilot
Jean M. Simpson .... animal trainer
Cody Smith .... animal trainer
Scott J. Smith .... assistant bear trainer (as Scott Smith)
Roland Sonnenburg .... animal trainer
Beth Ungar Stallkamp .... clearance
Olwen Turtle .... production secretary: travel
Margaret Viera .... marine head cook
Jefferson Wagner .... kayak trainer
Kelly Wagner .... assistant cook
Dannon Walters .... craft service (as Dannon Walters III)
Ian Watermeier .... production executive
Craig Widdis .... towing service: A-1 Recovery
Don Williams .... craft service
Patsy Williams .... craft service
Troy Williams .... animal safety
Winston Wingfield .... assistant chef: Hat Trick Catering
Kurt Woolner .... completion bond: Film Finances Inc.
Sidney Yost .... animal trainer
Clint Youngreen .... assistant bear trainer
Sara Burton .... location scout (uncredited)
Lauren Caglione .... assistant: Marcia Gay Harden (uncredited)
Dwight O. Campbell .... production assistant: Atlanta (uncredited)
Kim Crabb .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Anthony Cristo .... production assistant (uncredited)
Caleb Duffy .... location manager: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Kai Ephron .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Shaun Gavin .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Lauren Henry .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Arturo Jasso .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sean Kaczmarek .... production assistant (uncredited)
Amber Kartes .... production assistant: Salton City (uncredited)
Mike Lane .... client services (uncredited)
Teresa Jolene Lee .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Israel Limon .... production assistant (uncredited)
Devan Linforth .... production assistant: Portland (uncredited)
Rachel Lipsey .... craft service (uncredited)
Frank Mojica .... production assistant (uncredited)
Stephanie Mojica .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lisa M. Northrop .... production assistant (uncredited)
Aaron Ponciano .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sonia Randazzo .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Travis Rehwaldt .... additional set production assistant: Portland (uncredited)
Joe Rynearson .... production assistant: Portland (uncredited)
Greg Saraceno .... production secretary (uncredited)
Megan Schmidt .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Laura Sherman .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Andy Sowerwine .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Andy Sowerwine .... set production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Joe Suffredini .... falconer (uncredited)
Matthew Wersinger .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Brian Youmans .... set location assistant (uncredited)
Lavinia Zetina .... key assistant accountant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Samuel Bayer .... thanks
Jon Krakauer .... thanks
Billie McCandless .... grateful acknowledgment
Carine McCandless .... grateful acknowledgment
Christopher Johnson McCandless .... in memory of
Walt McCandless .... grateful acknowledgment
Jack Nicholson .... thanks
Wayne Westerberg .... thanks
 

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Rated R for language and some nudity
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Trivia:
Sean Penn waited 10 years to make the film to make sure he had the approval from the McCandless family.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Chris is viewing the buildings of downtown L.A., a Union Bank of California building is shown. Union Bank of California was formed in 1996, while the film depicts events from 1992.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Christopher McCandless:Mom! Mom! Help me.
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Soundtrack:
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Real American Beauty - an exceptional movie, 10 September 2007
Author: dinglis-2 from Canada

I've never posted a comment regarding a movie but feel compelled to after attending a screening of Into The Wild at the Toronto Film Festival last night. I won't speak to story here as it's covered in the other comments.

This is a movie of real beauty. It made me cry. I felt moved in a way that happens very rarely. It was an inspiration.

The feelings it evoked were all based on the power of the acting and the writing. The words were real and human. The relationships seemed real and human. This may not seem like a great feat - but I consider it a true rarity. It didn't feel calculated and artificial, like so many movies (read: Crash - but I'm not here to bash that...). It was very organic, natural and (I can't say it enough) just beautiful. Cripes, it's making me sound like a hippie, for heaven's sake. This for me was Penn's best work since Indian Runner.

What it reminded me of...

- Terence Malik - Herzog? - in a strange way Cassavettes? - Hal Ashby (more Coming Home than Harold & Maude...) - even a bit of Ken Loach

- Ruby in Paradise - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Five Easy Pieces - Easy Rider

... but when I list those it's not because of plot similarities (though there are some) or style (although I think you can definitely see the influence of some great films) - it's again because of the heart of it. I heard a few people at the screening comment that the film was "too long" but I don't agree. I think exploring a journey of this magnitude required visiting all of the people he touched and taking the time to see the land.

Hal Holbrook was just perfect, as was the cast as a whole, and I think Emile Hirsch is really going places - he was fantastic and he owned the role. Eddie Vedder's music worked perfectly as well - not distracting or quirky - just a part of the whole.

The film received a standing ovation and quite a few tears were shed. Magic.

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