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The Canyon (2009)

A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.

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Nick Conway
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Lori Conway (as Yvonne Strahowski)
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Henry
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Motel Manager
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Clerk
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Solomon Loop ...
Helicoptor Pilot (as Soloman Loop)
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A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.

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Surviving is just the beginning See more »

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Thriller

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Rated R for brief disturbing content | See all certifications »

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23 October 2009 (USA)  »

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El cañón  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,785 (USA) (25 October 2009)

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$1,785 (USA) (25 October 2009)
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When the Guide gets bitten by rattlesnakes and the 'mules' are scared, it shows horses running (and naying) away. When he finds a 'mule' it is back to being a mule. See more »

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[first lines]
Nick: Hey, were going to make it.
Lori: Not if you don't slow down.
Nick: Grand Canyon by sunrise, remember?
Lori: How can I forget.
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Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »

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Back Of My Mind
Performed by Jim Reilley
Written by James Scott Reilley
Under license from Ford Music Services
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It's conventional... but it's not.
14 March 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Let me be brutally honest: I watched this film for Yvonne Strahovski. That and I'm a sucker for a thriller/horror peppered with high stakes and survival. 'The Canyon' is one of those movies you go into expecting one thing, and... well, you more or less get it. That isn't to say it's terribly unoriginal or inept. In fact, I feel I'm downplaying how good it is in parts. There are those frustrating scenes that have you talking to the leads as if they were your own half-witted friends ('Why did you do that?', 'You idiot', etc.), but it has some powerful passages as well.

Acting isn't a strong suit for, say, the first half of the film, but it does pick up a hell of a lot. Probably the biggest compliment I can pay is that though it may be generic in ways and feel all too much like just another 'oops!-these-people-are-lost' thriller, the way it arrives to its destination is quite different. At least in my eyes. And the final scene in particular "wowed" me. The closing moments pushed this up an extra rating.

6/10


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