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The Canyon (2009)

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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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Cast overview:
Nick Conway
Lori Conway (as Yvonne Strahowski)
Motel Manager
Andrea Marcellus ...
Solomon Loop ...
Helicoptor Pilot (as Soloman Loop)
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Helicoptor Pilot #2


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

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Don't Let Fear Take Over See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cañón  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,785 (USA) (23 October 2009)


$1,785 (USA) (23 October 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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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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I'll Always Be The One
Performed by B.B. Gunn
Written by Brennen Redeker & Brooke Lizotte
Under license from Ford Music Services
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watchable movie
27 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into this movie with certain expectations. The expectations were met. There are no real surprises in this movie. Early in the movie, you know the set-up, man (and woman) against nature. All of the main players are likable. Their character is developed. You care about these people! The scenery is beautiful. There are plot contrivances, like shoddy cellphone coverage and random injuries. Of course, there has to be poor cellphone coverage or there would be no movie! You would just call for help and that would be the end of the movie! There has to be injuries to add insult to "injury" to the players struggling against the odds already. The ending is truly thought evoking instead of cliché. It could not have ended better. I recently saw the movie "Thirst." The two movies are very similar in plot line. This movie was enjoyable. I found "Thirst" tedious and overly predictable.

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