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A Walk in the Woods (2015)

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After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.

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Bill Bryson
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Catherine Bryson
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Jeannie
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REI Dave
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Sam Bryson
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Donna
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Darren
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Beulah
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Young Hiker #1
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Becca
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Grandson
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In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson, instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife, and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail - 2,200 miles of America's most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine. The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek - his long lost and former friend Katz, a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law - sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before its too late. The trouble is, the two have a completely different definition of the word, "adventure". Now they're about to find out that when you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins. Written by Broad Green Pictures

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This Labor Day, Take a Hike See more »


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Rated R for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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2 September 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A spasso nel bosco  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,400,000 (USA) (4 September 2015)

Gross:

$29,467,855 (USA) (27 November 2015)
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Trivia

Robert Redford said in a interview that in 2007 when the movie was being made, Redford wanted Paul Newman to do one last movie with him. Unfortunately Paul Newman had been diagnosed with cancer and was to ill to do the movie. See more »

Goofs

Bryson's hair length doesn't change through the entire movie and Katz's beard remains the same throughout. See more »

Quotes

Bill Bryson: Writers don't retire. We either drink ourselves to death or blow our brains out.
TV Host: What will it be for you?
Bill Bryson: After this interview, probably both.
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: The Visit and Turbo Kid (2015) See more »

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Think That You Might Be Wrong
Written by Tony Dekker
Performed by Great Lake Swimmers
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions, Ltd.
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Walk Away. There's nothing to see here.
25 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's hard to imagine a more flaccid attempt at a road movie than this. Dialogue performed with a stiffness that should have been reserved for their knees, barely a decent shot, no attempt at capturing any sense of light, which should have been fairly simple considering the locations, and with any pointed comments about modern America present in the book swiftly removed in favour of trite Hallmark sentiment. Redford was so poor, it really was like watching one's granddad in his doddering twilight years at some points, so different from the assured performance in All Is Lost last year. He looked embarrassed. And I've always struggled with Nolte but in this he really ups his game as it was hard not to tear my eyes and ears away whenever he was on screen. I desperately wanted to leave but felt it would be rude on the many grey pounders who were in the cinema – one small section apparently enjoying jokes and situations that were aged in 1954 and were signposted roughly that far in advance in this script. One redeeming feature: I think I know what it is to be old and frail now, as this film made me feel that way it was so lacking in spirit and verve.


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