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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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REI Dave
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Sam Bryson
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TV Host
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Donna
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Beulah
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Becca
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Grandson
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Storyline

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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When you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins. 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

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The book "A Walk in the Woods" was optioned in 1998 as a project to team Robert Redford and Paul Newman together for the third time. However, years of hurdles getting the film made and Newman's declining health before his death in 2008 ended the potential Redford and Newman reunion. Newman was intended for Nick Nolte's role. See more »

Goofs

The sweat marks on Katz's T-shirt during the car rental scene show three different patterns. See more »

Quotes

Stephen Katz: In your absence, my romantic life has taken a turn for the better. Remember the laundromat? Her name is Beulah.
Bill Bryson: Seriously?
Stephen Katz: Yeah, seriously. And she's got a beautiful body. Buried under two hundred pounds of fat. But then, you know I kinda like a little meat on the bone.
Bill Bryson: Sure, as long as you don't have to remove a wall to get her out of the house.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Tickin' Bomb
Written by Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent (as Michael Trent Robinson)
Performed by Shovels & Rope
Courtesy of Dualtone Music Group
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User Reviews

 
Hilarious! It's a 'Feel-GREAT' movie
5 September 2015 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I have NOT read the book...So the little 'incorrect' things or the little incongruities don't mean a thing to me. This movie is a delight to watch unfold. And soooo funny! I loved the contrast between Redford and Nolte, they really complimented each other; loved the unexpected people, and outrageous incidents. It was interesting to learn about the trail and trail-hiking--the hikers seem a special group of people. And it was interesting to learn about the problems of the forests, although I wonder what can be done about it (nothing stopped the American Chestnut blight). The scenery was beautiful--I would have liked even more shots. Best of all, however, was the hilarity. We all were holding our sides! Nolte was grand. Redford was elegant and refined. Emma Thompson is wonderful in every part she plays. And Mary Steenburgen is still so beautiful. It was good to see them all!


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