A father and son retrace the 1,000-mile Marquette/Joliet journey from the top of Michigan down to the Mississippi at St Louis. Based on a true story, they encountered storms, exhaustion and eventually they encountered each other.


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Credited cast:
Steven Faulkner
Chase Maser ...
Justin Fauklner
Mary MacDonald Kerr ...
Joy Faulkner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eva Balistrieri ...
Jacqui Bernhardt ...
Clerk at Wisner's
Joe Carmolli ...
Steve Wideman
Bank Teller
Lee Ernst ...
Bookstore Owner
Jess Ferrone ...
Joe Genia ...
Tribal Elder
Julia Glander ...
Sandy and Brittney's Mom
Laura Gray ...
Mrs. Wilson
Heidi Griswold ...
Sunbather on Cigar Boat
Father John
Tom Harryman ...
Father Michael


A father and son attempt to get to know each other on a crazy, epic 1,000 canoe trip across the Midwest. Following the 300+ year old pioneering journey of Marquette and Joliet journey, they set out without proper preparation, experience or the right equipment to do something no-one had attempted since that time. Based on a true story from the book by Steven Faulkner, this extraordinary adventure captures some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest and captures the heart as father and son struggle against the elements and each other to understand their own journeys. A moving, literary and spiritual family journey from the Upper Peninsula, through Green Bay, up the Fox River, down the Wisconsin River and finally to the mighty Mississippi and St. Louis. Written by James Sparling

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Could a journey of 1,000 miles bring a father and son together



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3 May 2012 (USA)  »

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$125,000 (estimated)

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Father and son journey
10 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am usually very supportive of alternative movies which are not the usual Hollywood pap. However the actors who played the father and son were terrible. They were the antithesis of charismatic and not all interesting to watch. The dialogue was boring and seemed pointless. The incidental characters added nothing to the movie and just seemed to be interjected into the movie without any real purpose. The father and son dynamic left much to be desired. The saving grace of the movie could have been the scenery, but even that was a disappointment compared to many other movies in which nature plays an important part. The book on which the movie was based is probably very interesting. Save your money and read the book instead of going to see this movie.

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