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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One of those great family films!
19 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

It is so nice to be able to view film that is great for the whole family. The fact that is based on the book by Stephen Faulkner adds to the enjoyment~ knowing that it really happened.

The cinematography was great, even my husband commented on how great the visuals were. The only problem was with some of the audio. It was a little distracting but passed very quickly.

The one thing I didn't understand was that they were in Iowa after Hannibal. I don't think that's possible.

All in all, I would definitely recommend seeing this movie. Great for such a low budget film.

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