The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

Director:

Adam Shankman

Writers:

Nicholas Sparks (novel), Karen Janszen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane West ... Landon Carter
Mandy Moore ... Jamie Sullivan
Peter Coyote ... Reverend Sullivan
Daryl Hannah ... Cynthia Carter
Lauren German ... Belinda
Clayne Crawford ... Dean
Al Thompson ... Eric
Paz de la Huerta ... Tracie (as Paz De La Huerta)
Jonathan Parks Jordan ... Walker
Matt Lutz ... Clay Gephardt
David Andrews ... Mr. Kelly
David Lee Smith ... Dr. Carter
Xavier Hernandez Xavier Hernandez ... Luis
Marisa Miller ... Ms. Garber
Paula Jones Paula Jones ... Sally
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Storyline

In North Carolina especially in Beaufort a prank on a guy goes wrong and puts the student in the clinic. Carter, a famous student with no plans for the future, is held responsible and forced to join in after-school community service activities as consequence, which include starring as the lead in the play. And participating in these activities is Jamie Sullivan, the reverend's daughter who has great ambitions and nothing in common with Landon. When Landon decides he wants to take his activities seriously, he asks Jamie for help and begins to spend most of his time with her. But he starts to like her, that he did not expect to do. They relationship, much to the chagrin of Landon's old popular friends and Jamie's strict reverend father. But when a heart-breaking secret becomes known that puts their relationship to the test, it is then that Landon and Jamie realize the true meaning of love and fate. Written by Pjshipman

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Find out who you are and do it on purpose. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some sensual material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shane West loved the car he had in the movie so much that he actually bought the car; the price was only $5,000. See more »

Goofs

When Landan walks into the living room at the end of the movie, the wedding picture is on the table next to the couch. The next scene it is on top of the piano, then in the next scene it is back on the table again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dean: Is he here yet?
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Alternate Versions

The DVD audio commentary mentions that they filmed a scene where Landon sings "Only Hope" to Jamie while she is sick in bed. It was edited out because it was too depressing. See more »

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Soundtracks

Cry
Written by J. Renald
Performed by Mandy Moore
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A beautiful, powerful movie.
24 January 2002 | by AnnakinSee all my reviews

This film was such a wonderful surprise. While I was expecting a moderately lightweight piece of teen fare, the film came in with truly profound depth, impeccable performances, solid direction and good pacing through a difficult story. Mandy Moore is a certifiable superstar. And Shane West is really good, and a big surprise was Lauren German, who is not only a very good actress, but so beautiful it is pure joy to watch her. The religion elements of the story are effectively interlaced into the narrative without feeling like the viewer is being force-fed a theological viewpoint. And bring tissues- this one is a real tearjerker which leaves you feeling uplifted and optimistic.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Walk to Remember See more »

Filming Locations:

Atkinson, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,177,488, 27 January 2002

Gross USA:

$41,281,092

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,494,916
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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