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Surviving the Wild (2018)

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Against the wishes of his parents (who are in the midst of a messy divorce), a young boy steals the ashes of his dead Grandfather and runs away into the wilderness with his dog. The boy is ... See full summary »

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Mark Hefti, Steven Paul (story)
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Credited cast:
Jon Voight ... Gus
Jamie Kennedy ... Kristopher
Vail Bloom ... Rachel
Aidan Cullen ... Shaun
Derick Van Orden Derick Van Orden ... Jebediah
Matthew Davis ... Eartle
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Cheryl Abrao ... Funeral Attendee
Sheri Carbone ... Sheri / Teacher
Susan Coleman Susan Coleman ... Delilah McQueen
Lisette Markham ... Mourner at wake
Lare Roberts ... Mourner at wake
Ricardo Santos ... Mourner at wake
Ian Teal ... Ian
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Against the wishes of his parents (who are in the midst of a messy divorce), a young boy steals the ashes of his dead Grandfather and runs away into the wilderness with his dog. The boy is determined to fulfill his beloved Grandpa's dying wishes and spread his ashes atop a remote mountain. Along the treacherous journey, the boy and the dog are accompanied by the ghost of his Grandpa, who helps them on their journey, brings the family back together and gives the boy one last chance to say goodbye.

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Rated PG-13 for language, some suggestive material, and thematic elements
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Riley's Peak See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Haunted Doll Company See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Parts of the movie were filmed at the Red River Gorge in Eastern Kentucky. See more »

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Nice coming of age story set in beautiful scenery
25 February 2018 | by joelleet-66249See all my reviews

Surviving the Wild (previously known as "Riley's Peak") is essentially a coming of age story. There is humor and emotion, as well as a little bit of language. It's a good movie for families with adolescent children.

It's a low budget movie but the cinematography is spectacular, showcasing terrific views around Kentucky. It was great seeing some of my favorite outdoor places utilized in the movie. Some locations I recognized were Natural Bridge and Cumberland Falls State Parks, the Kentucky River Palisades and the majestic Red River Gorge Geological Area. The state of Kentucky is prominent in the movie and there is even a brief appearance by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.

I was excited when I heard about the filming of this movie. I'm a fan of previous roles of Jon Voight and Jamie Kennedy, and I heard that Mr. Voight was very kind to people while in the area for filming.

You should give "Surviving the Wild" a watch!


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