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Surviving the Wild (2018)

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Following the untimely death of his grandpa Gus, thirteen-year-old Shaun disregards his parents' wishes and embarks upon a great journey into the wild with his dog Riley to spread his grandpa's ashes from a remote mountaintop.

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Mark Hefti (screenplay), Steven Paul (additional writing) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Jon Voight ... Gus
Jamie Kennedy ... Kristopher
Vail Bloom ... Rachel
Aidan Cullen ... Shaun
Derrick Van Orden ... Eartle
Matthew Davis Matthew Davis ... Emri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheryl Abrao Cheryl Abrao ... Funeral Attendee
Matt Bevin Matt Bevin ... The Governor
Sheri Carbone ... Sheri / Teacher
Susan Coleman Susan Coleman ... Delilah McQueen
Lisette Markham ... Mourner at wake
Jessica Jayne Nolan Jessica Jayne Nolan ... Dog walker
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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Parts of the movie were filmed at the Red River Gorge in Eastern Kentucky. See more »

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As the father is checking to see how the wife is doing in the tent at night, a red blinking light is seen behind him in the woods, supposedly way out in the middle of nowhere. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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