- Director: Sean Penn
- Writer: Sean Penn; Jon Krakauer
- Producer: David Blocker; Frank Hildebrand
A young man who dared to lead his life differently - against the norm.
He is an intelligent, polite young man - there are many who don't understand him and more who refuse to accept his way of living - now, doesn't that sound familiar?
Penn's film is a moving testament to his young, alternative life.
Beautifully shot, played and written.
A very fine film indeed.
Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.