A Walk in the Woods

September 25th, 2015


A Walk in the Woods

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After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.

Release Year: 2015

Rating: 6.4/10 (333 voted)

Critic's Score: 65/100

Director: Ken Kwapis

Stars: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson

In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson, instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife, and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail - 2,200 miles of America's most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine. The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek - his long lost and former friend Katz, a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law - sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before its too late. The trouble is, the two have a completely different definition of the word, "adventure". Now they're about to find out that when you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins.

Writers: Rick Kerb, Bill Holderman

Robert Redford - Bill Bryson
Nick Nolte - Stephen Katz
Emma Thompson - Catherine Bryson
Mary Steenburgen - Jeannie
Nick Offerman - REI Dave
Kristen Schaal - Mary Ellen
R. Keith Harris - Sam Bryson
Randall Newsome - TV Host
Hayley Lovitt - Donna
Linds Edwards - Darren
Susan McPhail - Beulah
Andrew Vogel - Young Hiker #1
Derek Krantz - Young Hiker #2
Gaia Wise - Becca
Tucker Meek - Grandson

Taglines: This Labor Day, Take a Hike


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Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 2 September 2015

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Did You Know?

In the book they hear a noise outside their tent; they never actually confirmed it was a bear. See more »

User Review


Rating: 9/10

Caught a screening of this movie in Salt Lake City. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy put it on. What a fun movie, Nolte is great in it!! I was quite surprised on how funny he was. Redford and Nolte make a good team. About time a Bryson book got up on the big screen. I wonder how much of an increase in foot traffic there will be on the AT after this movie gets released. I'm sure next summer will be quite a bit busier. If a movie makes me want to go to the location/s it takes place I count that as a great movie. If you are a fan of the book, actors, hiking, nature or have hiked the AT you should enjoy this one. Well worth the visit to the cinema.


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