A Walk to Remember

January 25th, 2002

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A Walk to Remember

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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.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 7.1/10 (61,693 voted)

Critic's Score: 35/100

Director: Adam Shankman

Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote

In Beaufort, North Carolina, a prank on a student goes terribly wrong and puts the student in the hospital. Landon Carter, a popular student with no defined plans for the future, is held responsible and forced to participate in after-school community service activities as punishment, which include starring as the lead in the school play. Also 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 develop strong feelings for her, something he did not expect to do. The two start a 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.

Writers: Nicholas Sparks, Karen Janszen

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 - Luis
Marisa Miller - Ms. Garber
Paula Jones - Sally

Taglines: She didn't belong. She was misunderstood. And she would change him forever.


Official Website: awalktoremember.com [United States] (Warner Brothers) Info, trailer, screensaver |

Release Date: 25 January 2002

Filming Locations: North Carolina, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,177,488 (USA) (27 January 2002) (2411 Screens)

Gross: $41,227,069 (USA) (28 April 2002)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Shane West loved the car that he had in the movie so much, that he bought the car for only $5,000.

Continuity: Landon's scar disappears and reappears during the early parts of the movie.

[first lines]
Dean: Is he here yet?

User Review

Succeeds where it counts

Rating: 10/10

I'm a 17 year old male teenager who happened to stumble upon this movie two years ago at school during a free day in math class (when I was 15). I liked it then, but the math class ended before the movie could be finished. Finally, on the WB a few days ago, the movie aired and I saw the conclusion. AWTR contains a heartfelt conclusion to a story where you get to care about Landon and Jamie, two polar opposite teenagers who face peer struggles and the perils of love and death. The situations that occur are very real, and very sad. Once the movie finishes, you'll be left wondering what happens to everyone (heck, even though it doesn't make sense, I want a sequel!).

As a maturing male, I couldn't help but cry inside, and I'm someone who felt indifferent toward movies like Titanic. I found myself wishing I were either Landon or Jamie, because they represent the real virtues of life and love. Aside from the movie's undying message, there are some slight flaws. The ending could have been expanded a bit more (you'll see when you watch it as I don't want to spoil anything) to include more emotion. Otherwise, the acting done by Mandy Moore and Shane West is superb and top notch - these two actors have quite the career ahead of them. You'll see as these two characters develop that you can't imagine any other people doing the job.

This isn't your typical love story, because when it comes down to it, the love is only part of the whole scheme. While I never expected this to touch me so much, AWTR enters as perhaps my favorite movie of all time. You will feel as if you're a part of the movie, you will be able to relate to them, and you will love it. AWTR succeeds in delivering a great experience. Available on DVD now, you'll be wishing the release had deleted scenes, et. all. Highly recommended.

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