The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 28m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $56,255,142.00

Homepage http://www.intothewild.com/

Release Information

  • September 20, 2007
    R, Theatrical



Cast 25

  1. Emile Hirsch

    Emile Hirsch
    Christopher McCandless

  2. Marcia Gay Harden

    Marcia Gay Harden
    Billie McCandless

  3. William Hurt

    William Hurt
    Walt McCandless

  4. Jena Malone

    Jena Malone
    Carine McCandless

  5. Brian H. Dierker
  6. Catherine Keener

    Catherine Keener
    Jan Burres

  7. Vince Vaughn

    Vince Vaughn
    Wayne Westerberg

  8. Kristen Stewart

    Kristen Stewart
    Tracy Tatro

  9. Hal Holbrook

    Hal Holbrook
    Ron Franz

  10. Thure Lindhardt
  11. Signe Egholm Olsen
  12. Cheryl Francis Harrington

    Cheryl Francis Harrington

  13. Zach Galifianakis
  14. Robin Mathews

    Robin Mathews
    Gail Borah

  15. Steven Wiig

    Steven Wiig
    Lee's Ferry Ranger

  16. Bryce Walters

    Bryce Walters
    Chris McCandless - age 4

  17. R. D. Call
  18. Haley Ramm

    Haley Ramm
    Carine McCandless - age 11

  19. Merritt Wever
  20. JJ

    John Jabaley

  21. LK

    Leonard Knight
    Leonard Knight

  22. TL

    Timothy Levine
    Atlanta Braves fan (uncredited)

  23. Parris Mosteller

    Parris Mosteller
    Young Boy (voice) (uncredited)

  24. JN

    J. Nathan Simmons
    Tourist (uncredited)

  25. HS

    Haley Sweet
    Bank Teller (uncredited)

Crew 49


  1. Derek R. Hill

    Derek R. Hill
    Production Design

  2. DS

    Domenic Silvestri
    Art Direction

  3. JR

    John Richardson
    Art Direction

  4. CN

    Christopher Neely
    Set Decoration

  5. DB

    Danielle Berman
    Set Decoration


  1. EG

    Eric Gautier
    Director of Photography

  2. CZ

    Chuck Zlotnick
    Still Photographer

  3. JJ

    Jacques Jouffret
    Steadicam Operator

Costume & Make-Up

  1. MC

    Mary Claire Hannan
    Costume Design

  2. JA

    Jacqueline Aronson
    Costume Supervisor

  3. SD

    Sterfon Demings
    Hair Department Head

  4. Robin Mathews

    Robin Mathews
    Makeup Department Head


  1. BB

    Brinton Bryan
    Second Unit

  2. DS

    Doug Seus
    Stunt Coordinator

  3. Jack Nicholson
  4. JB


  1. Sean Penn

    Sean Penn

  2. LM

    Lyn Matsuda Norton
    Script Supervisor

  3. LK

    Luca Kouimelis
    Script Supervisor

  4. JR

    John R. Saunders
    Assistant Director

  5. DJ

    David J. Webb
    Assistant Director


  1. JC

    Jay Cassidy

  2. CR

    Chris Regan
    Color Timer


  1. Sean Penn

    Sean Penn
    Executive Producer

  2. Art Linson

    Art Linson
    Executive Producer

  3. BP

    Bill Pohlad
    Executive Producer

  4. Francine Maisler
  5. LG

    Lauren Grey
    Casting Associate

  6. KD

    Kathy Driscoll
    Casting Associate

  7. JN
  8. HS

    Haley Sweet
    Production Supervisor

  9. DB

    David Blocker
    Executive Producer

  10. FH

    Frank Hildebrand
    Executive Producer

  11. JJ

    John J. Kelly
    Executive Producer


  1. MB

    Michael Brook
    Original Music Composer

  2. Eddie Vedder
  3. KK

    Kaki King

  4. ET

    Edward Tise
    Sound mixer

  5. DF

    David Franco
    Music Supervisor

  6. MM

    Michael Minkler
    Sound Re-Recording Mixer

  7. LH

    Lora Hirschberg
    Sound Re-Recording Mixer

  8. MH

    Martín Hernández
    Sound Designer

  9. MH

    Martín Hernández
    Supervising Sound Editor

  10. CB

    Christopher Barnett
    Sound Effects Editor

  11. AZ

    Arturo Zarate
    Sound Effects Editor

Visual Effects

  1. DF

    Donald Frazee
    Special Effects Supervisor

  2. RP

    Rod Park
    Visual Effects Producer


  1. Sean Penn

    Sean Penn

  2. JK

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