A Walk in the Woods Movie

A Walk in the Woods movie poster

An aging travel writer sets out to hike the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail with his long-estranged high school buddy.

Who's Involved:

Emma Thompson, Nick Nolte, Robert Redford, Mary Steenburgen, Kristen Schaal, Bill Holderman, Ken Kwapis

Release Date:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (Limited)


Runtime: 1 hr, 38 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson (Academy Award winner Robert Redford), instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife (Academy Award winner Emma Thompson), 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 (Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte), 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.

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Who stars in A Walk in the Woods: Cast List

... Bill Bryson

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" , "The Old Man and the Gun"  

... Katz

"Angel Has Fallen" , "The Ridiculous 6"  

... Mary Ellen

"My Spy" , "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie"  

"Cruella" , "Brave"  

... Jeannie

"Book Club" , "Dirty Girl"  

Who's making A Walk in the Woods: Crew List

A look at the A Walk in the Woods behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ken Kwapis last directed Big Miracle and He's Just Not That Into You. The film's writer Bill Holderman last wrote Book Club.


Ken Kwapis


Bill Holderman


Robert Redford

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Production: What we know about A Walk in the Woods?

Filming Timeline

  1. April 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. June 2011: The film was in Development status.

A Walk in the Woods Release Date: When was the film released?

A Walk in the Woods was released in 2015 on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (Limited release).

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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