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

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


Clayne Crawford


Al Thompson


Paz de la Huerta


(as Paz De La Huerta)

Jonathan Parks Jordan


Matt Lutz

Clay Gephardt

David Andrews

Mr. Kelly

David Lee Smith

Dr. Carter

Xavier Hernandez


Marisa Miller

Ms. Garber

Paula Jones


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


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

Gross: $41,227,069
(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.


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


[first lines]

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.