The Canyon

October 23rd, 2009


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A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.7/10 (1,745 voted)

Director: Richard Harrah

Stars: Eion Bailey, Yvonne Strahovski, Will Patton

A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.

Eion Bailey - Nick Conway
Yvonne Strahovski - Lori Conway (as Yvonne Strahowski)
Will Patton - Henry
Wendy Worthington - Motel Manager
Andrea Marcellus - Clerk
Christopher Sweeney - Ranger
Solomon Loop - Helicoptor Pilot (as Soloman Loop)
Ed Tracey - Helicoptor Pilot #2

Taglines: Surviving is just the beginning

Release Date: 23 October 2009

Filming Locations: Antelope Canyon, Utah, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $1,785 (USA) (25 October 2009) (2 Screens)

Gross: $1,785 (USA) (25 October 2009)

Technical Specs


Continuity: When the Guide gets bitten by rattlesnakes and the 'mules' are scared, it shows horses running (and naying) away. When he finds a 'mule' it is back to being a mule.

[first lines]
Nick: Hey, were going to make it.
Lori: Not if you don't slow down.
Nick: Grand Canyon by sunrise, remember?
Lori: How can I forget.

User Review

An entertaining, but not very memorable, thriller

Rating: 7/10

The only reason I was interested in watching The Canyon was the presence of actress Yvonne Strahovski, who is brilliant as Agent Walker in Chuck, one of my favorite TV programmes.However, The Canyon ended up being an entertaining thriller with decent performances and a generally good rhythm, although it is not very memorable.

The screenplay from The Canyon does not offer too many surprises, but it produces an adequate level of suspense and tension thanks to its good structure.One of the fails I found on this movie is that I think a few scenes could have easily been deleted from the movie, not because they are boring, but because they add nothing to the story and they break the rhythm a little bit.And then, the characters make some stupid decisions and they occasionally do not behave naturally.

However, in spite of its fails, The Canyon deserves a recommendation as a competent thriller, which may not be highly memorable, but at least is entertaining.