A Walk in the Woods

Synopsis: In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson, instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife, 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, 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.
Director(s): Ken Kwapis
Production: Broad Green Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

but I just switched to a new beta blocker.

I barely have enough energy

- to get dressed in the...


MAN #3:
Next time, call

me for something fun.

- Like a colonoscopy.


MAN #4:
Bill, I think you've been the victim

of identity theft.

I got the most ridiculous message

- from someone claiming...


MAN #5:
Bill, you know you can see the whole

trail online in less than four minutes?

You know, you can't count Dan Budge.

Dying is not the same as saying no.


Did we know about that?

About Dan's death?

Yeah, I think

it was in Janice's Christmas card.

Well, that explains why she was so miffed

about my invitation.


It's in the...


- Hello?


Hey, it's me.

I'm sorry?

Bryson, it's Katz.

- It's Katz?

- Yeah.

- Stephen?

- Yeah.


- Whoa.

You're in the States?

Yeah, yeah. Where are you?

(CHUCKLES) I'm in Des Moines.

Where the hell else would I be?

Well, it's good to hear your voice.

Yeah. Hey, Doug told me about

this Appalachian Trail deal of yours.

Are you serious about that?

Yes, I'm very serious.

You think maybe I could come with you?


You wanna come with me?

Yeah, if it's a problem, I understand.

- No, no, no, no.

- I mean, I understand if you don't want me.

No, why... Why wouldn't I want you?

Because, you know,

I still owe you 600 bucks from Europe.

Well, that was forty years ago, Stephen.

Yeah, but I still intend to pay you.

Well, I know you're good for it.

Ah, great, great.

So, what kind

of shape you in?

Well, I'm in good shape.

I walk everywhere these days.


Yeah, since the bastards

took away my license.



So, how are you with bears?

Well, they haven't gotten me yet.

Rate this script:(5.00 / 1 vote)

Michael Arndt

Michael Arndt is an American screenwriter. He is best known as the writer of the films Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Arndt won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Little Miss Sunshine and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Toy Story 3. This made Arndt the first screenwriter ever to be nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay for his first two screenplays. He has also been credited under the pseudonyms Michael deBruyn and Rick Kerb, which are mainly used for script revisions. more…

All Michael Arndt scripts | Michael Arndt Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "A Walk in the Woods" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Jan. 2021. <https://www.scripts.com/script/a_walk_in_the_woods_2067>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.