Walking Out

Synopsis: Based on the masterpiece, American short story, Walking Out, David (Josh Wiggins), an urban teenager's journey to rural Montana to go hunt big game with his estranged, 'off the grid' father, Cal (Matt Bomer). As they ascend deep into the wilderness, father and son struggle to connect on any level. A brutal encountering leaves them both with serious injuries in order to survive. survive.
Production: IFC Films
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Katie's apron strings anyhow.

What, so there's..

There's no way

I can talk to her?

Well, there's always the

two-way in an emergency.


Are moose dangerous?

They're no joke.

Won't be like

one of your asinine games.

Can't start over at the

first sign of trouble.

This year we hunt big game.

This year you'll get

your first kill.


Put that away.

Well, put that damn toy away.

I don't want to see it again.

If I do, I'll smash it

to smithereens.

You wearing long Johns?

It'll be freezing up above.

Long Johns, wool socks, mittens.

Mom went over

that checklist you sent

and doubled it.

She remembers

how cold it gets up here.


Mittens for her kittens.


Here's something

she didn't double.

That's simpler than

the over-and-under

you used yesterday.

It's heavier.

Packs a hell of a punch.

This is the rifle I shot

my first moose with

when I was 14.

Your grandfather

gave me this gun.

Safety. Click.

It's not moving

like those grouse though.

Well, if we come up

on that moose quiet

like we're meant to,

he won't be moving either.

Be a tad bit bigger

than a coffee can too.

His heart's about the same size.

Now breathe out slowly.

You won't need that

where we're going.

What if it keeps snowing?

Or we get lost?

You worry too much.

Like your mother.

I'm just not used to being so..


Well, you're not remote.

You're with me.

And we are here.

Just up that drainage.

At the head of the creek.

How far is it?

Five miles, give or take.

We won't barely break a sweat.

Is that where you saw the moose?

No. That's where I saw

the Sheepman's hut.

The moose is up further.

How much further?

All the way further.

It's up on top.

We have to sleep in a hut?


Why didn't we just bring a tent?

Why should we

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David Quammen

David Quammen (born February 1948) is an American science, nature and travel writer and the author of fifteen books. He wrote a column called "Natural Acts" for Outside magazine for fifteen years. His articles have also appeared in National Geographic, Harper's, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Book Review and other periodicals. In 2013, Quammen's book Spillover was shortlisted for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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