Theatrical Release: May 4, 2012
DVD Release: February 4, 2014


Limited Theatrical Release – After newspaper editor Steve Faulkner is laid off, his 17 year-old adopted son persuades him to take a 1,000 mile canoe journey retracing the discovery route of the Mississippi. Braving the elements, they nearly run out of money, become minor celebrities and confront the ultimate challenge; boredom. They discover that they don’t read the same books, watch the same shows or know the same songs. A journey through middle America, Waterwalk is a memorable journey that defines the heart.

Dove Review

“WaterWalk” is the coming of age story focusing on Justin, the adopted son of Steve and Joy Faulkner. Justin and Steve have a strained relationship and Justin seeks to come closer to his father. The two embark on a canoe journey following the rout taken by Marquette and Joliet who discovered the Mississippi river. Along the way the two face struggles, show courage and meet new friends as they are forced to work together.

“WaterWalk” is filmed mainly in the great outdoors and the scenery is truly breathtaking. Some great Michigan Upper Peninsula scenes are featured in the movie. There are moral lessons and faith is a sincere part of their journey as Justin and Steve take the time to worship in a few churches along the way. This is a movie of bonding and taking the time to show your family just how important they are to you. We are pleased to award “WaterWalk” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and over.

Content Description

Sex: Husband/wife share a kiss a couple of times.
Language: G/OMG-2; H-1; Geez-1; For G*d's sake-2
Violence: Boy in car accident caused by his texting while driving and some blood seen on forehead; father/son almost hit by barge in canoe; father/son almost go over dam in canoe; the aftermath of car accident with boy hanging out of overturned vehicle.
Drugs: Underage boy said to have consumed beer and given beer to very young sisters but he is reprimanded; underage boy pours wine for father and guest but we don't see him drink any; men offer beer to father/son - again, we don't see the son drink; a few scenes take place in restaurant/bars; talk of the bark of a tree being a hallucinogen.
Nudity: Shirtless men; cleavage on women; girls in bikinis.
Other: The subject of adoption is addressed.


Company: Maverick Entertainment
Producer: Roger Rapoport
Genre: Limited
Runtime: 121 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Robert Cicchini, Chase Maser and Mary MacDonald Kerr
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter