"The Way" is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his "California Bubble Life". Inexperienced as a trekker, Tom soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey. On his journey, Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, each with their own issues and looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen), a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer ('James Nesbitt'), who is... Written by
Life is too big to walk it alone.
19 November 2010 (Spain)
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Tom (Martin Sheen
) places bits of his son's ashes at various places on El Camino to signify that his son is making the journey with him. Though touching, this goes against Catholic teaching - cremation is allowed, but all of a person's ashes are to be kept together, in one place. Scattering or dividing the ashes is officially not allowed. See more
When Tom alights from the train at St Jean de Pied de Port, he is met by Captain Henri of the Gendarmerie. While explaining exactly what his son was doing walking the Camino, Henri refers to "completing the route", using the American pronunciation "raut". As the word originates from the French "route", meaning road, pronounced "root", this is not a mistake he is likely to make. See more
Hey, I'm Frank. New York.
[Noticing that Frank is wearing a yarmulke
Nice to meet you, Rabbi.
Oh, actually I'm a priest.
Well, you can understand my confusion.
Yeah, a lot of people make that mistake.
[Pointing to his head
Brain cancer. Surgery left a terrible scar. I wear this yarmulke to cover it up. They didn't get it all... you know, the cancer. Said it'll probably come back. Who knows about these kinda' things? Only God... Anyway, they say that miracles happen out here on ...
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