"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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Opening Weekend: $110,418
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Production of the film took 40 days, and Emilio Estevez
's son, who served as an associate producer on the film, met his wife-to-be on the Camino. See more
I tried to quit once. But then I thought, "Why?" My grandmother, she drank and she smoked her entire life, and she lived to be 103 years old. Now what does that tell you?
It tells me that everyone who is trying to quit something always has an ancient relative they use as an example of why not to quit.
I suppose that make me into a cliché, then.
You said it.
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