"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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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
During the scene when the group is walking past a beautiful panorama of mountains, Jack is telling Tom about his dreams at Trinity College Dublin and they all share a laugh at Sarah's plan to lay her cigarettes at the feet of St. James - they're actually walking the wrong way. The scene was shot in the town of O Cebreiro in Galicia and the wooded path they appear to be entering would actually take them eastward back towards the Cruz de Ferro, not westward towards Santiago. See more
The pilgrims visit the Albergue Casa Santa Barbara that they say is in Torres del Rio. There is no such albergue. You also hear Tom say Torres is the next town which is not correct. Sansol would have been the next town as this is only 1km before Torres, and the two are almost interlinked. See more
Would you like to try some of this?
[offering Jack, who has complained of writer's block, a hand-roll of marijuana, tobacco, hashish, or some combination thereof
It's Turkish; I hear it's good for writer's block.
Performed by Alanis Morissette See more