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The Way -- An American father travels to France to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling "El camino de Santiago" from France to Santiago de Compostela (Spain).
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19 November 2010 (Spain) See more »
Life is too big to walk it alone.
A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Martin Sheen ... Tom

Emilio Estevez ... Daniel

Deborah Kara Unger ... Sarah

Yorick van Wageningen ... Joost

James Nesbitt ... Jack
Romy Baskerville ... Eunice

Renée Estevez ... Doreen

David Alexanian ... Roger
William Holden ... Cal

Spencer Garrett ... Phil
Joe Torrenueva ... Father Sandoval

Tchéky Karyo ... Captain Henri
Stéphane Dausse ... French Mortician

Ángela Molina ... Angelica (as Angela Molina)
Simón Andreu ... Don Santiago
Patxi Pérez ... Waiter
Joan Díez ... Carlo

Carlos Leal ... Jean
Anthony Von Seck ... Setar Playing Pilgrim

Matt Clark ... Padre Frank
Eusebio Lázaro ... El Ramón
José Luis Molina ... Policeman #1
José Javier Ruiz ... Policeman #2
Omar Muñoz ... Gypsy Boy

Antonio Gil ... Ishmael
Coro El Encuento Burgos ... Gypsy Singers
Alfonso Delgado ... Penitente #1
Víctor Molero ... Penitente #2

Manuel Calvo ... Penitente #3 (as Manu Calvo)
Milagros Alcalde Díez ... El Molino Inkeeper
Maximiano Benito Nebreda ... El Molino Inkeeper
Santi Prego ... Santiago Office Clerk

Directed by
Emilio Estevez 
Writing credits
Emilio Estevez (written for the screen by)

Jack Hitt (book "Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route Into Spain")

Produced by
David Alexanian .... producer
Johannes Brinkmann .... associate producer
Inma Castaño .... delegate producer: Filmax Animation
Trevor Drinkwater .... executive producer
Emilio Estevez .... producer
Ramon Gerard Estevez .... executive producer
Taylor Estevez .... associate producer
Julio Fernández .... executive producer (as Julio Fernandez)
Julio Fernández .... producer (as Julio Fernandez)
Teresa Gefaell .... delegate producer: Castelao
Alberto Marini .... executive producer
Lisa Niedenthal .... co-producer
Toni Novella .... line producer
Janet Sheen .... executive producer (as Janet Templeton)
John Sloss .... executive producer
Stewart Till .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tyler Bates 
Cinematography by
Juan Miguel Azpiroz (director of photography) (as Juanmi Azpiroz)
Film Editing by
Richard Chew 
Raúl Dávalos 
Casting by
J.C. Cantu 
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Víctor Molero 
Art Direction by
Israel Pérez 
Tanja Wahlbeck  (as Tania Wahlbeck)
Costume Design by
Tatiana Hernández  (as Tatiana Hernandez)
Makeup Department
Karina Arbulú .... assistant hair stylist
Karina Arbulú .... assistant makeup artist
Raquel Fidalgo .... makeup artist
Carmela Maellas .... hair stylist
Production Management
Toni Novella .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Manuel Calvo .... first assistant director
Emilio Martínez-Borso .... second assistant director (as Emilio Martinez-Borso)
Art Department
Pablo Alvarado .... props buyer (as Pablo Alvarado Saco)
Diego Marín Continente .... art department production assistant
Rubén Delgado .... stand-by props (as Rubén Delgado Garcia)
Miguel Val Eguren .... art department production assistant
Miren Jone Ernaga .... art department production assistant
Susanna Fernàndez .... props assistant (as Susana Fernández)
Raúl Hernández .... art department production assistant
Cristian Lecea .... art department production assistant
Angela Mejís .... art department production assistant
Sound Department
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Aitor Berenguer .... sound recordist
Dave Bergstrom .... sound mix stage engineer
John Bires .... additional audio
Eddie Bydalek .... sound mix technician
Julio Carmona .... adr recordist
Joe Dzuban .... sound effects editor
Justin Dzuban .... sound effects editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... sound consultant: Dolby
José Luis Fernández .... boom operator (as Coque Fernandez)
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital assistant
Arda Gulesserian .... additional audio
Catherine Harper .... foley crew
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Kimberly Jimenez .... additional audio
Darrin Mann .... foley crew
Bill Meadows .... sound re-recording recordist
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound designer
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound editor
Kelsey T. Morgan .... additional audio (as Kelsey Taylor Morgan)
Christopher Moriana .... foley crew
Paul Rodriguez .... additional audio
Kyle Seo .... additional audio
Kirsten Smith .... supervisor of feature sound: Universal
Peter Staubli .... adr editor
Peter Staubli .... dialogue editor
Rich Toenes .... additional audio
Ben Wilkins .... additional sound re-recording mixer: pre-dubs
Ben Wilkins .... sound effects supervisor
David Young .... additional audio
Miguel Barbosa .... dubbing technician: Gallego (uncredited)
Brit Bradley .... sound utility (uncredited)
Tyler Claridge .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Tim West .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Anthony S. Ciccarelli .... special effects technician (as Anthony Ciccarelli)
Joaquín Dorado .... special effects technician
Raúl Romanillos .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Chad E. Collier .... digital intermediate data technician: Company 3
Mai Suzuki .... digital restoration: Company 3 (as Mai Suzuki-Pereksta)
Graham Dunglinson .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Tram Le .... digital production manager (uncredited)
Andy Mower .... visual effects artist: Method Studios (uncredited)
Sean Rowe .... digital film scanner (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Alexanian .... still photographer
Gonzalo Asensio .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Lalo Asensio)
Josu Cejuela .... gaffer
Jesús De La Cuena .... generator electrician
Sonia Eguren .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Emilio Estevez .... additional photography
Izaskun Fernández .... production grip
Esteban Garcia .... production grip
Rubén González .... production grip
Falkwyn Goyeneche .... video assist (as Falkwyn De Goyeneche)
David Lloret .... production grip
Raúl Manchado .... camera operator: "b" cameea
Raúl Manchado .... steadicam operator
Lara Mazagatos .... production grip
Alberto Merino .... production swing electric
Imanol Nabea .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Gonzalo M. Palacio .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Gonzalo Palacio)
Juan José Ramirez Gil .... lighting technician
Héctor Riesco .... production grip
Miguel Riesco .... production grip
Antonio Rodríguez .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Oscar Rodríguez .... production grip
Daniel Sancho .... production grip
Carlos Santamaría .... production grip (as Carlos Santamaria)
Iván Sequeira .... production swing electric
Jorge Sequeira .... production swing electric
Julián Sáenz López .... production grip
Laura Varea .... production swing electric
Anthony Von Seck .... additional photography
Mónica Yañes .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Mónica Yanes)
Marc Zumbach .... electrician
Laura Martínez .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Uxia Buciños .... extras casting
Lola Sopeña .... casting: Europe
Lindsay Graham .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julita Almodóvar .... costume assistant
Ana Martínez Fesser .... set costumer (as Ana Fesser)
Pan Álvaro .... set costumer (as Pan Álvaro Díez)
Editorial Department
Michael Boggs .... scanning
Mike Chiado .... color scientist
Albert Coleman .... assistant editor
Siggy Ferstl .... colorist
Travis Flynn .... digital color assistant
Jordan Fox .... digital color assistant
Cindy Fret .... first assistant editor (as Cynthia Fret)
Andy Kaplan .... digital intermediate producer
Michael Landon .... digital intermediate editor
Jackie Lee .... digital intermediate account executive
Suzy Ortega .... assistant editor
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate executive producer
Devin Sterling .... digital intermediate head of production
Paul Carlin .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Harry Muller .... color timer (uncredited)
Ian Sullivan .... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)
Music Department
Jeff Babko .... musician: piano
Dondi Bastone .... music supervisor
Tyler Bates .... musician: guitars, piano, guitarviol, keyboard, group vocals
Nick Baxter .... assistant engineer
Sebastian C. Besquet .... musician: group vocals (as Sebastian Cano-Besquet)
Gustavo Borner .... score mixer
Gustavo Borner .... score recordist
Brian Cachia .... musician: percussion, ethnic ethnic winds
Greg Ellis .... musician: drum kit, percussion, hammered dulcimer
Paloma Estevez .... musician: percussion
Darrell Hall .... music editor
Joanne Higginbottom .... musician
Chris Khodadadian .... studio assistant
Drew Krassowski .... music preparation: MIDI
Roger Manning .... musician: piano, organ (as Roger Joseph Manning)
Wolfgang Matthes .... musician: piano, atmospheres
Wolfgang Matthes .... score mixer
Justin Meldal-Johnsen .... musician: bass
Justin Moshkevich .... assistant scoring engineer
Michael Rozon .... musician: pedal steel guitar
Nan Vernon .... musician: solo vocals
Billy White Acre .... musician: group vocals
Tim Williams .... orchestrator
Stefan Karrer .... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)
Tim Williams .... conductor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Julio Fernándes Delgado .... car mount technician
Juan Luis Grande .... driver: utilitybtruck
Antonio Martín .... driver: camera & sound truck
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Jordi Aragay .... controller: Filmax
Joel Baral .... Post Production Accountant
Michael Barnes .... legal services
Abdesslem Bennani .... production: Morocco
Najib Bennani .... production: Morocco
Hélène Cardona .... loop group (as Helene Cardona)
Chris Cook .... legal services
Mirella Cuesta .... production runner
Jean-Louis Darville .... loop group
Juan Luis De La Puente .... assistant
Lawson Deming .... title designer: main and end titles
Sergio Díaz .... location manager (as Sergio Díaz Bermejo)
Jesús Díez Calvo .... medic
Carmen Estevez .... assistant: Mr. Sheen
Maria Ezquieta .... production runner
Marta Galante .... production assistant
Luis Gamazo .... assistant
Lorena Gomes .... production secretary
Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez .... loop group
Gonzalo .... assistant
Fran¸ois Groeges-Picot .... legal services
Marina Hernando .... production assistant (as Marina H. Molini)
Bridget Hoffman .... loop group
Jon Lasarte .... assistant
David Lastra Hernando .... assistant
David Lastra .... assistant
Antía León Castro .... production assistant
Ana Lloret Rojo .... assistant
Fernando Lueches .... assistant location manager: St. Jean
Cecilia Maric .... production coordinator
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr walla group (as Caitlin McKenna)
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... loop group (as Caitlin McKenna)
Mendiburu .... assistant
Israel Mendoza .... assistant location manager
Laura Navarro .... assistant accountant
Jonathan Nichols .... loop group
Jacqueline Pinol .... loop group
Pilar Pérez López .... accountant
Carlos Reig-Plaza .... loop group
Federico Rozadillas .... first production assistant
Elisa Sirvent .... production coordinator: Filmax
Gloria Soriano .... script supervisor
Bruno Stephane .... loop group
Armando Valdes-Kennedy .... loop group
Antonio Vega .... chef
Marius Vlasa .... caterer
David Chagoyen .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Delfina Marques .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Bill Clinton .... thanks
Francesco Estevez .... dedicatee (as My Grandfather Francesco Estevez)
Francisco Estevez .... dedicatee
Ramon Estevez .... thanks

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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 »
Joost: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?
Sarah: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.
Joost:I suppose that make me into a cliché, then.
Sarah:You said it.
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94 out of 109 people found the following review useful.
great piece of cinema, 15 May 2011
Author: bill considine from Ireland

I have looked forward to "the way" since first hearing about it. I heard interviews with Martin Sheen himself and a great double interview with Martin and Emilio on Irish radio. I did a part of the camino in 2009 and It was a life changing/enhancing experience for me so I couldn't wait to see how the film would deal with it. Yesterday I saw the film in the Screen cinema in College Green Dublin. The film is, in my opinion, very true to the camino experience. A previous reviewer trivialised it as "a road movie" and suggested "wizard of Oz" characterisation. The camino "road" has been travelled for over a thousand years. Long before "road movies" were even thought about and yes, any story of fellow travellers sharing their stories on a journey, can be similar to the "wizard of Oz" but I think Chaucers "Canterbury Tales" is probably the true origin of the species. The camino de Santiago in its reality, and in this film, is a wonderful kaleidoscopic confluence of humanity. Pilgrims seem to self-select for certain character traits such as eccentricity, other worldliness, joyfullness, adventurousness, hurt, curiosity etc. Tom's companions were all from the palette of characters I found on the camino. Tom himself was an accidental pilgrim and only at the end of the camino did he allow himself to fall in love with it like the others. Tom, the cynical skeptic, driven to put one foot in front of another as a way of dealing with the brokenness of his relationship with his son and the trauma of his sudden death, allows the distance required to allow viewers share in the journey of the Camino in a way that could not have been achieved by following four "ordinary" pilgrims, no matter how colourful. Tom was the "straight man", the foil, that allowed the full colours of all the other characters to shine through. I thought it was a brilliant piece of cinema. Ole!

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