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A Walk in the Clouds (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 11 August 1995 (USA)
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A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.

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Alfonso Arau

Writers:

Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay), Mark Miller (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Paul Sutton
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Victoria Aragon (as Aitana Sanchez-Gijon)
Anthony Quinn ... Don Pedro Aragon
Giancarlo Giannini ... Alberto Aragon
Angélica Aragón ... Marie Jose Aragon (as Angelica Aragon)
Evangelina Elizondo ... Guadelupe Aragon
Freddy Rodríguez ... Pedro Aragon, Jr. (as Freddy Rodriguez)
Debra Messing ... Betty Sutton
Febronio Covarrubias Febronio Covarrubias ... Jose Manuel
Roberto Huerta Roberto Huerta ... Jose Luis
Juan Jiménez Juan Jiménez ... Jose Marie (as Juan Jimenez)
Ismael Gallegos Ismael Gallegos ... Jose's Musical Son
Alejandra Flores Alejandra Flores ... Consuelo
Gema Sandoval Gema Sandoval ... Maria
Don Amendolia ... Father Coturri
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Storyline

A young married US military soldier, Paul, returns home after World War II and meets a girl, Victoria, along the way. Victoria is pregnant and terrified of returning home to her Mexican family where her strict over protective father will surely disapprove of her out of wedlock pregnancy. Wanting to help, Paul offers to pose as her husband to calm things over until such time he is free to leave again but as they spend time together, they start falling in love with each other. However, Paul is still married and they have to hold themselves back before fate would intervene and tragedy would ensue and they would finally be together. Written by mahajanssen

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Taglines:

A man in search. A woman in need. A story of fate.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for moments of sensuality and war action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Walk in the Clouds See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$50,012,507
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Of the actors who portray the Aragon family, which is said to be Mexican, not all are actually of the heritage. While Angélica Aragón (mother), Evangelina Elizondo (grandmother) and Anthony Quinn (grandfather) are/were all Mexican-born, Quinn was also 1/4 Irish and portrayed many different heritages throughout his career. Giancarlo Giannini (father), known for his ability to speak different dialects, is Italian. Aitana Sánchez-Gijón (daughter) is Italian-Spanish. And Chicago-born Freddie Rodríguez (son) is of Puerto Rican descent. See more »

Goofs

As Paul is hitchhiking home south to San Francisco, a driver said he can take him as far as San Rafael. San Rafael is north of San Francisco. The car is also driving south (ocean to its right), which is correct. However, the coast is at least an hour out of his way to the west of Napa, and he would not have gone that way. See more »

Quotes

Don Pedro Aragon: Newlyweds. What else do they do but make love and war?
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Connections

Spun-off from Way Down East (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

Crush The Grapes
Lyrics by Alfonso Arau
Music by Leo Brouwer
Performed by Roberto Huerta, Juan Jiménez (as Juan Jimenez), Febronio Covarrubias and Ismael Gallegos
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A charming romance for a more cynical time
17 February 2001 | by moviebuffSee all my reviews

You often hear people lament:"they don't make them like they used to". This film is one of those magical examples where they really do. Alfonso Arau has given us one of the most poignant, old-fashioned romance films in many a year. Set in the Napa Valley shortly after the end of World War II, Keanu Reeves and Aitana Sanchez-Gijon play two people searching for their futures. Reeves as an ex-GI in a pointless job with a wife he hardly knows and Sanchez-Gijon as a pregnant and abandoned woman afraid to face the shame she will bring to her family. They agree to pose as a married couple in order for her to save face and placate the anticipated anger of her stern father. What follows is a lovingly realized story of family, love and understanding played out against the beauty of the northern California wine country. The vineyard owned by Sanchez-Gijon's family is pure fantasy created by some wonderful visual effects but it provides the perfect setting for the film. There are moments in this film of sensual beauty every bit as breathtaking as the vineyard itself. One of the great joys of this film is the performance of Anthony Quinn as Don Pedro, Sanchez-Gijon's grandfather. He steals every scene he's in. His performance is funny and charming and his character always has a knowing twinkle in his eye. A pure delight to watch. For those with unjaded hearts, settle down with the one you love and share a glass of wine as you watch this film and relish it's pure heart and the exquisite joy of it's touching romance.


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