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A Walk in the Clouds (1995)

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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.

Director:

Alfonso Arau

Writers:

Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay), Mark Miller (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un paseo por las nubes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$50,012,507
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The blue and silver-colored badge that Sergeant Sutton (Keanu Reeves) wears on the top of his rows of ribbons (they represent the medals and decorations he earned during the war), on his uniform jacket, is the Combat Infantryman Badge. The U.S. Army began to award this badge by an act of Congress in 1943 to infantry soldiers who had it can be documented had come under fire by the enemy. Awardees are authorized to wear the C.I.B., and granted a monthly stipend of ten dollars in addition to their other pay factors during World War II. Its design consists of a Kentucky rifle on a blue field. By wearing the C.I.B., the filmmakers communicate that Sergeant Sutton is indeed a combat veteran - thus, his nightmares of battle, and, presumably, his affliction of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. See more »

Goofs

There is a scene of a country road with solid white lines painted along the edge. In the 1940's roads were not painted this way. See more »

Quotes

Alberto Aragon: Just because I talk with an accent doesn't mean I think with an accent.
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Referenced in Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends: Survivalists (1998) See more »

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Cancion Mixteca
Written by José López Alavés (as Jose Lopez Alavez)
Performed by Ismael Gallegos
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Beautiful...
27 August 2000 | by BlueOrgySee all my reviews

This film in one word, "beautiful." Keanu Reeves and the rest of the cast make this film enjoyable. I am not a big fan of romance pictures, but this has to be one of the more enjoyable ones. The acting is superb and the story is excellent.

A young woman heading back home meets up with a chocolate salesman. She is pregnant (but not married) and cannot bare to face her father. Keanu's character hides his true identity to play the role as her husband.

This picture is worth seeing and I advise anyone to see it. Whether they are into romance films or not. People who bad-mouth this film are too dense to realize you don't need action and bloodshed to have a good movie.


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