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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.

Director:

Alfonso Arau

Writers:

Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay), Mark Miller (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 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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Details

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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,526,010, 13 August 1995

Gross USA:

$50,008,143

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,008,143
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Although a version of the music that the German/Austrian band plays at the wine festival existed in the 1940s, the version played did not exist until 1975. See more »

Quotes

Alberto Aragon: My daughter can trace her roots back 400 years to the best families in Mexico.
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Connections

Referenced in Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends: Survivalists (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Mariachi's Serenade
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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Beautiful, Wonderful, Romantic...but cynics, please stay away
16 March 2001 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

It always amazes how many opinions can come from the viewing of the same movie. But this movie should have as many admirers as possible.

OK, the ending is predictable. So is eating, sleeping, working and making love. Is that any reason not to watch a movie?

What makes CLOUDS wonderful is the ride. It is a beautifully acted ride: Keanu Reeves acting his guts out plus: international sensation Sanchez-Gijon, noted actress Aragon, veteran actress Elizondo, Giannini the legend and the irresistible Anthony Quinn, Beautifully directed: Alfonso Arau, Wonderful cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, the wonderful music of Maurice Jarre and the song by Cuban Guitar composer, pedagogue and legend Leo Brouwer.

What is bad about smiling during a movie? I found myself smiling and giggling during the grape stomping scene. Does it hurt when you laugh? I guess only if you are jaded, spoiled and bored with life.

There is love, mysticism and joy...This is a movie to savor and breath in and enjoy the wonderful..

Walk in the Clouds....


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