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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

In 2018, Debra Messing alleged sexual harassment from the film's producers and director Alfonso Arau before and during filming. She claims the producers manipulated her in to signing a nudity waiver for her scene with Keanu Reeves, promising Messing that the document was merely to appease the ego of the director, and that her nudity would not be shown in the film, as it was to be rated PG-13. However, on the day of filming, a nudity requirement was made clear to her, with the producers claiming that the PG-13 restriction did not pertain to what could be shown in foreign markets. She further alleged intimidation and humiliation from director Alfonso Arau during the filming of this scene. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when Paul is walking home, a woman wearing a blue Air Force uniform enters a building. The Air Force wasn't a separate branch of service until 1947. See more »

Quotes

Victoria Aragón: We can sleep in Pedro's room.
María José Aragón: In that teeny-tiny little bed?
[laughs]
María José Aragón: On your wedding night? Ay hija, no. You need room, to maneuver.
Victoria Aragón: Mommy!
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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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