"The Way" is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his "California Bubble Life". Inexperienced as a trekker, Tom soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey. On his journey, Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, each with their own issues and looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen), a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer (James Nesbitt), who is ...
Life is too big to walk it alone.
19 November 2010 (Spain)
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Opening Weekend: $193,552
19 November 2010, Limited Release
Opening Weekend USA: $110,418,
9 October 2011, Limited Release
Gross USA: $4,430,650, 11 March 2012
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $9,158,000, 31 August 2012
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
When one takes the 500 mile Camino de Santiago, they carry a scalloped shell with them as an identity. Emilio Estevez
was given such a shell by a man who made that journey six times. When he made the journey while filming the film, he kept the shell with him. See more
After Burgos, they stop at a house where Jack writes up his notes and Tom ties his bootlaces. This is in Tosantos at the Albergue Municipal. Before they reach Tosantos Jack is twirling his stick and throwing it up in the air like an Irish drum major. When they leave Tosantos they are all trying to twirl their sticks, unsuccessfully. But they are at the same spot as when Jack was twirling his stick earlier. See more
Well, Jack, maybe a dog fight near a cheese farm is simply a dog fight near a cheese farm.
AH! Okay... That's good. That... is very... good! Maybe I should adopt a more conservative attitude instead of trying to tickle meaning out of every curve in the road. Oh, Christ... I haven't had an original thought in months! Writer's block...
by Tyler Bates
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