"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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Tom (Martin Sheen
) places bits of his son's ashes at various places on El Camino to signify that his son is making the journey with him. Though touching, this goes against Catholic teaching - cremation is allowed, but all of a person's ashes are to be kept together, in one place. Scattering or dividing the ashes is officially not allowed. See more
At the end of the first day we see Tom coming into a huge refugio. This used to be the original medieval hostel in Roncesvalles called the Itzandegia (no longer in use). However in the film he arrives at La Posada and all the outside shots are used here, but this is a Spanish hostel with only single and double rooms in. See more
I tried to quit once. But then I thought, "Why?" My grandmother, she drank and she smoked her entire life, and she lived to be 103 years old. Now what does that tell you?
It tells me that everyone who is trying to quit something always has an ancient relative they use as an example of why not to quit.
I suppose that make me into a cliché, then.
You said it.
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