"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 USA: $110,418,
9 October 2011
Gross USA: $4,430,765
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $9,903,618
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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
At 1:35 (approx) they pass the church/monastery of San Zoilo, Carrión de los Condes, walking in the wrong direction. See more
[Having been handed the box with his son's ashes
I'm going to walk the Camino de Santiago.
[Somewhat taken aback
Mr. Avery, if you'll pardon me, please, you are not prepared to go on this trip. You have no equipment, or...
[Cutting him off
I've got Danny's back pack and all of his stuff.
But you haven't trained for this walk, and no disrespect, you are more than 60 years old.
So it'll take me a bit longer than most.
You'll be lucky if you finish in two months.
Well, then I'd better get ...
Written and Performed by Nick Drake
Courtesy of Island Records
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