"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 ... Written by
Life is too big to walk it alone.
19 November 2010 (Spain)
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Opening Weekend: £104,397
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
In an LA radio interview on "The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave", Emilio Estevez
revealed that much of the inspiration he got for this film was the identical pilgrimage that his father Martin Sheen
and his son Taylor Estevez
made a few years before on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Estevez' son, then 19, fell in love, moved to Spain, and got married a few years later. Since that trip, Martin Sheen
and Emilio Estevez
spoke often of how they could make a film about the pilgrimage until an idea surfaced. See more
At the end of their Way, the four pilgrims directly go to the Cathedral, carrying their backpacks. This is not allowed, the bulk being an annoyance when there are too many people inside, and also for security reasons. See more
[while chain smoking another cigarette
The end of the Camino is the end of my addiction.
Spoken like a true addict.
Performed by Alanis Morissette See more