"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: $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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While directing, Emilio Estevez worked each day dressed as Daniel so he could quickly jump into the scene. 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
What, you can do this on a bike? Why the hell are we walking? Oh that's ridiculous man.
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