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A man travels to France to pick up the remains of his son, who was killed while walking the Camino de Santiago. He spontaneously decides to walk the path himself to complete what his son had started.
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Jack: You know, when I was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Dublin, I wanted to be W.B. Yeats or James Joyce. But good writers usually die broke, so after I left college, I wrote for travel mags. Thought I'd do that for a while, put some money away and then get down to the novel. 20 years later, here I am, still writing for travel magazines. I'm not feeling sorry for myself. It's the life I chose.
Tom: Jack, you write whatever you want about all this, what you saw, how you felt. You write it like it happened. You write the truth.
Jack: I'll do my best.
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Sarah: Yeah, well, we keep walking at this pace, quitting isn't gonna be the problem. Surviving will be. Doesn't this guy (referring to Tom) ever stop to smell the flowers? This isn't a race.
Joost: No, it isn't.
Sarah: Then why does it pxzz me off so much that I haven't seen him
stop to take a break? I mean, why does something that should be inspirational make me so... angry? Totally irrational.
Joost: Same could be said for this entire journey.
Sarah: Wonder how old he is.
Joost: Older than us.
Daniel: "You should fly with me." Tom: "What?" Daniel: "You should fly with me." Tom: "Yeah, right." Daniel: "Turn the car around, pack a bag... grab your passport, forget your golf clubs... C'mon, a father son trip - it'll be fun." Tom: "...When you comin' back?" Daniel: "I don't know." Tom: "So you don't have a plan." Daniel: "We agreed that if I let you take me to the airport, you wouldn't lecture me about how I'm ruining my life." Tom: "I lied. ...You know, most people don't have the luxury of just picking up and leaving it all behind, Daniel." Daniel: "Well I'm not most people. If I don't have your blessing, that's fine. Don't judge this - don't judge me." Tom: "My life here might not seem like much to you, but it's the life I choose." Daniel: "You don't choose a life, Dad... you live one."
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Tom goes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to collect the remains of his adult son, who was killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago. 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... James Nesbitt, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger, Martin Sheen.
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