A shape-shifting mountain man and a group of children team up to protect an enchanted forest from evil lumberjacks.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they ... See full summary »

Director: Charles T. Kanganis
Stars: Victor Wong, Max Elliott Slade, Sean Fox
3 Ninjas (1992)
Action | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.

Director: Duwayne Dunham
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Alder
Animation | Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This was Chuck Norris attempt to star in his own animated series. He plays an operative for the United States government who has a team consisting of Pepper, a technological genius, Kimo, a... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Fontana, Kathy Garver, Robert Ito
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

TJ and company must save summer vacation from disappearing forever.

Director: Chuck Sheetz
Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Rickey D'Shon Collins, Jason Davis
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Shadow, Sassy, and Chance have to find their way home after they become stranded at the San Francisco International Airport as their owners fly to Canada on vacation.

Director: David R. Ellis
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Ralph Waite
Adventure | Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two teenagers are part of a team searching for the world's most valuable gem, but halfway through their fathers get kidnapped and are held for ransom.

Director: Michael McGreevey
Stars: Gary Collins, Michael Beck, Sean Price McConnell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Travis Thorne
...
Sherrif Ramsey
...
Clovis Madison
Trenton Knight ...
Justin Franklin
Megan Paul ...
Austene Slaighter
Josh Wolford ...
Logan Anderson
...
Brian Anderson
Michael Friedman ...
Lewis Burdette
...
Paul Carpio
Dennis Paladino ...
Mark Lelert
...
Williams
...
Buster
...
Shirley
...
Arlen Slaighter
Edit

Storyline

John McKenna is a spiritual being who is able to transform into bear, wolf or eagle. He lives in the forests of Tanglewood and has dedicated his life to protect them. One day a gang of evil lumberjacks led by Travis Thorne arrive Tanglewood to chop the forest down. McKenna cannot let this happen, and together with his new friends - Lords of the Tanglewood, a band of children who love to play in the forest - he battles against Thorne and his evil gang. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A magical mountain. A mysterious legend. A story of courage against all odds. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fight scenes and some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chuck Norris wants to put Himself in Hard Wood  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Travis Thorne: [on Tanglewood Forest] ... There's a hundred million board-feet of lumber up there, and I want it all... I couldn't care less about the progress of anyone except me.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Forest Warrior (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Yes.
27 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One word: Yes. A three in one experience: Home Alone, PBS's Nature, and Walker, Texas Ranger all in an hour and a half!

Special effects: The special effects were excellent, particularly the sparkling light balls. We also enjoyed the animal to human transformations. Seamless.

Law enforcement: The lawyers were accurately portrayed and incredibly competent considering the fees they were charging. The permit process was entirely plausible...I mean, who needs NEPA or EPA approval anyway?

Animals: The killer chipmunk? Slam dunk. A falcon transforming into a fist? Yes please!

Life lessons: The deep and riveting plot line of the alcoholic father and the lumber tycoon who finds his morality left us wanting more. Also Chuck was full of his usual cogent remarks on life's profundities.

Fight scenes: We were on the edge of our seats. It IS Chuck. The little kid who kicks the bad lumberjack in the face was the icing on the cake.

Political Correctness: comments like pull up your pantyhose (and be a man), and those environmentalist fairies were a couple gems.

Choreography: three words -- lumberjack dance scene.

Costume design: A great tour of some timeless 90s classics. Dad and Mom jeans a plenty!

Fave quotes: "There were six of them (bad guys) and then there were five..." (because Chuck was kicking their butts!) "How very sad." "Sad this!"


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
For fans Mau_
FOREST WARRIOR: Speculations and theories. Mau_
song in movie solokiwinz
Song is Rayleen mcdsdebbie
Rudy Quintanilla Fraud Casting Director sanford2hampton
Also known as? tigerchu
Discuss Forest Warrior (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?