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Warriors of Virtue (1997)

A young boy is whisked away to the mythical land of Tao where he becomes the center of a conflict between an evil lord and a group of animal warriors.

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Elysia
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Master Chung (as Chao-Li Chi)
Jack Tate ...
Yun
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Yee
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Lai / Mayor Keena (as Don W. Lewis)
J. Todd Adams ...
Chi
Adrienne Corcoran ...
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Mudlap (as Michael John Anderson)
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Grillo
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Mantose
Dennis Dun ...
Ming
Roy Ceballos ...
Willy Beest
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Storyline

A young man, Ryan, suffering from a disability, wishes to join the other kids from his schools football team. During an initiation rite, Ryan is swept away through a whirlpool to the land of Tao. There he is hunted by the evil Lord Komodo, who desires the boy as a key to enter the real world. Ryan is rescued by the protectors of Tao, five humanoid kangaroos, each embued with the five elements and virtues. Ryan learns his valuable lesson while saving the land of Tao. Written by R. L. Strong <RS080455@PACBELL.NET>

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In a world beyond your imagination a battle for the universe has begun.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A tao harcosai  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,277,084 (USA) (2 May 1997)

Gross:

$6,448,817 (USA) (6 June 1997)
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Did You Know?

Goofs

Several characters in the film mispronounce the word "Tao". The "t" in "Tao" should be pronounced like a "d". See more »

Quotes

Chucky: That guy is evil! Lucifer thinks he's a little extreme!
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Connections

Followed by Warriors of Virtue: The Return to Tao (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Forces Of Nature
Performed by Clannad
Written by Maire Brennan and Ciarán Brennan (as Ciaran Brennan)
Produced by Clannad
Clannad Appears Courtesy of RCA Records A Division of BMG Entertainment International U.K. & Ireland Ltd.
Published by Clannad Music Ltd./BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Administered in the U.S. by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Rather Slow and Boring With a Fun Villain
29 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Warriors of Virtue is a rather strange movie, but I find it a great bore. While the idea of martial art marsupials seems goofy and stupid, but at least it would be entertaining. This movie, however, seems to have a consistency of dragging dialogues, confusing setups, and poor delivery. It takes forever for the action to start up, and when it does, the cinematography is unnecessary and often hard to make out. The very idea of the movie may sound silly, it had promise to at least be ridiculously entertaining, but the slow route it takes and the basic "nothingness" it envelopes kind of makes it not so much a good movie. However, the one thing that always brought me back to this film was the villain. The acting in the villain's case is just so over-the-top and enjoyably hilarious that he makes the film worth watching. Give him props because he was starred in other movies like "Titus."


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