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Peaceful Warrior (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sport  |  23 June 2006 (USA)
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A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.



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Dan Millman has it all: good grades, a shot at the Olympic team on the rings and girls lining up for the handsome Berkely college athlete all teams mates look up to with envy. Only one man shakes his confidence, an anonymous night gas station attendant, who like Socrates, keeps questioning every assumption in his life. Then a traffic crash shatters Dan's legs, and his bright future. Now Socrates's life coaching is to make or break Dan's revised ambition. Written by KGF Vissers

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A Movie That Changes Lives. See more »


Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality, sex references and accident scenes | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A békés harcos útja  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$80,602 (USA) (2 June 2006)


$1,055,654 (USA) (18 August 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dan Millman:  the author of the book on which the film is based, can be glimpsed for a brief moment as the driver of the car at the gas station when Dan exercises for the first time after his motorcycle crash. See more »


In the crash sequence, Dan lands in a shower of safety glass chunks after going over the car. When the scene moves to another shot, all of the car's windows remain intact. See more »


[from trailer]
Socrates: I call myself a Peaceful Warrior... because the battles we fight are on the inside
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »


Written by Sally Thomas and Eamon O'Kane
Performed by Theo Ray
Published by Lone Ranger music (APRA)
Courtesy of 4MUSIC
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A Warrior
16 May 2006 | by (Malibu Ca.) – See all my reviews

As a huge fan of this book, I applaud Nic, Scott and the production team involved in getting this movie off the ground. This story must not have been easy to get made. But this is the most important movie of today, for today. I did find the musical cues to be overly used and not as dramatic as they could've been, but aside from this I was at the edge of my seat, waiting for NIc to add some wisdom to my life, so that I can go out there and be a better person. Nic, as the character of Soc does just that. The movie delivers where it should, straight to your heart. In this day of the much necessary age of awareness I HIGHLY recommend anyone who wants to be better and even be the best they can be to go and watch this film, recommend this film, watch it again, buy it on DVD and support these types of projects in any way you can. Imagine if we can get the kids of today to truly understand the lessons presented in this movie - it could change the world and the medium of film reaches enough people to do just that.

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