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

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13 April 2007 (Mexico)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$1,055,654 (USA) (18 August 2006)
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Director Victor Salva first became familiar with the work while in prison for child molestation. He credits the original story as "a story that changed my life". See more »

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The gymnastics room is painted sky blue and gold which are UCLA colors. Cal colors are (very) dark blue and gold. See more »

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Dan Millman: I have a metal rod in my leg.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Written by Keith Prokup and Greg Danylyshyn (as Greg Danylshyn)
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Really good!
1 May 2006 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at a screening,(ironically at UCLA) and I really liked it. The only part I didn't like about it was the odd editing they did to make UCLA look like Cal. Of course, I'm a Bruin, so maybe I could tell the differences more.

The movie itself was sad, but at the same time, inspiring. One of the best parts of this movie is the student-teacher relationship between Dan and Socrates, his mentor. This movie hits home because it almost portrays the classic American Dream and the many people who chase it. Dan Milliman, the main character, is living the good life: he's one of the best athletes on the team, popular with the girls, still gets excellent grades. In all, his life is perfect. Yet, in a strange way, he's not entirely satisfied with his life, and you can see that the way he is living isn't good for his well-being. When he meets his mentor, he goes through an entire mental cleansing that is portrayed with humor and poignancy.

In the end, the point of this movie is not whether he reaches his goal or not, but the process of going there, and thats what makes this movie worthwhile.


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