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Peaceful Warrior (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sport  |  13 April 2007 (Mexico)
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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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Hopes, Dreams,l There Are No Ordinary Moments. See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

A békés harcos útja  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,055,654 (USA) (18 August 2006)
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When Dan Millman is seen lying on top of the old car outside of the gas station, the letters "SM" are spelled out on the top of the car with rocks which are the initials for the actor who plays him (Scott Mechlowicz). See more »

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Just after Millman is rejected by the Coach in the Olympic letter scene, Millman and Socrates are talking in the Service Station. Behind Millman, Socratese is reflected in the glass of the window. His lips are moving and he shakes his hand but the audio has no dialog from Socrates at that exact moment. In the final scenes, when we see the gym and the Olympic try outs, we hear cheers and applause, but only the people sitting in the first three or four rows of the audience directly in front of the viewer are clapping. See more »

Quotes

Socrates: Sometimes you have to lose your mind before you come to your senses.
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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)
Performed by Rocket Air
Published by Why Why Why Music (ASCAP) and Honey Wagon Music (ASCAP)
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A Great Film with an Important Message
4 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've long been a fan of the book upon which this film is based -- Dan Millman's The Way of the Peaceful Warrior.

If you've read the book, you know its central lesson is learning how to live in the moment.

Filled with memorable aphorisms, the book is part novel, part autobiography, and part spiritual guidebook -- and I have to admit that I was nervous about how the book would translate to the big screen.

But I was lucky enough to catch an advance screening of the film. And for fans of the book like me -- and people who've never read it -- this film delivers.

Nick Nolte's performance as Socrates is one of the best he's ever given. Scott Mechlowicz does a great job showing us the transformation of Dan Millman. And the feeling one has when one walks out of the theater-- of wanting to seize every moment that life offers you-- is a feeling that we don't get often enough. That feeling is worth the price of admission alone.

Peaceful Warrior is that rare film that manages to be hugely inspirational without being cheesy. It's well worth seeing.


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