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 »

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

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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Excellent adaptation of a powerful and important book
2 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've appreciated Dan Millman's work for many years, and I have looked forward to seeing how well this film would be done. I saw it last night at a preview screening, and I was very pleased, and very moved, by it. The message is profound and important. While at one level it might be dismissed as something "we already know", when we look around our society, it's obvious we don't. Last night the actors themselves in a live teleconference after the screening shared how -- unlike most of their work -- being involved in THIS film changed their own lives too.

There are many moments which are quite funny. There is much that is quite moving. If you are at all open to the real story in the film, you will not walk out of the theater thinking only of your next snack.

There is not a classic battle between good guys and bad guys here. Rather it gives us some tools and insight to deal with the conflicts within ourselves. I hope that many, many people get to see this film.


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