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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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There are no ordinary moments. 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  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


Dan Millman: Life has just three rules?
Socrates: And you already know them...
Dan Millman: Paradox, humour, and change.
Socrates: Paradox...
Dan Millman: Life is a mystery. Don't waste time trying to figure it out.
Socrates: Humour...
Dan Millman: Keep a sense of humour, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure.
Socrates: Change...
Dan Millman: Know that nothing stays the same.
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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 movie about a world class gymnasts transformation
4 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I highly recommend this movie. Actually there are two movies, an excellent sports movie, and and even better movie about the human spirit. There are many important messages. It really is amazing what you can do when you are truly in the now, completely present. Nick Nolte plays a very grounded sage who's ability to teach Dan with out preaching could get him nominated for best supporting actor. I loved Scott Mechlowicz as Dan. He surely is one of then best young actors in the business. The fact that you still love him in the beginning when he is so full of himself and his self importance is a tribute to Scott as a person and his acting ability. And who wouldn't want Amy Smart to heal his or her broken heart.

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