Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  16 June 2006 (USA)
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A Californian teenager learns that she is the reincarnation of a legendary female warrior destined to protect the world.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Chuang ...
Andy Fischer-Price ...
Michael Saccente ...
Sally Stockwell ...
Timothy Raby ...
Mr. Tobias (as Tim Raby)
Sally Martin ...
Security Guard (as Geoffrey Dolan)


It is the story of an average, popular American teenager named Wendy Wu who discovers that in order to win the coveted crown she must first learn the way of the warrior. Wendy Wu has a one track mind, and that track leads directly to the title of homecoming queen -- no unscheduled stops, and no unnecessary detours. When a mysterious Chinese monk named Shen arrives to mold Wendy into a fearless kung fu warrior, however, her royal aspirations suddenly jump the track as she desperately attempts to juggle her boyfriend, her homework, and of course, the fierce competition to become homecoming queen. Now, as Wendy begins to train her mind, body, and spirit in the ancient tradition of the martial arts and her inner warrior gradually begins to emerge, the girl who once obsessed over popularity finally begins to put that popularity into perspective as she gradually realizes what truly matters in life. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Pretty. Tough.


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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Brenda Song's martial arts in this movie were all real. She has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. See more »


When Wendy is meditating to re-learn her history, her legs are crossed Indian style. In true Buddhist meditation the legs are placed in full or half lotus position where one or both of the feet are above the legs rather than below. See more »


Wendy Wu: [seeing the stone warriors with Shen] Jessica? Why didn't you guys tell me it was her? I would have been here yesterday!
Shen: [trapped by the warrior] About ten minutes ago would have been nice too.
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References Shaolin Soccer (2001) See more »


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Wendy Wu is The TV Martial Arts Movie of the Year
16 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was a joy to see. An interesting story line with great action scenes. It should rank with The Cheetah Girls, High School Musical, and other successful Disney Channel films. Though some of the special effects were not the best (what can you expect with a TV movie) it still showed effort.It also showed the amazing acting skills of The Joy Luck Club star Tsai Chin playing the grandmother of Wendy. The true amazement was shown by Disney Channel veteran but not yet star Brenda Song. Her wonderful acting in this film will take her to new heights in the Disney Corporation. Shin Koyamada playing the very religious yet heartthrob monk-trainer Shen was also a good choice for the role. I hope that you will take my advice and make an effort to see this movie. I am sure you wont regret it.

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