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Forest Warrior (1996)

A shape-shifting mountain man and a group of children team up to protect an enchanted forest from evil lumberjacks.

Director:

Aaron Norris

Writers:

Ron Swanson (story), Ron Swanson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... McKenna
Terry Kiser ... Travis Thorne
Max Gail ... Sherrif Ramsey
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Clovis Madison
Trenton Knight Trenton Knight ... Justin Franklin
Megan Paul Megan Paul ... Austene Slaighter
Josh Wolford Josh Wolford ... Logan Anderson
Jordan Brower ... Brian Anderson
Michael Friedman Michael Friedman ... Lewis Burdette
William Sanderson ... Paul Carpio
Dennis Paladino Dennis Paladino ... Mark Lelert
John Dennis Johnston ... Williams
Elya Baskin ... Buster
Loretta Swit ... Shirley
Michael Beck ... Arlen Slaighter
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John McKenna is a spiritual being who is able to transform into bear, wolf or eagle. He lives in the forests of Tanglewood and has dedicated his life to protect them. One day a gang of evil lumberjacks led by Travis Thorne arrive Tanglewood to chop the forest down. McKenna cannot let this happen, and together with his new friends - Lords of the Tanglewood, a band of children who love to play in the forest - he battles against Thorne and his evil gang. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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A magical mountain. A mysterious legend. A story of courage against all odds. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fight scenes and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Spoofed/Reviewed on season 7, episode 40 of the YouTube series "Nostalgia Critic" See more »

Quotes

Lords of Tanglewood: [the Oath of Tanglewood Forest] "We ask you to leave it pure as found; We are to it forever bound."
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Alternate Versions

Cut by 31 secs to earn a 'PG' rating in the UK with edits to shots of McKenna instructing his young students how to deliver head kicks accurately. See more »

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Chuck Norris takes his brand of action-packed excitement to powerful new heights in this riveting wilderness adventure..
24 October 2016 | by HarryLagsSee all my reviews

"Forest Warrior" features the charismatic Chuck Norris as McKenna, a forest spirit who incorporates the powers of an eagle, wolf, and bear. When an unscrupulous businessman, Travis Thorne. (Terry Kiser.), attempts to cut down many of the trees in the forest of Tangle wood Mountain, a group of teens plot to stop him. They need help from the Forest Warrior and help they get! Not only can McKenna fight, he is a Shape Shifter and can take on whatever form he needs.

Personally i really like this film and It goes without saying that for me, Forest Warrior is a goddamn great movie. Anything that features Chuck Norris kicking ass is worth watching, but if you add in the ability that he can shape shift into various animals too, well then that's even better.If you think that I wouldn't watch this film every single day for the rest of my life, you just don't know me.

Forest Warrior plays out like a brilliant cross between Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Walker, Texas Ranger, and some animal morphing stuff that you didn't know you needed. It's friendly enough for children, bad ass enough for adults, and weird enough for people in search of originality.

"Forest Warrior" delivers wondrous scenes of nature, an energetic group of teens, and exciting action sequences from Norris. Give this movie a try if you have never seen it and if you have, show the master some respect and watch Forest Warrior once again...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lords of Tanglewood See more »

Filming Locations:

Hood River, Oregon, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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(VHS release)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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