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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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Storyline

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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It'll take more than a miracle to save Mount Tanglewood. It'll take *him*. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Travis Thorne: [on Tanglewood Forest] ... There's a hundred million board-feet of lumber up there, and I want it all... I couldn't care less about the progress of anyone except me.
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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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Yes.
27 May 2011 | by gemmazSee all my reviews

One word: Yes. A three in one experience: Home Alone, PBS's Nature, and Walker, Texas Ranger all in an hour and a half!

Special effects: The special effects were excellent, particularly the sparkling light balls. We also enjoyed the animal to human transformations. Seamless.

Law enforcement: The lawyers were accurately portrayed and incredibly competent considering the fees they were charging. The permit process was entirely plausible...I mean, who needs NEPA or EPA approval anyway?

Animals: The killer chipmunk? Slam dunk. A falcon transforming into a fist? Yes please!

Life lessons: The deep and riveting plot line of the alcoholic father and the lumber tycoon who finds his morality left us wanting more. Also Chuck was full of his usual cogent remarks on life's profundities.

Fight scenes: We were on the edge of our seats. It IS Chuck. The little kid who kicks the bad lumberjack in the face was the icing on the cake.

Political Correctness: comments like pull up your pantyhose (and be a man), and those environmentalist fairies were a couple gems.

Choreography: three words -- lumberjack dance scene.

Costume design: A great tour of some timeless 90s classics. Dad and Mom jeans a plenty!

Fave quotes: "There were six of them (bad guys) and then there were five..." (because Chuck was kicking their butts!) "How very sad." "Sad this!"


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