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Warriors of Virtue (1997)

A young boy is whisked away to the mythical land of Tao where he becomes the center of a conflict between an evil lord and a group of animal warriors.


Ronny Yu


Michael Vickerman (screenplay), Hugh Kelley (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angus Macfadyen ... Komodo
Mario Yedidia ... Ryan Jeffers
Marley Shelton ... Elysia
Chao Li Chi ... Master Chung (as Chao-Li Chi)
Jack Tate Jack Tate ... Yun
Doug Jones ... Yee
Don Lewis ... Lai / Mayor Keena (as Don W. Lewis)
J. Todd Adams J. Todd Adams ... Chi
Adrienne Corcoran Adrienne Corcoran ... Tsun
Michael J. Anderson ... Mudlap (as Michael John Anderson)
Tom Towles ... Grillo
Lee Arenberg ... Mantose
Dennis Dun ... Ming
Roy Ceballos Roy Ceballos ... Willy Beest
Jason Hamer ... Mosely


A young man, Ryan, suffering from a disability, wishes to join the other kids from his schools football team. During an initiation rite, Ryan is swept away through a whirlpool to the land of Tao. There he is hunted by the evil Lord Komodo, who desires the boy as a key to enter the real world. Ryan is rescued by the protectors of Tao, five humanoid kangaroos, each embued with the five elements and virtues. Ryan learns his valuable lesson while saving the land of Tao. Written by R. L. Strong <RS080455@PACBELL.NET>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


In a world beyond your imagination a battle for the universe has begun.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


They reference the movies The Warriors when they say, "Warriors, come out to play." See more »


Several characters in the film mispronounce the word "Tao". The "t" in "Tao" should be pronounced like a "d". See more »


Kimodo: Still nothing to say, Yee? Then I will be your voice! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!
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Referenced in The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) See more »


Inside Of You
Performed by Richie Havens
Music Written by Don Davis
Lyrics by Dennis Spiegel
Original Score Track Produced by Don Davis
Overdubing, Vocals and Final Mix Produced by Eric Harryman with Chris Law
Executive Producers: Dennis K. Law (as Dennis Law) & Ron Law
Published by Positive Kung Muaic (BMI)
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19 November 2008 | by rob-2313See all my reviews

Alright, I admit going in that I was predisposed to dislike this movie. I have studied Taoism for many years, and I guess I don't take kindly to it being reduced down to a 90 minute family friendly event. Although it came highly recommended to me, I was put off by it's kid friendly approach to something as complex as Eastern Philosophy.

Through out the film, I could not shake the vision I had of a Roos vs Turtles sequel.

Although not as bad as I feared, this film looks for all the world like it was edited by a Cuisinart. The over extended climatic fight scene had so many different editing styles present that it nearly gave me an epileptic fit. Either that, or my digital TV is on the blink.

I really cannot recommend this film to anybody except possible a few hard core gamers who would get off on the cartoon-like action sequences.

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Release Date:

2 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Warriors of Virtue See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,277,084, 4 May 1997

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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