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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Komodo
... Ryan Jeffers
... Elysia
... Master Chung (as Chao-Li Chi)
Jack Tate ... Yun
... Yee
... Lai / Mayor Keena (as Don W. Lewis)
J. Todd Adams ... Chi
Adrienne Corcoran ... Tsun
... Mudlap (as Michael John Anderson)
... Grillo
... Mantose
Dennis Dun ... Ming
Roy Ceballos ... Willy Beest
... 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>

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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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Release Date:

2 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A tao harcosai  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,277,084, 4 May 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,448,817, 8 June 1997
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ryan quotes two movies: "Houston, we have a problem" from Apollo 13 (1995) and "Shit happens" from Forrest Gump (1994), both of which starred Tom Hanks. See more »


At the beginning of the scene where we're introduced to Tsun, a safetly line (to pull her up) is visible shortly before she emerges from underground. See more »


Master Chung: Five is One; Positive Kung. To take a life, you lose a part of yourself.
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Spoofs E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »


Beautiful Morning
Performed by Speech
Written by Edward Brigati (as Eddie Brigati) and Felix Cavaliere
Produced By Speech 4 Vagabond Produckshuns, Atl
Speech Appears Courtesy of EMI Records
Used by permission of EMI April Music Inc. and Jemaxal Music Inc. (ASCAP)
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A wonderful, movie for people of all ages!
1 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

So many people are saying that this movie is not worth their time. I am a movie fanatic, and this movie is a perfect movie for people of all ages. It is similar to the Dark Crystal, and many others like it. But what makes this one different is that actual little kids or people with disabilities that have never fit in with the crowd can watch this movie and get some confidence from it. I sure that we all need something or other to show us that we're all right for who we are and maybe that the real message this movie was sending. Go on and think that this movie is horrible, but no matter what I'll show it to my kid and my grandkids, because I enjoyed this movie.

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