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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.

Director:

Ronny Yu

Writers:

Michael Vickerman (screenplay), Hugh Kelley (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA | Hong Kong | China | Canada

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A tao harcosai See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,277,084, 4 May 1997

Gross USA:

$6,524,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,537,036
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kimodo: Still nothing to say, Yee? Then I will be your voice! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!
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Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Warriors of Virtue (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Good fight scenes and production design but...
8 May 1999 | by Elwood_BluesSee all my reviews

After I saw this film I had mixed feelings about it. The film has a good production design and some very well done fight scenes. On the other hand it has a lousy script. As soon as anybody opens his his mouth you start to cry and beg him/her to shut it immediately because it is really annoying to hear the same old cliches over and over again. It seems that the entire budget was invested in fight scenes etc. and the pitiful rest into the story and/or the actors. I give this film 5 out of 10.


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