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Peaceful Warrior (2006)

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A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.

Director:

Victor Salva

Writers:

Kevin Bernhardt (screenplay), Dan Millman (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Mechlowicz ... Dan Millman
Nick Nolte ... Socrates
Amy Smart ... Joy
Tim DeKay ... Coach Garrick
Ashton Holmes ... Tommy
Paul Wesley ... Trevor
B.J. Britt ... Kyle
Agnes Bruckner ... Susie
Tom Tarantini ... Thug with Gun
Beatrice Rosen ... Dory
Ray Wise ... Doctor Hayden
Scott Caudill Scott Caudill ... Thug One (as Scott 'Jesic' Caudill)
Matthew Prater ... Thug Two (as Matthew John Prater)
Bart Conner Bart Conner ... Himself
Jimmy Bradley ... Commentator One
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Storyline

Dan Millman has it all: good grades, a shot at the Olympic team on the rings and girls lining up for the handsome Berkely college athlete all teams mates look up to with envy. Only one man shakes his confidence, an anonymous night gas station attendant, who like Socrates, keeps questioning every assumption in his life. Then a traffic crash shatters Dan's legs, and his bright future. Now Socrates's life coaching is to make or break Dan's revised ambition. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

There are no ordinary moments. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality, sex references and accident scenes | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A békés harcos útja See more »

Filming Locations:

Fullerton, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,602, 4 June 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,960,414

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$222,340, 12 July 2007
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening dream sequence, Dan is wearing a uniform with the traditional UC Berkeley colors (blue and gold) and the script Cal logo. The opposing team wears red, the color of Stanford, Cal's arch rival since the late 19th century. See more »

Goofs

When Socrates walks outside the service station door and sits down, the trash can is on the right. When the camera returns, the trash can is on the left. See more »

Quotes

Coach Garrick: [to Dan] Doctors tell me you'll never compete again.
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Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Satellites
Written by Sally Thomas and Eamon O'Kane
Performed by Theo Ray
Published by Lone Ranger music (APRA)
Courtesy of 4MUSIC
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Excellent adaptation of a powerful and important book
2 June 2006 | by wtharrisonSee all my reviews

I've appreciated Dan Millman's work for many years, and I have looked forward to seeing how well this film would be done. I saw it last night at a preview screening, and I was very pleased, and very moved, by it. The message is profound and important. While at one level it might be dismissed as something "we already know", when we look around our society, it's obvious we don't. Last night the actors themselves in a live teleconference after the screening shared how -- unlike most of their work -- being involved in THIS film changed their own lives too.

There are many moments which are quite funny. There is much that is quite moving. If you are at all open to the real story in the film, you will not walk out of the theater thinking only of your next snack.

There is not a classic battle between good guys and bad guys here. Rather it gives us some tools and insight to deal with the conflicts within ourselves. I hope that many, many people get to see this film.


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