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
Mark Amin: producer appears as a service station customer in the car while Dan is 'holding the pose.' See more »
During a conversation Dan's teammates are having, they are in awe that Dan is attempting to do 3 consecutive flips on the rings because no one has ever done that before. Well in a competition, it's illegal to repeat a skill more than once in a routine. See more »
The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most.
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Written by Lauren Adams, Matthew Niblock and Richard Masur
Performed by Lauren Adams
Published by MSBLOU MUSIC
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A Great Film with an Important Message
I've long been a fan of the book upon which this film is based -- Dan Millman's The Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
If you've read the book, you know its central lesson is learning how to live in the moment.
Filled with memorable aphorisms, the book is part novel, part autobiography, and part spiritual guidebook -- and I have to admit that I was nervous about how the book would translate to the big screen.
But I was lucky enough to catch an advance screening of the film. And for fans of the book like me -- and people who've never read it -- this film delivers.
Nick Nolte's performance as Socrates is one of the best he's ever given. Scott Mechlowicz does a great job showing us the transformation of Dan Millman. And the feeling one has when one walks out of the theater-- of wanting to seize every moment that life offers you-- is a feeling that we don't get often enough. That feeling is worth the price of admission alone.
Peaceful Warrior is that rare film that manages to be hugely inspirational without being cheesy. It's well worth seeing.
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