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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 ... Thug One (as Scott 'Jesic' Caudill)
Matthew Prater Matthew Prater ... Thug Two (as Matthew John Prater)
Bart Conner Bart Conner ... Self
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:

Hopes, Dreams,l 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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Trivia

Director Victor Salva first became familiar with the work while in prison for child molestation. He credits the original story as "a story that changed my life". See more »

Goofs

In the final competition, there's no vault or floor as there would usually be in a competitive gym. See more »

Quotes

Socrates: Everyone wants to tell you what to do and what's good for you. They don't want you to find your own answers, they want you to believe theirs.
Dan Millman: Let me guess, and you want me to believe yours.
Socrates: No, I want you to stop gathering information from the outside and start gathering it from the inside.
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Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

It's All Right
Written by Daniel Bush, Lee Rickard and Chris Zeigler
Performed by Thee Make-Out Party!
Courtesy of Kapow Records/Thee Make-Out Party!
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Really good!
1 May 2006 | by calimandersSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at a screening,(ironically at UCLA) and I really liked it. The only part I didn't like about it was the odd editing they did to make UCLA look like Cal. Of course, I'm a Bruin, so maybe I could tell the differences more.

The movie itself was sad, but at the same time, inspiring. One of the best parts of this movie is the student-teacher relationship between Dan and Socrates, his mentor. This movie hits home because it almost portrays the classic American Dream and the many people who chase it. Dan Milliman, the main character, is living the good life: he's one of the best athletes on the team, popular with the girls, still gets excellent grades. In all, his life is perfect. Yet, in a strange way, he's not entirely satisfied with his life, and you can see that the way he is living isn't good for his well-being. When he meets his mentor, he goes through an entire mental cleansing that is portrayed with humor and poignancy.

In the end, the point of this movie is not whether he reaches his goal or not, but the process of going there, and thats what makes this movie worthwhile.


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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peaceful Warrior 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

Gross USA:

$3,960,414

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,326,927
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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