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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 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

Gross USA:

$3,960,414

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,693,440
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the crash sequence, all of the car's windows remain intact. Yet Dan lands in a shower of safety glass chunks. See more »

Goofs

The gymnastics room is painted sky blue and gold which are UCLA colors. Cal colors are (very) dark blue and gold. See more »

Quotes

Dan Millman: There is never nothing going on. There are no ordinary monments.
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Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Thirsty
Written by Lauren Adams, Matthew Niblock and Richard Masur
Performed by Lauren Adams
Published by MSBLOU MUSIC
Courtesy of BMI
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A movie about a world class gymnasts transformation
4 May 2006 | by DWelch3734See all my reviews

I highly recommend this movie. Actually there are two movies, an excellent sports movie, and and even better movie about the human spirit. There are many important messages. It really is amazing what you can do when you are truly in the now, completely present. Nick Nolte plays a very grounded sage who's ability to teach Dan with out preaching could get him nominated for best supporting actor. I loved Scott Mechlowicz as Dan. He surely is one of then best young actors in the business. The fact that you still love him in the beginning when he is so full of himself and his self importance is a tribute to Scott as a person and his acting ability. And who wouldn't want Amy Smart to heal his or her broken heart.


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