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Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006)

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A Californian teenager learns that she is the reincarnation of a legendary female warrior destined to protect the world.

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John Laing
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Song ... Wendy Wu
Shin Koyamada ... Shen
Susan Chuang ... Nina
Justin Chon ... Peter
Michael David Cheng ... Kenny
Andy Fischer-Price ... Austin
Ellen Woglom ... Jessica
Tsai Chin ... Grandma
James Gaylyn ... Mr. Medina
Michael Saccente Michael Saccente ... Mr. Garibay
Sally Stockwell Sally Stockwell ... Coach Gibbs
Timothy Raby Timothy Raby ... Mr. Tobias (as Tim Raby)
Anna Hutchison ... Lisa
Sally Martin ... Tory
Geoff Dolan ... Security Guard (as Geoffrey Dolan)
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Storyline

It is the story of an average, popular American teenager named Wendy Wu who discovers that in order to win the coveted crown she must first learn the way of the warrior. Wendy Wu has a one track mind, and that track leads directly to the title of homecoming queen -- no unscheduled stops, and no unnecessary detours. When a mysterious Chinese monk named Shen arrives to mold Wendy into a fearless kung fu warrior, however, her royal aspirations suddenly jump the track as she desperately attempts to juggle her boyfriend, her homework, and of course, the fierce competition to become homecoming queen. Now, as Wendy begins to train her mind, body, and spirit in the ancient tradition of the martial arts and her inner warrior gradually begins to emerge, the girl who once obsessed over popularity finally begins to put that popularity into perspective as she gradually realizes what truly matters in life. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Pretty. Tough.


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

16 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Brenda Song's martial arts in this movie were all real. She has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Jessica, during the fight with Wendy. See more »

Quotes

Austin: [Walks up] Hey, babe. I thought that we were going to meet earlier to do some campaigning? I thought we were in this to win?
[Looks at her]
Austin: Uh...
[Groans]
Austin: I told you to wear the peach shirt, it looks SO great with this shirt!
Wendy Wu: I'm sorry.
[sighs]
Wendy Wu: I've just been spending a lot of time with Shen.
[Looks at Shen then back to Austin]
Austin: Him? I'm your boyfriend, not him!
[...]
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Not That Girl
Written by Eddie Galan
Performed by Brenda Song
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The movie's definitely worth watching! ^_^
16 June 2006 | by susieqakaruiSee all my reviews

I've always been a fan of kung fu kind of movies, and this movie really surprised me. For something off of Disney this movie felt totally geared towards teens or at least the older children group. There was a lot of humor in this and Disney did not cheat us out of special effects. It was pretty neat that they got Shin Koyamada ('The Last Samurai')to play in this movie and the plot of the story was very original. Normal Teenage girl finds out she's the next warrior to fight for good and tries to escape her fate at first. She gives in for training and does what she has to do basically, all while trying to win the title of Homecoming Queen. I loved it basically! ^_^ It's worth sitting down to watch!


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