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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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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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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 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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Trivia

Shin Koyamada is U.S.A. Shaolin Kung Fu Champion in real life. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Shen is seen walking down the road as he tries to hitch a lift, you can see all the cars are driving on the right side of the road. However, in some background shots you can see the traffic moving on the left side of the road as it is supposed to in New Zealand where the film is shot. See more »

Quotes

[after telling about her destiny]
Wendy Wu: You know what, Yoda? This is getting a little too Star Wars-y for me!
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Connections

Referenced in Studio DC: Almost Live! (2008) See more »

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Go (Jump! Mix)
Performed by Jupiter Rising
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Not bad at all, definitely worth a look
16 June 2006 | by oneheartway2005See all my reviews

I would definitely give this at least one try before saying no. Granted there are several of the "matrix" type of effects, but there are also a great deal of legitimate martial arts moves and much of it is very well choreographed and well done. At some parts the stunt doubles are more obvious than others, but that is to be expected.

This movie does hit on a very poignant topic in todays society...too many children (and all too often their parents) do NOT have enough of an idea of their history. We spend too much time living up to cultural stereotypes and then getting angry at producers for showing them to us. I do wish there had been a little more legitimate focus of some Chineese history and perhaps more about the monastery life and such, since those were supposed to be large parts of the movie...but it is only a 2 hour movie made for TV. I do hope it brings home the point that many of us do not know ourselves as well as we really should.

Definitely worth watching.


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