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Peaceful Warrior

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Dan Millman (Scott Mechlowicz) is a talented college gymnast with Olympic dreams. He has it all: trophies, teammates, fast motorcycles, fast girls and wild parties. Then Dan's world is turned upside down when he meets a mysterious stranger he calls Socrates (Nick Nolte), who holds the power to tap into new worlds of strength and understanding. After a serious injury, with the help of Socrates and an elusive young woman named Joy (Amy Smart), Dan discovers that he has much to learn and even more to leave behind before he can become a peaceful warrior and find his destiny. This moving tale about the power of the human spirit is based on Dan Millman's best-selling autobiographical novel, Way of the Peaceful Warrior.

"Like ROCKY for the soul!"

- STRAW WEISMAN
(Associate Producer of "What the Bleep Do We Know?")

"A lot of movies promise happiness, but most often it's the 'fleeting' happiness of a thrill ride, and when it's over, it's over; you feel empty, and begin searching for the next thrill. Very few movies actually question what happiness is, or suggest ways that it can be sustained. Peaceful Warrior asks this question and in doing so takes you out of your mind, and those who would consider themselves sane would be 'out of their minds' not to see it. Peaceful Warrior is an important film, an inspiring film, and a film that could change lives."

- STING

"Powerful and deeply moving."
- JEANNE WOLF
(Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood)

"Nolte shines!"
- DAVID GERMAIN
(Associated Press)

"Powerful and moving. Like the book, this is a movie that should inspire many people."
- PETE HAMMOND
(Maxim)

"A thrilling, moving experience so intense it'll rattle your axis."
- PHIL VILLAREAL
(Arizona Daily Star)

"Peaceful Warrior is a movie that captures what I strive to do to gain peak performance from the players. The movie goes right to the essence – Zensational!!"
- PHIL JACKSON
(Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers)

"A beautifully crafted and enormously entertaining film that speaks to the strength and resiliency of the human spirit. Peaceful Warrior offers a powerful, yet rare glimpse, into the human soul. It reminds us what we are made of, reconnecting us to the power that lies within so that we feel and embrace it. See this film and it will impact the course of your life forever."
- TONY ROBBINS
(Author, motivational speaker)

"Peaceful Warrior challenges you to go beyond ego-based success and understand that the way to fulfillment is through higher consciousness."
- DEEPAK CHOPRA
(Author of "Peace Is The Way")

"A stunning and extraordinary film that takes you on a journey out of your mind and into the present moment.
Watch it and be transformed." - ECKHART TOLLE
(Author of "The Power of Now")

"When you hear the truth, it sounds familiar. Like seeing a reflection of something you already possess. This film is that clear and simple reflection. I enjoyed every moment."
- JIM CARREY

PEACEFUL WARRIOR stars Nick Nolte (Hotel Rwanda, The Hulk), Scott Mechlowicz (Eurotrip, Mean Creek), Amy Smart (Just Friends, The Butterfly Effect), and Ashton Holmes (History Of Violence). Written and directed by Victor Salva, based on "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" by Dan Millman, the screenplay is written by Kevin Bernhardt. PEACEFUL WARRIOR is produced by Mark Amin, Cami Winikoff, Robin Schorr and David Welch.

Page last updated: August 23, 2006