CAST: Nick Nolte
Genre: Drama, Adaptation and Sports
Released: Released June 2006, (official in cinema [Widely]) 30 March 2007.
Rate: PG-13 for sensuality, sex references and accident scene.
Also Known as The way of the Peaceful Warrior
It’s a movie based on Dan Millman ‘s Book called “Way of the peaceful Warrior” an semi autobiography 1980. Its a true story that had been encountered by Dan Millman himself during his college years.
In the movie, Scott Mechlowicz plays as Dan Millman who is an arrogant young men who is UC Berkeley gymnastics star with Olympic potential. He also is confused, a chronic insomniac and something of a jerk who is not very nice to his girlfriend, coach or teammates.
Late one night, unable to fall asleep and driving around aimlessly, he stops at a lonely gas station where the attendant (Nick Nolte) gives him an enigmatic lecture and then defies gravity by leaping 20 feet onto the roof of his establishment.
The lad is impressed, but when he returns on subsequent nights, and engages the mysterious fellow in a series of conversations about the meaning of life and athletic competition, he arrogantly rejects the man’s spiritual wisdom.
As a consequence, the boy suffers a horrendous motorcycle accident that crushes the bones in both legs, and would seem to forever end his athletic hopes — until his strange benefactor reappears and tells him that nothing is impossible.
After this, Millman is willing to listen, and his new trainer (who seems to be a spirit or guardian angel from the other side) tells him such things as “it’s the journey not the destination that’s important,” and that it’s vital to “live in the moment.”
“Movie full of philosophy and wisdom.” – Alid. Thats the reason why I wrote this review. I love this movie very much.
Quotes from the movie
“There are no odinary moments.
The first realization of a warrior is not knowing.
Every action has its pleasure and its price.
Knowlede is not the same as wisdom.
Find the love in what you do.
The real battles are inside.
Some people live their whole lives without ever waking up.
Everything has a purpose. it up to you to find it.
Find your answers from within.
Those who are the hardest to love are the one who need it the most.”