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Warriors of Virtue (1997)

A young boy is whisked away to the mythical land of Tao where he becomes the center of a conflict between an evil lord and a group of animal warriors.

Director:

Ronny Yu

Writers:

Michael Vickerman (screenplay), Hugh Kelley (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angus Macfadyen ... Komodo
Mario Yedidia ... Ryan Jeffers
Marley Shelton ... Elysia
Chao Li Chi ... Master Chung (as Chao-Li Chi)
Jack Tate Jack Tate ... Yun
Doug Jones ... Yee
Don Lewis ... Lai / Mayor Keena (as Don W. Lewis)
J. Todd Adams J. Todd Adams ... Chi
Adrienne Corcoran Adrienne Corcoran ... Tsun
Michael J. Anderson ... Mudlap (as Michael John Anderson)
Tom Towles ... Grillo
Lee Arenberg ... Mantose
Dennis Dun ... Ming
Roy Ceballos Roy Ceballos ... Willy Beest
Jason Hamer ... Mosely
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Storyline

A young man, Ryan, suffering from a disability, wishes to join the other kids from his schools football team. During an initiation rite, Ryan is swept away through a whirlpool to the land of Tao. There he is hunted by the evil Lord Komodo, who desires the boy as a key to enter the real world. Ryan is rescued by the protectors of Tao, five humanoid kangaroos, each embued with the five elements and virtues. Ryan learns his valuable lesson while saving the land of Tao. Written by R. L. Strong <RS080455@PACBELL.NET>

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In a world beyond your imagination a battle for the universe has begun.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Hong Kong | China | Canada

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A tao harcosai See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,277,084, 4 May 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,448,817, 8 June 1997
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ryan quotes two movies: "Houston, we have a problem" from Apollo 13 (1995) and "Shit happens" from Forrest Gump (1994), both of which starred Tom Hanks. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the scene where we're introduced to Tsun, a safetly line (to pull her up) is visible shortly before she emerges from underground. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: I'm Ryan. How's it going?
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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Warriors of Virtue (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Forces Of Nature
Performed by Clannad
Written by Maire Brennan and Ciarán Brennan (as Ciaran Brennan)
Produced by Clannad
Clannad Appears Courtesy of RCA Records A Division of BMG Entertainment International U.K. & Ireland Ltd.
Published by Clannad Music Ltd./BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Administered in the U.S. by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Teenage mutant Kangaroos
30 June 2008 | by May_loSee all my reviews

This film is one of those forgotten 90s rip-offs from the Ninja Turtle fall out. It's easy to forget how insane the turtle craze was but it is also easy to forget that the original TMNT movie was actually pretty decent. Most of it's sequels and copies were not.

Which brings us to this little gem...

It's a film so bad it's good. The fight scenes are sloe-mo with wind-blown leaves for no reason other than effect. The warriors of virtue are kangaroos with martial art skills, they personify the virtues eg patience....and it's fight to the death between good and evil. All told it's a great movie for kids that the adults can enjoy while pretending to be too old for it.


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