Peaceful Warrior

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Peaceful Warrior ★★ 2006 (PG-13)

It's not quite the new “Karate Kid” despite that whole Zen mentor aspect that Nolte brings to the role of Socrates. Dan (Mechlowicz) is a hotshot college gymnast who is told his dreams are over after a bad motorcycle crash. Socrates offers his own spiritual take on Dan's dilemma and Dan goes on to—well, the actual Dan Millman goes on to write a 1980 New Age memoir called “Way of the Peaceful Warrior,” which this film is based on. 121m/C DVD . US Nick Nolte, Scott Mechlowicz, Amy Smart, Tim De-Kay, Paul Wesley, Ashton Holmes, Agnes Bruckner, Ray Wise, B. J. Britt; D: Victor Salva; W: Victor Salva, Kevin Bernhardt; C: Sharon Meir; M: Bennett Salvay.