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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Hong Kong | China | Canada

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Warriors of Virtue 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

Gross USA:

$6,524,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,537,036
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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

They reference the movies The Warriors when they say, "Warriors, come out to play." See more »

Goofs

Several characters in the film mispronounce the word "Tao". The "t" in "Tao" should be pronounced like a "d". See more »

Quotes

Kimodo: Still nothing to say, Yee? Then I will be your voice! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!
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Connections

References Shogun & Little Kitchen (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Tennessee Plates
Performed by Charlie Sexton
Written by John Hiatt & Mike Porter
Produced by Nile Rodgers
Charlie Sexton Appears Courtesy of MCA Records by Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
Published by Careers- BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI) and Brother Gekko Music (BMI)
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wonderful production, lame storytelling
10 November 1999 | by Yonhap SSee all my reviews

Like most users here commented, Warriors of Virtue had wonderful production design, but the story leaves something to be desired. Maybe it's because of how the writers "kiddy-fied" the story. The action is typical of what you may see from some Hong Kong movies. There's the incredible feats of stunts like jumping tall buildings in a single bound, running over water, and high-powered martial arts. You should especially see the beginning of the movie how chef Ming cooks. It's all done with a semi-slow mo technique. Unfortunately, someone must have a terrible obsession over this technique because you see this way too frequently and in the presence of many falling leaves. Thus, after a while it really gets tiring. The production is pretty good for indoor sets. The production people creates a convincingly large army. It's too bad the story just lack the punch and simply relies on action (slow-mo action at that).

The verdict: 2.5 of 5 stars.


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