Arrogant talented Dan Millman seems to have the perfect college life and a shot at the Olympic qualifiers in men's gymnastics. Still Dan wakes up almost nightly from terrifying nightmares and odd visions he can't explain or dismiss. One night Dan goes for a run and comes upon a well-lit service station. Behind the counter an old man seemingly moves without regard for space or time. Dan begs the old man whom he names Socrates to share the secret of his abilities in order to achieve his goal of Olympic Gold. Thus begins a journey of discovery for Dan that will... shatter every preconceived notion he has about academics athletics and achievement. Guided by Socrates Dan will consider a whole new ideology - one that values consciousness over intelligence strength in spirit over strength in body. Based on the novel Way Of The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman [show more]
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Dan Millman (Scott Melchowiz) is a talented yet arrogant college gymnast who seems to have it all He gets good grades has disposable relationships and is trying out for the Olympics But he still wakes up in cold sweats at night His world is turned upside down after he meets a mysterious stranger he refers to as Socrates (Nick Nolte) Socrates seems to hold the power to tap into new worlds of strength and understanding and becomes Dan s mentor guiding him through various avenues of his life Dan suffers from a serious injury and with the help of Socrates and a mysterious young woman (Amy Smart) he grows to realize that strength of spirit is what leads a man to his true greatness He learns that he has to let go of the person he thought he was and start living in the moment by appreciating the journey and accepting his lack of control over the future Age Rating PG
Based on his series of philosophical books, this film tells the story of Dan Millman (Scott Mechlowiz), a conceited college gymnast who finds an unlikely guru in the shape of gas station attendant Socrates (Nick Nolte). Troubled by his imminent qualification for the Olympics, Dan is helped along by his new, mysterious mentor. When it all gets a bit too intense for him, Dan gives up the training and a motorcycle accident shatters his leg. He now must learn to adapt to a new way of living and thinking, inspired by the teachings of Socrates...