Forest Warrior

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Forest Warrior
Forest Warrior FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Aaron Norris
Produced by Andy Howard
Written by Ron Swanson
Galen Thompson
Starring Chuck Norris
Terry Kiser
Max Gail
Music by Bill Elliott
Cinematography João Fernandes
Edited by Marcus Manton
Distributed by Turner Entertainment
Release date(s) 1996
Running time 93 min
Country United States
Language English

Forest Warrior is a straight-to-video 1996 American action film starring Chuck Norris. The film was directed by Chuck Norris's brother Aaron Norris, with most of the filming taking place in Oregon. The film is perhaps best known since late 2011 as the source of a scene in which Chuck (a ubiquitous Internet meme himself) stops a chainsaw from cutting down a tree with his bare hand. The scene has been reposted numerous times on YouTube with views totalling several million, as well as made into an animated GIF for use on Internet forums and message-boards.

Plot summary[edit]

Main character John McKenna (Chuck Norris) is a spiritual being who is able to transform into a bear, wolf or eagle. He lives in the forests of Tanglewood and has dedicated his life to protecting them. One day a gang of evil loggers led by Travis Thorne (Terry Kiser) arrive in Tanglewood to chop the forest down. McKenna cannot let this happen, and together with his new friends – Lords of the Tanglewood, a band of children who love to play in the forest – he battles against Thorne and his evil gang.

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Awards and nominations[edit]

Young Artist Awards

  • 1997: Nominated, "Best Performance in a TV Movie/Home Video by a Young Ensemble" – Trenton Knight, Megan Paul, Josh Wolfor, Michael Friedman, and Jordan Brower

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