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The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Family  |  15 April 1989 (USA)
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Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietman War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.

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Joseph V. Perry ...
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Milos
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John Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Miyagi, visits Terry Silver, a Vietnam War comrade. Terry is a ruthless businessman and martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, and reestablish Cobra Kai. Upon returning from Okinawa, Daniel and Miyagi discover that their apartment building has been demolished, which brings Miyagi out of work. Going against Miyagi's wishes, Daniel uses his college funds to realize Miyagi's dream of opening a bonsai tree shop, and becomes a partner in the bonsai business. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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First it was teacher to student. Then it was father to son. Now, it's man to man.

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Action | Drama | Family | Sport

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Karate Kid 3  »

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$38,956,288 (USA)
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When Kreese and Silver bow and say "Party time!" to each other before the fight with Miyagi in the Cobra Kai Dojo, the shadow of the person holding the boom mic can be seen in the mirror behind them. See more »

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Daniel Larusso: I know you don't believe in fighting, but tournament karate isn't exactly fighting.
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A truly funny movie!
2 April 2000 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

I have to say, every time I watch Karate Kid III, I laugh many, many times. Trouble is...it's not intentionally a comedy! That's okay with me though, I still watch it every time I catch it on cable. It's definitely a "so bad, it's good" movie. Ralph Macchio isn't a great actor, but Robin Lively was terrible in her role as the supposed love-interest...which only made it better in my eyes. The dialogue was corny, over-the-top, and oh-so unnatural. Brilliant!

I sincerely liked the first KK, was bored by the second one, but KK III is definitely my favorite. It's poorly-made, poorly-acted, and poorly-written. And I loved every minute of it.


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