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The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)

 -  Action | Drama | Family  -  30 June 1989 (USA)
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A bad guy from KK1 attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the aid of an old army buddy.

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Mr. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
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Jonathan Avildsen ...
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Dennis (as Christopher Paul Ford)
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Mrs. Milo
Joseph V. Perry ...
Uncle Louie
Jan Tríska ...
Milos
Diana Webster ...
Margaret
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Storyline

Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Mr. Miyagi, visits Terry, a friend from Vietnam. Terry is a ruthless business man and a martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese take revenge on Daniel and Mr. Miyagi. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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revenge | karate | tournament | dojo | master | See more »

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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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30 June 1989 (USA)  »

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The Karate Kid, Part III  »

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$38,956,288 (USA)
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When Mr. Miyagi fights Terry Silver and the gang at the Cobra Kai dojo, he throws Barnes into the wall and temporarily knocks him out. Barnes falls face down with his head pointing away from the front door. In the next shot, they show Barnes lying on his back on the mat and his head is pointing toward the door. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Larusso: I know you don't believe in fighting, but tournament karate isn't exactly fighting.
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Not that bad, but it is nothing brilliant either
13 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having enjoyed the first two films, I wanted to see this film too. While not particularly brilliant, I do think it is better than people make it out to be. The script is weak, the plot predictable and the villains unbelievable with somewhat unrealistic motives. However, it did move fairly briskly, had some neat direction, it looked good, the karate sequences were efficient and well choreographed, the ending was decent and there is some nice messaging. I have liked the character of Miyagi as well, he strikes me as wise and caring, the sort of character I like. The acting also was not too bad, Ralph Macchio once again is appealing while Pat Morita, who is always watchable, gives another solid performance. Overall, it was decent, while nothing exceptional. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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