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The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

PG | | Action, Drama, Family | 30 June 1989 (USA)
Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.

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Mr. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
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Dennis (as Christopher Paul Ford)
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Joseph V. Perry ...
Uncle Louie LaRusso
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Milos
Diana Webster ...
Margaret
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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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$38,956,288 (USA)
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The only one of the original team not to return for this second sequel was cinematographer James Crabe who was severely ill with AIDS at the time of production. His role was taken over by Steve Yaconelli. Crabe succumbed to his illness a month before the film was released. See more »

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It's the dead of night when Daniel goes into the Cobra Kai dojo to talk to Terry, but daylight can be seen coming in through the shutters of the windows. See more »

Quotes

[after Mike Barnes beats Daniel up]
Terry Silver: Do you wanna see some more?
John Kreese: I wanna see a lot more.
Terry Silver: [to Mike] Bring him back.
Terry Silver: [to Kreese] You see his face? See the trail? I think he peed in his pants.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.8 (2010) See more »

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In a Trance
Written by Sverre Wiik and Harald Wiik
Performed by Money Talks
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Heart-warming tale of a 30 year-old boy trapped in the early 80's
3 April 2001 | by (Dover, Delaware) – See all my reviews

Getting a little fat there, Daniel? (I'm not even going to try to seriously evaluate this film.) It's comforting to know that after all his intensive training throughout the film, he doesn't gain any muscle mass or lose any chubbyness. He does learn how to act like a baby though, and thank God for that.

It's also nice to know that even though he has lived and worked in America for x-number of years, Mr. Miyagi's broken english has progressively become worse. This movie marks the transition of Miyagi from philosopher to caracterture/comedian. We get to witness him act out of character and say things like "You want to learn the sweep? I teach you the sweep," and sweep a broomstick on the floor. Very, very mature move there by Miyagi. What lesson was he teaching Daniel-son then? The even-I-can-act-like-a-pre-teen lesson?

But, as one reviewer has already mentioned, this movie is so egregious that it's fun to watch. Every character is a stereo-type(Miyagi and Daniel-son are stereo-types of themselves from previous films), and that means that the film is automatically going to be amusing.

Honestly, though, I would like to see another Karate Kid movie with Daniel and Miyagi; it would have to contain a spoof premise. People would pay to see that, still.


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