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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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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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Jonathan Avildsen, son of the film's director John G. Avildsen, screen tested for the part of Mike Barnes. He did such a fine job that the role of "Snake" Silver, Terry's son, was created especially for him. See more »

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When Miyagi sends Barnes flying through the Cobra-Kai door into the dojo, if you look closely, you can see some sort of table (with a blue tinge to it) that Barnes used to jump off of and into the door from. See more »

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Terry Silver: [in steam filled bathroom talking to John Kreese on phone] I'm telling you, we will be up and running.
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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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