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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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Jonathan Avildsen ...
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Dennis (as Christopher Paul Ford)
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Mrs. Milo
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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Action | Drama | Family | Sport

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Karate Kid 3  »

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$38,956,288 (USA)
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While a struggling actor attending Boston University, Sean Kanan was once a bouncer at a bar called The Stadium in Dorchester Massachusetts. See more »

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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

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: [Terry's revenge plan is working and Miyagi is concerned about Daniel's change in personality] Daniel-san, why you doing this to yourself?
Daniel Larusso: Doing what?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: What you doing.
Daniel Larusso: Because Mr. Miyagi extreme situations require extreme measures. Okay?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Oh, Daniel-san, that not sound like you talking.
Daniel Larusso: Well, it is me talking, all right?
[opens door to his room and confronts Miyagi face to face]
Daniel Larusso: Look, I'm sorry if you don't like it but I've got problems, okay, and if you're not going to be part of the solution, ...
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A bit vacuous
8 August 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

While this film went back to the more casual appeal of the first film, it proved to be a bit of a rehashing of the first. The only difference, we see Daniel take on the `dark side' (a.k.a. not Mr. Myagi's way) of fighting. Sure, this had to be a little different, but Daniel trying to be a tough guy seemed a little off in a way. Sure, this film was entertaining, but it proved the series was running on empty. However, Mr. Myagi proved he could still kick plenty of butt, making the ending all worth it.


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