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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. 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
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Milos
Diana Webster ...
Margaret
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Storyline

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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30 June 1989 (USA)  »

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Karate Kid 3  »

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$38,956,288 (USA)
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Trivia

At the time of his casting, Sean Kanan was a green belt in karate. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Miyagi fights Mike Barnes, John Kreese and Terry Silver, Kreese lunges at Miyagi, but Miyagi blocks Kreese's punch, ducks down, kicks Kreese in the face and trip Kreese. As Kreese falls to the ground, you can see something small, rectangular and shiny fall out of his shirt (most likely a pocket protector or name tag). In the next shot the thing is no longer on the ground and has completely disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Terry Silver: [speaking to Mike Barnes] If you're looking to be a bad boy in L.A., Snake's the boy to be bad with. Right, Snake?
Snake: You know it.
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Follows The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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I Can't Help Myself
Written by Alan Roy Scott, Richard Hahn and Steve Greenberg
Performed by Glenn Medeiros
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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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