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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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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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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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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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Towards the end, in the training sequence of both Daniel LaRusso and Mike Barnes, the first two clips shown of Mike Barnes, Terry Silver, and John Kreese (where Mike is breaking bricks with his hands) are the same exact clips, just played twice. The second clip of Mike is about half-a-second longer than the first. 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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BETTER THAN PART 2
12 August 2004 | by (MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA) – See all my reviews

I believe "The Karate Kid Part 3" is a worthy, entertaining and well-acted final installment in the popular trilogy. An improvement over Part 2, this final chapter couldn't have been done any better. Having watched Daniel and Mr Miyagi's relationship develop in the first two film's, Part 3's story threatens to break up their friendship, thus creating a perfect blend of tension and drama. Having Daniel train under the sadistic Cobra Kai teacher adds to the film's intensity. His relationship with Mr Miyagi further threatened by lies and heated arguments, Daniel(Ralph Macchio) gives a solid and engaging performance, proving that he is a competent actor. I found the film refreshing in many ways, especially in regard to Daniel's relationship with his female friend, which doesn't develop into a typical love-interest subplot like the previous two film's. This film may be a little on the dark side but in all honesty it's a decent finale to a very entertaining movie trilogy.


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