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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 ...
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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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30 June 1989 (USA)  »

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Karate Kid 3  »

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$38,956,288 (USA)
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Trivia

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This is supposed to take place 1 year after the events of the first Karate Kid. In the first film we see him turn 16 (Mr. Miyagi gives him a car for his birthday). So one year later he would be 17, yet he was supposed to go to college. Did Daniel graduate High School early? Was he in an accelerated class? Also, if he's still under 18 (which is why he can defend his title in the "All Valley Under 18 Tournament") How did he secure a lease with the real estate agent for the bonsai store? Are people under 18 years of age allowed to enter into legally binding contracts? See more »

Quotes

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: [Daniel is down on the mat at the All-Valley Karate Tournament, clutching his side... Miyagi rushes up] Daniel-san! Daniel-san!
Daniel Larusso: Mr. Miyagi, it's over! It's over! Forget about it!
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: No! NO!
Daniel Larusso: I'm afraid! Let's just get out of here! I just wanna go home!
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: No, get up! Get up! Must not! It's OK to lose to opponent. Must not lose to fear!
Daniel Larusso: Yeah, well, I'm afraid! I'm afraid of him, all right? What do you want me to do?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: HAI! You stay focused. Daniel-san, you best karate still inside you. Now time let out!
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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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