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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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Lucille LaRusso
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Dennis (as Christopher Paul Ford)
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Mrs. Milo
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Uncle Louie LaRusso
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Milos
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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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Trivia

After answering an open casting call for The Karate Kid Part III, Sean Kanan was called back for a screen test with Ralph Macchio. "I wanted them to remember me," said Kanan. "So I backed Macchio into a corner and wouldn't let up." See more »

Goofs

In KK1, the All-Valley Tournament announcer cites Johnny as two-time winner of the Grand Championship, back now to defend his title. Yet, at the end of KK3, Daniel is cited as the first person ever to win the Tournament two years in a row. See more »

Quotes

Terry Silver: A man can't see, he can't fight.
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Under Any Moon
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Glenn Medeiros and Elizabeth Wolfgramm
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6 May 2003 | by (Lou, Ky) – See all my reviews

I still remember watching this from the first time and I've always wondered a few things - What happened to Johnny and the other bad guys ? Why didn't they show up at this tournament and see how things turned out ? After all , Johnny lost and he should of came back to see how good this guy was. How was their instructor able to stay in business for nine months without any students ? Who was Daniel going to sell the tree to ? How come Mike acted like he did during the last match ? Actually I thought Johnny was going to help Daniel somewhere since the Cobras tried to cheat on him and probably knew Mr.Kreese was going to do it again. This would of been interesting - let Johnny stand up for Daniel since he now knows what's right and wrong and take on Mike. Too much cussing was in it also. Johnny could of done the same but at least he kept it smooth and acted his age. His clothes were perfect also.


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