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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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Dennis (as Christopher Paul Ford)
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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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$38,956,288 (USA)
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Jonathan Avildsen, son of the film's director John G. Avildsen, screen tested for the part of Mike Barnes. He did such a fine job that the role of "Snake" Silver, Terry's son, was created especially for him. See more »

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When Terry first shows Daniel the front sweep, Daniel's headband changes sides. See more »

Quotes

[after Terry Silver met Mike Barnes]
Terry Silver: So what do you think?
Margaret: Oh, he's obnoxious.
Terry Silver: [laughing] Yeah. He's perfect.
[relaxes into bubble bath]
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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48 Hours
Written by Vinnie Chas, Kari Kane, Kristy Majors, Steve Summers and Mitch Stevens
Performed by PBF
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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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