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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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Mrs. Milo
Joseph V. Perry ...
Uncle Louie LaRusso
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Milos
Diana Webster ...
Margaret
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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

Ralph Macchio's character was supposed to have a romantic relationship with the character of Jessica (played by Robyn Lively) but he asked to have their relationship be platonic because he didn't want his wife to be jealous. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when Kreese goes to his now-closed Cobra Kai dojo, he looks at a newspaper clipping about Daniel winning the All-Valley Tournament. You can see the text of the story under the by-line and it has nothing to do with the All-Valley. (Also, the caption of the photo refers to "Mr. Miyagi"--did he not want to give the reporter or photographer his first name?) 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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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.8 (2010) See more »

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In a Trance
Written by Sverre Wiik and Harald Wiik
Performed by Money Talks
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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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