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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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Jonathan Avildsen ...
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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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Karate Kid 3  »

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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 Daniel and Jessica are hanging off the side of the cliff being held hostage by Mike and his gang. Snake tells Daniel to give him the tree and Jessica, when telling Daniel not to, calls him "David" instead of "Daniel". See more »

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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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Follows The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Bed O'Nails
Written by Miklos Factor
Performed by Miklos Factor
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Heart-warming tale of a 30 year-old boy trapped in the early 80's
3 April 2001 | by (Dover, Delaware) – See all my reviews

Getting a little fat there, Daniel? (I'm not even going to try to seriously evaluate this film.) It's comforting to know that after all his intensive training throughout the film, he doesn't gain any muscle mass or lose any chubbyness. He does learn how to act like a baby though, and thank God for that.

It's also nice to know that even though he has lived and worked in America for x-number of years, Mr. Miyagi's broken english has progressively become worse. This movie marks the transition of Miyagi from philosopher to caracterture/comedian. We get to witness him act out of character and say things like "You want to learn the sweep? I teach you the sweep," and sweep a broomstick on the floor. Very, very mature move there by Miyagi. What lesson was he teaching Daniel-son then? The even-I-can-act-like-a-pre-teen lesson?

But, as one reviewer has already mentioned, this movie is so egregious that it's fun to watch. Every character is a stereo-type(Miyagi and Daniel-son are stereo-types of themselves from previous films), and that means that the film is automatically going to be amusing.

Honestly, though, I would like to see another Karate Kid movie with Daniel and Miyagi; it would have to contain a spoof premise. People would pay to see that, still.


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