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The Next Karate Kid (1994)

Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.




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Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki "Pat" Morita)
Col. Dugan
Louisa Pierce
Eric McGowen
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
Abbot (as Arsenio Trinidad)
Charlie (as Walt Goggins)
Jim Ishida ...
Tall Monk
Rodney Kageyama ...
Seth Sakai ...
Buddhist Monk
Eugene Boles ...
Mr. Harold Wilkes
Keena Keel ...
School Clerk
Morgan (as Tom Downey)


During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both her parents in an accident and is having problems with her grandmother and her fellow pupils. Mr. Miyagi decides to teach her karate to get her through her pain and issues and back on the right path. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Karate Kid Part IV  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)


$8,751,228 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Pat Morita's final appearance as Keisuke Miyagi. See more »


When Eric gets out of his car at the docks and is approaching Ned to confront him, watch his car in the background. A shadow falls over it and it looks like somebody is splashing something onto it. A moment later, Colonel Dugan and some Alpha Elite come out of hiding and one of them runs over to the car and starts splashing gasoline onto it. Whoever was splashing something onto the car a split second before has completely disappeared. See more »


Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land
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Follows The Karate Kid Part III (1989) See more »


Moving On Up
Written by Mike Pickering & Paul Heard
Performed by M People
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd./Deconstruction Records/Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Give Me a Break
12 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I cant believe that some people gave this such high marks! First off, I have a hard time believing that this group of thugs would be allowed to go around tormenting students, and sexually harassing girls. The principal OVERHEARS the head thug bullying Julie into meeting him "at the docks...most girls have to BEG me for an invitation, and you're turning Me down?!?!" Yet, even though he OVERHEARS this and SEES the girl trying to pull herself away from this dork, the Principal STILL sends HER to the office?!? Yea, right. You cant tell me she is the FIRST girl he has tormented, and you cant tell me that no girls went home and told their parents.

It appears that the football coach (?) has his own private gang/ army and he allows them, encourages even, to torture others. He says "If a student throws a piece of paper on the floor, you make them eat it" Yea, RIGHT! This gang walks the halls together, dressed like a bunch of 1950 throw-back thugs, in their tight jeans and tight, matching black t-shirts, and black leather belts. GET REAL! And apparently, they also have the right to wander the halls of the school in the middle of the night. No parent would put up with this crap going on in their child's school. If MY kid came home, told me this crap was going on, you can bet Id be on the phone with state superintendent.

The coach (?) beats up his students outside, on the field, in broad daylight. This is okay? My FAVORITE, though, was the coach telling his "gang" to blow up that dudes car.This whole thing was a joke. The thug busts out the guys windows on prom night and says "MEET ME AT THE DOCKS" OK, see, Id go inside Julies house, pick up the phone, call the cops and SAY" Some crazy dude in a jeep just busted out my windows and told me to meet him at the docks if I was brave enough" Then, let the cops go to the docks and find his jeep, and arrest his butt. This movie was just lame.

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