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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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Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki "Pat" Morita)
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Col. Dugan
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Louisa Pierce
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Eric McGowen
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
Abbot (as Arsenio Trinidad)
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Ned
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Charlie (as Walt Goggins)
Jim Ishida ...
Tall Monk
Rodney Kageyama ...
Monk
Seth Sakai ...
Buddhist Monk
Eugene Boles ...
Mr. Harold Wilkes
Keena Keel ...
School Clerk
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Gabe
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Morgan (as Tom Downey)
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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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It's ancient wisdom against teenage spunk. 1,000 years of karate tradition is about to get a kick in the pants. See more »


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

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9 September 1994 (USA)  »

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The Karate Kid Part IV  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,751,228 (USA)
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For the first time in the series, Mr. Miyagi's first name (Kesuke) is revealed. See more »

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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 »

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[Dugan is upset that no one else is willing to fight Julie]
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Enough!
Colonel Dugan: No. It's not. War ain't over because one battle is.
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Then we fight.
Colonel Dugan: [surprised/obliges] Oh yes.
[takes cap off to reveal tough bald head]
Colonel Dugan: I'm gonna put your lights out
[Dugan grabs Miyagi's shirt and prepares to strike him but Miyagi easily rips Dugan's hands off. Dugan is shocked; the two then fight and after a moment it's over]
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: [holding Dugan to ground and preparing to strike him] Now time to put your lights out.
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Harmless fun
8 January 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is one of those harmless sequels that seems to draw unnecessary ire. This is a "rip-off" sequel, but the cast plays it well, and it's true to its formula. Michael Ironside is a fine villain. And Hillary Swank, who went on to win a Best Actress Oscar, shows sparkle and potential in the lead. There are many worse movies to rent to watch with your niece. My score -- 6/10.


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