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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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Louisa Pierce
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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 ...
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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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$8,914,777 (USA)
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The train yard that Eric worked as a security guard is the Mass Bay Transportation Authority's, Red Line's Cabot Yard located in South Boston. See more »

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In the opening scene, when the camera passes the Fanfare section, a stage light and some crew are reflected (upside down though) in some of the larger horns and tubas. See more »

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Julie Pierce: Oh my god! My teeth don't match my nose!
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: The Karate Kid (2011) See more »

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This Is My Country
Written by Don Raye & Al Jacobs
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I Actually Enjoyed This One
10 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really like this movie and find it to be underrated. I like that this movie had new dynamic in some ways.

Hilary Swank was really good as Julie. She portrayed a troubled adolescent really well and has an interesting relationship with Mr. Miyagi. Pat Morita is his usual amazing self.

Eric made for a pretty cool supporting character and a nice love interest for Julie. I also loved getting to know Miyagi's friends.

The training scenes and fight at the end were pretty well done. "You Gotta Be" by Des'ree is a fantastic song, too.

The movie was not without it's silly moments and questionable elements of the plot, but overall I enjoyed it. Like I said, I found it refreshing that they tried something new with this.

I wouldn't say it's anywhere near as good as the original Karate Kid or Part II, but I enjoyed it more than part III.

RATING: B


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