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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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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. See more »

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Action | Drama | Family | Sport

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30 June 1989 (USA)  »

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Karate Kid 3  »

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$38,956,288
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In the second half of the movie, Daniel is wearing an MA-1 military flight jacket inside out. It's not really an error since these jackets are designed with a bright orange lining so that a downed pilot could wear it inside out to be spotted by rescuers. However, it was a strange choice for the costumer to have the character wearing a jacket so unconventionally. Perhaps the jacket appeared a bit too paramilitary in its proper form, but inside out it looked more like an outdoor, wilderness jacket. See more »

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When Miyagi rescues Daniel from Silver and Kreese in the Cobra Kai Dojo, Miyagi throws Mike Barnes into the light switches, which causes the lights to turn off in the room. Looking closely, you can see that the light switches don't actually change positions. See more »

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Terry Silver: Now the real pain begins, Danny-boy.
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A truly funny movie!
2 April 2000 | by 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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