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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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Mrs. Milo
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Uncle Louie LaRusso
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Karate Kid 3  »

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$38,956,288
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After answering an open casting call for The Karate Kid Part III, Sean Kanan was called back for a screen test with Ralph Macchio. "I wanted them to remember me," said Kanan. "So I backed Macchio into a corner and wouldn't let up." See more »

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When Miyagi comes into the shop as Mike is fighting with Daniel, Mike tells Snake to "get him". After Miyagi drops Snake, Mike then points to Dennis, sort of waving him to go after Miyagi next. We see Dennis start toward Miyagi but in the next frame, Mike is the one going toward Miyagi, saying "come on old man". See more »

Quotes

[the Cobras are pulling Daniel/Jessica but stop about 95% of the way up so they can get the application]
Daniel Larusso: Hey! Pull us up!
Snake: First give us the application.
Daniel Larusso: No! I'll give it to you when we get up there.
Mike Barnes: [lets Jessica fall for 1/2 second. She's fallen 5 feet]
Daniel Larusso: All right! All right!
[gives it to Snake]
Daniel Larusso: Here.
Mike Barnes: Check it out.
Snake: [does] It's cool.
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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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