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The Next Karate Kid (1994)

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

Director:

Christopher Cain

Writers:

Robert Mark Kamen (characters), Mark Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Morita ... Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
Hilary Swank ... Julie Pierce
Michael Ironside ... Dugan
Constance Towers ... Louisa
Chris Conrad ... Eric
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ... Abbot Monk (as Arsenio Trinidad)
Michael Cavalieri ... Ned
Walton Goggins ... Charlie (as Walt Goggins)
Jim Ishida ... Tall Monk
Rodney Kageyama Rodney Kageyama ... Monk
Seth Sakai Seth Sakai ... Buddhist Monk
Eugene Boles Eugene Boles ... Mr. Wilkes
Keena Keel Keena Keel ... School Clerk
Tom O'Brien ... Gabe
Thomas Downey ... Morgan (as Tom Downey)
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Karate Kid Part IV See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,914,777

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,826,984
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Dolby | SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Early titles were "Young Americans" and "Kids in America". See more »

Goofs

Miyagi tells Julie that her grandfather saved his life and in return he taught him Karate, however in The Karate Kid, Miyagi tells Daniel that he has never taught Karate to anyone before. See more »

Quotes

Julie Pierce: What's going on?
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Nothing. Just monks having good time.
Julie Pierce: I thought they were supposed to be spiritual
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.
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Connections

Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Bimbos in Time #1 (2009) See more »

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I Think I'm In Trouble
Written by Kevin Calhoun, Matt Noble & Shelly Peiken
Performed by Exposé
Courtesy of Artista Records, Inc.
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The Next Karate Kid,Why so much hate?
21 April 2014 | by Georgios ChamilakisSee all my reviews

Personally i have seen this movie about half a dozen times.I think it is great.Do not get me wrong,in my humble opinion the original karate kid(1984)with Ralph Macchio was better but Hilary Swank gets the job done nevertheless.An exciting story,a lot of action,a little bit of drama and sentimentality when it was required and exceptional acting;What is not to love?All that hate does not make any sense.Someone who liked the first movie should like this one too and even if you were not a big fan of the first movie you absolutely have to give it a try.Mr Miyagki for once more turns out to be an excellent teacher that every (karate)kid would want to have.

This is a must see and it goes in my personal top 25 movies.


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