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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 ... Monk
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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The fight choreographers gave Hilary Swank a "pink belt" for her mastery of the most flashy techniques, but none of the basics. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the Senior Prom scene, an overhead view of the gym is shown as the dance is in progress. Julie and Eric can be clearly seen dancing in the middle of the dance floor. But the next scene shows the two of them arriving at the dance; they couldn't have been on the dance floor before they got there. See more »

Quotes

Julie Pierce: [Julie's babysitting three VERY active boys] What are you doing here?
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Miyagi figure children no have enough toys, so bring more. Nerf balls, flying discs, all kinds good stuff. You just have fun.
Julie Pierce: Have fun? Miyagi, they don't need any more toys, they need three child-sized straight jackets!
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Connections

Follows The Karate Kid Part II (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Fascination
Music by Fermo Dante Marchetti
French lyrics by Maurice de Féraudy
English lyrics by Dick Manning
Performed by Jane Morgan
Courtesy of MCA Records
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The Film That Introduced Hilary Swank to the Mainstream Audience
3 August 2000 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

"The Next Karate Kid" is not a very impressive film. However, it introduces a young actress named Hilary Swank to the mainstream audience. Amazingly, just five short years after this film Swank would be holding the Oscar for her gender-bending role in "Boys Don't Cry". In this film she takes Macchio's role and does an admirable job even though the material is just not there. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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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:

$15,876,353
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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