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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 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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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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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Dolby | SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 2010, The Karate Kid (1984) was rebooted as The Karate Kid (2010). Jaden Smith played new character Dre Parker and Jackie Chan played his mentor, Mr. Han. The reboot had mixed reviews, making $18.8 million in its opening weekend and grossing $176.7 million in the US. In 2010 Columbia Pictures began developing a sequel. In April 2014, Breck Eisner was announced to direct and Smith and Chan were confirmed to return. O June 25th 2014, Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer were announced to write the sequel. The movie didn't get past early production stage. See more »

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Quotes

Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: [after Julie succeeds in a task she found difficult] Congratulations, Julie-san.
Julie Pierce: Congratulations? That's all you're gonna say is congratulations? Don't I get a belt or something?
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Buy belt more.
Julie Pierce: No, I mean a karate belt. Brown belt, black belt.
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Why need belt?
Julie Pierce: So everyone knows I'm good!
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: You know you good. That important thing.
Julie Pierce: Oh come on, even Elvis Presley got a black belt.
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Borrow from Elvis next time see him.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

You Gotta Be
Written by Des'ree & Ashley Ingram
Performed by Des'ree
Courtesy of 550 Music/Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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