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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
... Julie Pierce
... Dugan
... Louisa
... Eric
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ... Abbot Monk (as Arsenio Trinidad)
... Ned
... Charlie (as Walt Goggins)
... Tall Monk
Rodney Kageyama ... Monk
Seth Sakai ... Buddhist Monk
Eugene Boles ... Mr. Wilkes
Keena Keel ... School Clerk
... Gabe
... Morgan (as Tom Downey)
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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 »


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

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9 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Karate Kid Part IV  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,914,777

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,826,984
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1.85 : 1
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The first Karate Kid movie not to be written by Robert Mark Kamen. See more »

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Miyagi is an Okinawan Goju-master (Naha-te based system) the form/kata Julie is practicing is based on the Naihanchi (or Tekki forms) from Shuri based karate systems . She would not practice these as her grandfather learned Goju from Miyagi and these forms do not exist in that system. Most Naha-te practitioners actually showed resentment towards the Shuri system as it represented the 'wealthy' and 'nobility' of Japan, while Naha system was for the working class man. See more »

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Julie Pierce: Oh my god! My teeth don't match my nose!
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Follows The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Written & Performed by Randy Jacobs
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The Next Karate Kid,Why so much hate?
21 April 2014 | by See 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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