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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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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

The Kata Hilary Swank performs in the monk's hall and under the waterfall appears to be a portion of the first kata (form), "Naihanchi Shodan". This kata, historically of Chinese origin, is common in Okinawan and Japanese karate as well as Tang Soo Do, (a Korean art) practiced by the film's martial arts choreographer, Pat E. Johnson. Miyagi-San identifies his style only as "Okinawan Karate", but that could be any of the Okinawan styles that share this form. Since in The Karate Kid Part II (1986) Miyagi's nemesis runs a school in Naha with the Goju Ryu fist as a logo and his students wear the Goju Ryu fist on their uniforms, then Miyagi is possibly teaching Goju Ryu (one of the five main styles of Okinawan karate), since Miyagi's father taught both him and Sato. See more »

Goofs

Angel is a Harris Hawk, a species native to the desert Southwestern US, not the Northeast. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: The sun is warm, the grass is green.
Julie Pierce: What?
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: If today Julie-san get angry, just you repeat those words.
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Not as bad as I expected
22 October 2005 | by ckhosra1See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie was included in the Karate Kid DVD Set, I almost thought about just buying Karate Kid by itself. But after watching it, I really enjoyed it. It was really cheesy at parts, but other parts were enjoyable and funny.

Miyagi is great as usual, which is the main reason I even bothered to watch the movie in the first place. This movie is worth at least a one-time viewing if you really liked the Karate Kid movies.

Hillary Swank did a pretty good job too. The plot was pretty hoaky, and it was similar to the first Karate Kid, but there was a different dynamic since the hero was a girl this time.


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