Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.
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
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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 »
Angel is a Harris Hawk, a species native to the desert Southwestern US, not the Northeast. See more »
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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