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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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Christopher Cain

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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 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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Taglines:

It's ancient wisdom against teenage spunk. 1,000 years of karate tradition is about to get a kick in the pants. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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

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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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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 »

Goofs

During Julie's fight with Ned that she doesn't actually touch him when he goes down. See more »

Quotes

[Dugan is upset that no one else is willing to fight Julie]
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Enough!
Colonel Dugan: No. It's not. War ain't over because one battle is.
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Then we fight.
Colonel Dugan: [surprised/obliges] Oh yes.
[takes cap off to reveal tough bald head]
Colonel Dugan: I'm gonna put your lights out
[Dugan grabs Miyagi's shirt and prepares to strike him but Miyagi easily rips Dugan's hands off. Dugan is shocked; the two then fight and after a moment it's over]
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: [holding Dugan to ground and preparing to strike him] Now time to put your lights out.
[...]
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Connections

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

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In Your Eyes
Written by Brian McKnight
Performed by Cleto Escobedo
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
This fourth part is a remake with a sensational actress , Hilary Swank and the usual, Pat Morita
7 March 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Here is introduced a new kid , girl , with the subsequently two times Oscarized Hilary Swank . This is an entertaining martial arts movie with the intimate Pat Morita (his final appearance as Keisake Miyagi) , and , as always , the show belongs to Noriyuki-Miyagi . The story deals with a troublesome teenage named Julie (a newcomer Hilary Swank) , thanks to Miyagi she aware that Karate is his salvation , as she battles an evil nemesis , facing off a violent young group trained by an expert fighter (Michael Ironside) . The Japanese Miyagi (Noriyuki, Pat Morita) born in Okinawa teaches his martial arts and to combat at a Zen temple along with some sympathetic monks . Meanwhile , Julie falls in love with a youngster (Chris Conrad) .

This enjoyable movie , a sort of junior version of 'Rocky' , develops a sincere and deep friendship between two protagonists , the rookie young girl and the wise old man . Using more than his fists , Julie learns about herself and the sense of life . Agreeable and likable acting by main actors : Pat Morita and Hilary Swank . Furthermore , it appears as secondaries , the ordinary baddie : Michael Ironside , and the veteran Constance Towers who formerly worked in various films directed by John Ford . The picture contains adequate cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs and long-standing musical score , though with some disco-music , by Bill Conti , trilogy's usual . This feel-good message picture was professionally directed by Christopher Cain , though John G. Avildsen was originally slated to direct his fourth Karate Kid film but dropped out in order to make 8 seconds (1994) . The three previous films , all of them produced by Jerry Weintraub and directed by John G Avildsen , are the followings : original Karate Kid I (1984) in which are presented the classic characters , Karate Kid II (1986) where the protagonists travel to Okinawa and Part III(1989) where Daniel again battling nasty enemies . Rating : Acceptable and passable following , worthwhile seeing . This heartwarming will appeal to Karate Kid trilogy fans .


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