The Next Karate Kid

  • PG
  • Christopher Cain (1994)
  • US
  • 102 min
The Next Karate Kid
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Ralph Macchio may have departed, but at least the fourth instalment of this singularly unremarkable series could still call on the services of Pat Morita. Even he must have questioned his loyalty during shooting, however, as a sense of déjà vu wafted over him. Essentially, this is a case of "same stunts, different sex", as future Oscar winner Hilary Swank becomes Morita's prize pupil in the wake of her parents' death in a car crash. A few pre-prom dance lessons are the only significant departure from the tried and tested chop-socky formula, although Michael Ironside is good value as Swank's sinister gym teacher.

Plot Summary

Martial arts adventure starring Noriyuki "Pat" Morita and Hilary Swank. Karate trainer Mr Miyagi takes on a new female pupil, a rebellious teenager troubled by school bullies.

Cast and crew

Cast

Mr Miyagi
Pat Morita
Julie Pierce
Hilary Swank
Colonel Dugan
Michael Ironside
Louisa
Constance Towers
Eric
Chris Conrad
Abbot Monk
Arsenio "Sonny" Trinidad
Ned
Michael Cavalieri
Charlie
Walton Goggins
Tall monk
Jim Ishida
Monk
Rodney Kageyama

Crew

Director
Christopher Cain

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for language.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Distributor:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Categories
Drama

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