The Next Karate Kid

The Next Karate Kid

Christopher Cain (1994)

102min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

Wise karate mentor Mr Miyagi meets the orphaned teenage grand-daughter of a soldier who once saved his life. As well as guiding her through the trials of high school and her first romance, he takes her to a Zen monastery to hone her martial arts skills. Adventure sequel, starring Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside and Constance Towers.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Christopher Cain
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Edited for language. Available on: Available on video and DVD

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