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The Next Karate Kid

  • Drama
  • 1994
  • Christopher Cain
  • 102 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

Rating: 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Mr MiyagiPat Morita
Julie PierceHilary Swank
Colonel DuganMichael Ironside
LouisaConstance Towers
EricChris Conrad
Abbot MonkArsenio "Sonny" Trinidad
NedMichael Cavalieri
CharlieWalton Goggins
Tall monkJim Ishida
MonkRodney Kageyama

Crew

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DirectorChristopher Cain

Details

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