The Karate Kid lll

Theatrical Release: June 30, 1989
DVD Release: February 1, 2005
The Karate Kid lll
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Synopsis

Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school’s prize student was defeated by Daniel and Mr Miyagi, visits Terry, a friend from Vietnam. Terry is a ruthless business man and a martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese take revenge on Daniel and Mr Miyagi.

Dove Review

Most critics consider this last “The Karate Kid” film, with both Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita, to be the weakest of the trilogy. One more film with Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi was made with a new karate student, a very young Hillary Swank. This film does have its moments. The confusion young Daniel goes through is understandable and his relationship with Mr. Miyagi deepens after they hit a bump in the road. The ending is good too as Daniel shows young karate dynamo Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan) that being smarter is better than being tougher. However, due to the strong language, this film is not Dove approved.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: A-5; Jack*ss-1; H-4; D-9; BS-2; Chr*st-1; S-5; Pi*sed-1; G-3; Scr*w-2; S*ck-2.
Violence: Karate violence. Daniel breaks guy's nose.
Drugs: Brief smoking and drinking.
Nudity: None
Occult: Good luck object.

Info

Company: Columbia Tri-Star Pictures
Producer: Jerry Weintraub
Genre: Action
Runtime: 112 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter