The Karate Kid, Part III (1986)
Critic Consensus: Inspiration is in short supply in this third Karate Kid film, which recycles the basic narrative from its predecessors but adds scenery-chewing performances and a surprising amount of violence.
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as Daniel LaRusso
as Mr. Kesuke Miyagi
as Jessica Andrews
as Terry Silver
as John Kreese
as Mike Barnes
as Mrs. Milo
as Uncle Louie
as Delivery Man
as Spectator #1
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as Tahitian Girl #1
as Tahitian Girl #2
as Sparring Partner #1
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as Security Guard
Critic Reviews for The Karate Kid, Part III
The Karate Kid Part III is a brave but misguided attempt to restate the lesson through a narrative ploy that nearly always works, but here produces no more than recycling.
Part III, however, is not merely a disaster of the most uninspired contrivances but is actually unsuitable for youngsters, the series' natural audience.
About all that enlivens The Karate Kid Part III is a screamingly over-the-top performance by Thomas Ian Griffith, who plays a toxic waste magnate and karate buff who hatches a madly complex plot to humiliate Daniel and his teacher.
The pattern has so calcified that Gene Autry westerns seem like models of moral complexity by comparison.
The makers of The Karate Kid Part III -- also responsible for its successful predecessors -- have either delivered or taken a few too many kicks to the head along the way.
Audience Reviews for The Karate Kid, Part III
Third entry of The Karate Kid series is already a sign that it is too much and it shows the familiar elements of previous films in the series. The script is horrible, the plot suffers greatly, and the acting and directing are not up to par. There really is no need for a third sequel because part 2 was already pretty bad and pointless. This film lacked a truly engaging plot, great acting and good, memorable moments. The third film is a horrible, dull experience and it doesn't do anything to entertain you. Fragments of the original plot are still here, but the film lacks in new, effective ideas that really works. I hated the film, was really bored with it, and just when you think the franchise would get worst, they filmed The Next Karate Kid, which was awful, and went where the previous films went. The only difference is, the first one was a great, well written, memorable and fun picture that was compelling; however these films fail to deliver the magic that the original did. Poor acting, with a poor script and top it off with poor, sketchy directing from director John G. Avildsen, who directed the first one, it's a shame that he couldn't recapture the moments of the original. This is a bland addition to the series that isn't worth checking out. This third film adds nothing truly compelling, and I truly hated this film, and it's even clearer that sequels to the original were not necessary whatsoever. Watch with caution.
Pretty much as good as the first one. Two real badasses here...
A so-so third effort as the original rival sensi from the first wants help from his old army buddy to get revenge.
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