THE NEXT KARATE KID (Theatrical Release USA 1994)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

The Next Karate Kid—teen flick—works on about the same entertainment level as the previous Karate Kid movies. It is a good story choice to change the karate kid to a female lead and casting Hilary Swank is a surprisingly good choice. Hilary Swank and Pat Morita seem to work well together. The switch in gender roles lends an entirely different and welcome flavor to this film. The script, overall, is good and the story flows well.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia



A young girl becomes the next karate kid under the tutelage of Mr. Miyagi.


Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Christopher Cain for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer R. J. Louis for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Miyagi (Pat Morita), Julie Pierce (Hilary Swank), Dugan (Michael Ironside), Louisa (Constance Towers), Eric (Chris Conrad), Abbot Monk (Arsenio Trinidad), Ned (Michael Cavalieri), Charlie (Walton Goggins), Tall Monk (Jim Ishida), Monk (Rodney Kageyama), Buddhist Monk (Seth Sakai), Mr. Wilkes (Eugene Boles), School Clerk (Keena Keel), Gabe (Tom O’Brien), and Morgan (Thomas Downey).

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Yes. The movie deserves its watch.

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