The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

Taglines: First it was teacher to student. Then it was father to son. Now, it’s man to man.

John Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Miyagi, visits Terry Silver, a Vietnam War comrade. Terry is a ruthless businessman and martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, and reestablish Cobra Kai. Upon returning from Okinawa, Daniel and Miyagi discover that their apartment building has been demolished, which brings Miyagi out of work. Going against Miyagi’s wishes, Daniel uses his college funds to realize Miyagi’s dream of opening a bonsai tree shop, and becomes a partner in the bonsai business.

The Karate Kid Part III is a 1989 American martial arts drama film and the second sequel to The Karate Kid (1984). The film stars Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, Robyn Lively and Thomas Ian Griffith. As was the case with the first two films in the series, it was directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, with stunts choreographed by Pat E. Johnson and the music composed by Bill Conti. In the film, with the help of his best friend, Terry Silver, the returning John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Mr. Miyagi which involves hiring a ruthless martial artist and harming their relationship.

The Karate Kid Part III Movie Poster (1989)

The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith, Martin Kove, Sean Kanan, Randee Heller, Frances Bay, Diana Webster
Screenplay by: Robert Mark Kamen
Production Design by: William F. Matthews
Cinematography by: Steve Yaconelli
Film Editing by: John G. Avildsen, John Carter
Set Decoration by: Catherine Mann
Art Direction by: Christopher Burian-Mohr
Music by: Bill Conti
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: June 30, 1989