The Next Karate Kid

Synopsis: During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both her parents in an accident and is having problems with her grandmother and her fellow pupils. Mr. Miyagi decides to teach her karate to get her through her pain and issues and back on the right path.
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Director(s): Christopher Cain
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Good to see you also.

Ah, Louisa, beautiful Louisa.

Although many of our families

were locked up in internment camps...

we Japanese-Americans fought valiantly

for our country in World War Two.

We forged a special bond of friendship

with our white officers...

realizing that all of us

believed in the ideals...

....that forged our country.

In battles in Italy and France...

we became one of the most decorated

army units in World War Two.

Today, the President

of the United States honors us...

...with a special unit citation.

The citation will be accepted

on our behalf... Sergeant Ketsuke Miyagi

and Mrs. Louisa Pierce...

...the widow of Lieutenant Jack Pierce.

These men were legendary soldiers

in a regiment of heroes.


Guard! Colors.


- More potatoes, Mr. Miyagi?

- No, thank you, Louisa-san.

Miyagi is rice man, remember?

I am so sorry that my granddaughter's

not here to meet you.

I don't know where she can be.

Julie! This is Mr. Miyagi.

He was a friend of your grandfather.


Please excuse me for a moment.

Julie, I want you to come out

and meet Mr. Miyagi.

- I did. I said "hi."

- I want you to talk to him.

You invited him here.

You talk to him.

- What are you doing?

- Getting some meat.

- Why?

- It's for a friend.

May I ask which friend?

Why is it, whenever I come back here,

I feel like I am in a police station.

I am surprised you don't take

my fingerprints.

I worry about you, that's all.

You have got to tell me what you want.

What I want is for you

to leave me alone!

Where are you going?


My name is Julie.

My mother's name was Susan.

She was killed in a car accident

with my father, and they're both dead.

So stop trying to bring them back.

I am sorry you had to see that.

She is always so very angry.

Anybody who lose parent...

....have much grief.

Grief trapped in the heart

become big anger.

I don't know what to do anymore.

Have suggestion.

Suggest Louisa-san...

....water flowers.

What do you mean, flowers?

Not here flower.

Flower in Miyagi garden.


Hi, Angel.


How you doing, huh?

How's your wing?

Does it feel any better?

Come here. Can you come to me?

Come here, hop to my hand.

Good girl.

Let's go for a walk, okay?

Come on.

I got in another argument

with my grandmother tonight.

I wish my parents were still here.

Everything wouldn't be

so messed up.

You know...

if they found out you were here,

they'd take you away.

Wouldn't that be awful?

In some small cage.

You wouldn't know anybody.

- 544, handle code two.

- We're checking it out.

Larry, look at that,

up on the roof.

If she hasn't jumped yet,

I am going to throw her.

I will be back.

You be quiet, okay?

You be quiet.

- You all right?

- Yeah, I am fine.

- You think she's still up here?

- Beats me.

- What was that?

- Look out!

You! Hold it right there!

I said hold it!



Oh, come on!

Look, I have heard all this before.

Why don't you put it on a video so I can

fast-forward through the familiar parts?

I love you, Julie,

and I know you love me.

But these days,

we act as if we hate each other.

Talking doesn't seem to help.

It just makes things worse.

Mr. Miyagi's invited me to spend

some time at his house in California.

He will stay here and take care of

everything while I am gone.

This zone is for the immediate loading

and unloading of passengers only.

No parking.

Please do not leave

any baggage unattended.

- Skycap! Here.

- Yes, sir?

I have tried sometimes...

Just to talk to you

and not get angry...

but everything gets messed up,

and I don't know why.

Things get messed up for me too.


Grandmother barely on plane...

miss you already.

My birthday's in a couple of weeks.

I guess she forgot.


Very special day.

Everybody have birthday.

Miyagi make you

special dinner, okay?

Tempura. Tempura, sukiyaki.

You like?

No like. Okay.


Sushi, sashimi. Huh?

Sashimi. No. Okay.

Miyagi have it.

Hamburger teriyaki with French fry.

Look, I don't need a special dinner.

I can take care of myself.

- I know where I am going.

- Good.

Miyagi know where you're going too.

Going school.

Miyagi pick you up here this afternoon.

Okay, Julie-san?

Hey, get to class.

Get going.

Get to class.

Let's go.

Morning, Julie. No, no, no.

Those are bad for your ears.

Go to hell, Ned.

Now, I could take you down

to the principal's office...

....and get you into a little trouble.

Or, I could pick you up tomorrow night

and take you down to the docks.

You have been to the docks, haven't you,

Julie? Pretty girl like you.

Dream on.

Hey! Most girls in this school

invite me.

Now, you're lucky

to get an invitation.

Now, come on, Julie.

You know it's going to happen.

Let go of me!

Start hanging out

with me and my friends...

you can have any damn thing

that you want.

- Let go of me.

- What's going on, Ned?

Colonel Dugan, sir.

I caught this young lady

smoking cigarettes.

What are you talking about?

I wasn't smoking.

Her name is Julie Pierce, sir.

To the office. Let's go.

Curb your dog.

A member of the Alpha Elite caught

this student smoking in the greenhouse.

A member of the Alpha Elite caught

this student smoking in the greenhouse.

Put her record

in the center file.

If this student screws up again,

I want her out of here.

Of course, it depends

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Robert Mark Kamen

Robert Mark Kamen is an American screenwriter who has been writing major motion pictures for over twenty-five years. He is best known as creator and co-creator of the Karate Kid and Transporter franchises, as well as the 2008 action thriller Taken. more…

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