The Next Karate Kid

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The Next Karate Kid ★★½ 1994 (PG)

Fourth installment in the “Kid” series finds martial arts expert Miyagi (Morita) training Julie Pierce (Swank), the orphaned tomboy daughter of an old war buddy who saved his life 50 years earlier. He even teaches her the waltz, just in time for the prom, but she's still tough enough to scrap with a guy. A must-see for “Karate Kid” fans, if there are any left. 107m/C VHS, DVD . Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, Hilary Swank; D: Christopher Cain; W: Mark Lee; M: Bill Conti.