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Karate Kid, Part 4 is better known by its release title, The Next Karate Kid. The sole holdover from the first three KK flicks is Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, once more cast as janitor/martial arts maven Miyagi Yakuga. This time, his pupil is orphaned 17-year-old Hilary Swank, the granddaughter of Miyagi's war buddy. Relentlessly bullied by her male classmates and feeling responsible for her parents' fatal accident, Swank is taught self-worth through the tough-but-gentle guidance of Miyagi. While The Next Karate Kid may come off as too "PC" for the tastes of some fans, it is heaps better than the appalling Karate Kid, Part 3. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Noriyuki "Pat" Morita
as Miyagi
Hilary Swank
as Julie Pierce
Michael Ironside
as Colonel Dugan
Constance Towers
as Louisa
Arsenio "Sonny" Trinidad
as Abbot Monk
Michael Cavalieri
as Ned
Rodney Kageyama
as Monk
Seth Sakai
as Buddist Monk
Walton Goggins
James Ishida
Joy Todd
Tom O'Brien
as Gabe
Bud Ekins
as Jack Russell
Brian Smiar
as O'Connor
Eugene Boles
as Mr. Wilkes
Fred Fontana
as Dusty
Gustave Johnson
as Wison
Annette Miller
as Sales Woman

Crew

Christopher Cain
Director
R.J. Louis
Producer
Jerry Weintraub
Producer
Laszlo Kovacs
Cinematographer
Andy Wiskes
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bill Conti
Composer (Music Score)
Ronald Roose
Editor
Christopher Greenbury
Editor
Walter Paul Martishius
Production Designer
R.J. Louis
Production Designer
Susan Ekins
Associate Producer
Carole James
Costume Designer
Nick Mastandrea
First Assistant Director
Pat E. Johnson
Stunts
Joy Todd
Casting
Pat E. Johnson
Fights Choreographer
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