The Next Karate Kid


1h 47m 1994

Brief Synopsis

Infamous martial arts instructor, Mr. Miyagi, once again teaches the art of Karate to a teen in need--this time, however, the youth is a troubled, rebellious girl.

Film Details

Also Known As
Karate Kid - Mästarens nya elev, Next Karate Kid, nuevo Karate Kid, El
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
SONY PICTURES RELEASING/SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

Infamous martial arts instructor, Mr. Miyagi, once again teaches the art of Karate to a teen in need--this time, however, the youth is a troubled, rebellious girl.

Crew

Richmond Aguilar

Lighting Technician

Mark M Ashley

Production Assistant

Peter Bankins

Property Master

Christine Bannon-rodriguez

Stunts

Dave Barlett

Sound Editor

Tom Barrett

Assistant Editor

Bob Beemer

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Barbara Bernhardt

Stunts

Ute Berthold

Assistant Editor

Ruth Bird

Assistant Sound Editor

Chris L Burton

Special Effects Coordinator

Krisinda Cain

Production Assistant

Patrick Capone

Camera Operator

Anthony Cappello

Assistant Camera Operator

Phillip V Caruso

Photography

Andrew Casey

Assistant Camera Operator

Paul Caven

Lighting

Harry Chency

Sound Editor

Richard L Clark

Consultant

Bill Conti

Music

Rosemary Cremona

Assistant Director

Sheri Davidson

Assistant

Fumio Demura

Stunts

Craig Denault

Camera Operator

Dennis Dion

Special Effects

Tracey A Doyle

Set Decorator

Vicki Dunakin

Other

Michele Durboraw

Other

Donna Ekins

Assistant

Susan Ekins

Associate Producer

Stephen Hunter Flick

Sound Editor

James P Flynn

Other

Fred Fontana

Production Supervisor

Daniel C Gold

Assistant Camera Operator

Barbara Goldstone

Stunts

Debbie Greg

Stunts

Evelyn Guerrero

Assistant

Ben Haller

Key Grip

Michelle Cooney Higgins

Craft Service

Mauriece Jacks Jr.

Other

Carole James

Costume Supervisor

Kent James

Costume Supervisor

Drake Jenevein

Assistant Sound Editor

Ken Johnson

Other

Pat E Johnson

Stunt Coordinator

Robert Kamen

Characters As Source Material

Gary Kangrga

Grip

Nicholas Vincent Korda

Adr Editor

Laszlo Kovacs

Director Of Photography

Laszlo Kovacs

Dp/Cinematographer

Ken Kushnick

Music Supervisor

Steve Laporte

Makeup

Mark Lee

Screenplay

Steve Livingston

Music Editor

Michael Louis

Production Assistant

R J Louis

Executive Producer

R J Louis

Unit Production Manager

Paul Michael Marini

Stunts

Walter P Martishius

Production Designer

Nicholas C Mastandrea

Assistant Director

Scott Mcgowan

Dolly Grip

Norm Mclean

Stunts

Elizabeth Mersky

Production Assistant

Michael Minkler

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lindsay Mofford

Apprentice

David Normand

Other

Kristen J Nye

Assistant Production Accountant

David Passick

Music Supervisor

Susan Peck

Location Casting

Craig Pinkard

Transportation Captain

Jeffrey Pollack

Music

Buz Presock

Production Assistant

Mike Revell

Production Accountant

Brian Ricci

Stunts

Ronald Roose

Editor

Sean Rush

Boom Operator

Gerard Sava

Assistant Camera Operator

Kirk Schuler

Sound Editor

Peggy Semtob

Hair Stylist

Joanne Small

Script Supervisor

Brian Smyj

Stunts

Peter Sobich

Production Assistant

Dave Spence

Sound Editor

Tedi Tate

Assistant Property Master

Joy Todd

Casting

Nancy P Townsend

Dga Trainee

Jamie Weintraub

Assistant

Jerry Weintraub

Producer

Jody Weintraub

Assistant

Joseph Weintraub

Assistant

Julie Weintraub

Production Assistant

Rachel Weintraub

Assistant

Sarah Weintraub

Assistant

Frank Welker

Sound Effects

Norman White

Construction Coordinator

David Williams

Sound Editor

Andy Wiskes

Sound

John Yarbrough

Transportation Co-Captain

Film Details

Also Known As
Karate Kid - Mästarens nya elev, Next Karate Kid, nuevo Karate Kid, El
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
SONY PICTURES RELEASING/SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Articles

Pat Morita (1932-2005)


Pat Morita, the diminutive Asian-American actor who found lasting fame, and an Oscar® nomination, as Kesuke Miyagi, the janitor that teaches Ralph Macchio the fine art of karate in the hit film, The Karate Kid (1984), died on November 24 of natural causes in his Las Vegas home. He was 73.

He was born Noriyuki Morita on June 28, 1932 in Isleton, California. The son of migrant fruit pickers, he contracted spinal tuberculosis when he was two and spent the next nine years in a sanitarium run by Catholic priests near Sacramento. He was renamed Pat, and after several spinal surgical procedures and learning how to walk, the 11-year-old Morita was sent to an internment camp at Gila River, Arizona, joining his family and thousands of other Japanese-Americans who were shamefully imprisoned by the U.S. government after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.

His family was released after the war, and Morita graduated from high school in Fairfield, California in 1950. He worked in his family's Chinese restaurant in Sacramento until his father was killed in a hit-and-run accident. He eventually found work as a data processor for the Department of Motor Vehicles and then Aerojet General Corporation before he decided to try his hand at stand-up comedy.

He relocated to San Francisco in 1962, where at first, there was some hesitation from clubs to book a Japanese-American comic, but Morita's enthusiasm soon warmed them over, and he was becoming something of a regional hit in all the Bay Area. His breakthrough came in 1964 when he was booked on ABC's The Hollywood Palace. The image of a small, unassuming Asian with the broad mannerisms and delivery of a modern American was something new in its day. He was a hit, and soon found more bookings on the show. And after he earned the nickname "the hip nip," he quickly began headlining clubs in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Morita's stage and television success eventually led him to films. He made his movie debut as "Oriental #2," the henchman to Beatrice Lilly in the Julie Andrew's musical Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). Although his role, complete with thick coke-bottle glasses and gaping overbite, was a little hard to watch, it was the best he could do at the time. Subsequent parts, as in Don Knott's dreadful The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968); and Bob Hope's lamentable final film Cancel My Reservations (1972); were simply variations of the same stereotype.

However, television was far kinder to Morita. After some popular guest appearances in the early '70s on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Morita landed some semi-regular work. First, as the wisecracking, cigar chomping Captain Sam Pack on M.A.S.H. and as Ah Chew, the deadpan neighbor of Fred and Lamont Sanford in Sanford & Son. His success in these roles led to his first regular gig, as Arnold Takahashi in Happy Days. His stint as the owner of the soda shop where Ritchie Cunningham and the Fonz hung out for endless hours may have been short lived (just two seasons 1974-76), but it was Morita's first successful stab at pop immortality.

He left Happy Days to star in his own show, the critically savaged culture clash sitcom Mr. T and Tina that was canceled after just five episodes. Despite that setback, Morita rebounded that same year with his first dramatic performance, and a fine one at that, when he portrayed a Japanese-American internment camp survivor in the moving made for television drama Farewell to Manzanar (1976). After a few more guest appearances on hit shows (Magnum P.I., The Love Boat etc.), Morita found the goldmine and added new life to his career when he took the role of Miyagi in The Karate Kid (1984). Playing opposite Ralph Macchio, the young man who becomes his martial arts pupil, Morita was both touching and wise, and the warm bond he created with Macchio during the course of the film really proved that he had some serious acting chops. The flick was the surprise box-office hit of 1984, and Morita's career, if briefly, opened up to new possibilities.

He scored two parts in television specials that were notable in that his race was never referenced: first as the horse in Alice in Wonderland (1985); and as the toymaster in Babes in Toyland (1986). He also landed a detective show (with of course, comic undertones) that ran for two seasons Ohara (1987-89); nailed some funny lines in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992); was the sole saving grace of Gus Van Zandt's Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993); and starred in all of the sequels to The Karate Kid: The Karate Kid, Part II (1986), The Karate Kid, Part III (1989), and The Next Karate Kid (1994). Granted, it is arguable that Morita's career never truly blossomed out of the "wise old Asian man" caricature. But give the man his due, when it came to infusing such parts with sly wit and sheer charm, nobody did it better. Morita is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughters, Erin, Aly and Tia; his brother, Harry, and two grandchildren.

by Michael T. Toole
Pat Morita (1932-2005)

Pat Morita (1932-2005)

Pat Morita, the diminutive Asian-American actor who found lasting fame, and an Oscar® nomination, as Kesuke Miyagi, the janitor that teaches Ralph Macchio the fine art of karate in the hit film, The Karate Kid (1984), died on November 24 of natural causes in his Las Vegas home. He was 73. He was born Noriyuki Morita on June 28, 1932 in Isleton, California. The son of migrant fruit pickers, he contracted spinal tuberculosis when he was two and spent the next nine years in a sanitarium run by Catholic priests near Sacramento. He was renamed Pat, and after several spinal surgical procedures and learning how to walk, the 11-year-old Morita was sent to an internment camp at Gila River, Arizona, joining his family and thousands of other Japanese-Americans who were shamefully imprisoned by the U.S. government after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. His family was released after the war, and Morita graduated from high school in Fairfield, California in 1950. He worked in his family's Chinese restaurant in Sacramento until his father was killed in a hit-and-run accident. He eventually found work as a data processor for the Department of Motor Vehicles and then Aerojet General Corporation before he decided to try his hand at stand-up comedy. He relocated to San Francisco in 1962, where at first, there was some hesitation from clubs to book a Japanese-American comic, but Morita's enthusiasm soon warmed them over, and he was becoming something of a regional hit in all the Bay Area. His breakthrough came in 1964 when he was booked on ABC's The Hollywood Palace. The image of a small, unassuming Asian with the broad mannerisms and delivery of a modern American was something new in its day. He was a hit, and soon found more bookings on the show. And after he earned the nickname "the hip nip," he quickly began headlining clubs in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Morita's stage and television success eventually led him to films. He made his movie debut as "Oriental #2," the henchman to Beatrice Lilly in the Julie Andrew's musical Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). Although his role, complete with thick coke-bottle glasses and gaping overbite, was a little hard to watch, it was the best he could do at the time. Subsequent parts, as in Don Knott's dreadful The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968); and Bob Hope's lamentable final film Cancel My Reservations (1972); were simply variations of the same stereotype. However, television was far kinder to Morita. After some popular guest appearances in the early '70s on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Morita landed some semi-regular work. First, as the wisecracking, cigar chomping Captain Sam Pack on M.A.S.H. and as Ah Chew, the deadpan neighbor of Fred and Lamont Sanford in Sanford & Son. His success in these roles led to his first regular gig, as Arnold Takahashi in Happy Days. His stint as the owner of the soda shop where Ritchie Cunningham and the Fonz hung out for endless hours may have been short lived (just two seasons 1974-76), but it was Morita's first successful stab at pop immortality. He left Happy Days to star in his own show, the critically savaged culture clash sitcom Mr. T and Tina that was canceled after just five episodes. Despite that setback, Morita rebounded that same year with his first dramatic performance, and a fine one at that, when he portrayed a Japanese-American internment camp survivor in the moving made for television drama Farewell to Manzanar (1976). After a few more guest appearances on hit shows (Magnum P.I., The Love Boat etc.), Morita found the goldmine and added new life to his career when he took the role of Miyagi in The Karate Kid (1984). Playing opposite Ralph Macchio, the young man who becomes his martial arts pupil, Morita was both touching and wise, and the warm bond he created with Macchio during the course of the film really proved that he had some serious acting chops. The flick was the surprise box-office hit of 1984, and Morita's career, if briefly, opened up to new possibilities. He scored two parts in television specials that were notable in that his race was never referenced: first as the horse in Alice in Wonderland (1985); and as the toymaster in Babes in Toyland (1986). He also landed a detective show (with of course, comic undertones) that ran for two seasons Ohara (1987-89); nailed some funny lines in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992); was the sole saving grace of Gus Van Zandt's Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993); and starred in all of the sequels to The Karate Kid: The Karate Kid, Part II (1986), The Karate Kid, Part III (1989), and The Next Karate Kid (1994). Granted, it is arguable that Morita's career never truly blossomed out of the "wise old Asian man" caricature. But give the man his due, when it came to infusing such parts with sly wit and sheer charm, nobody did it better. Morita is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughters, Erin, Aly and Tia; his brother, Harry, and two grandchildren. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 9, 1994

Released in United States on Video February 14, 1995

Began shooting June 26, 1993.

Completed shooting August 21, 1993.

The title "The Karate Kid" has been used with the consent of DC Comics Inc.

Fourth in series of "Karate Kid" film which began in 1984.

This film is dedicated in the memory of Ashley Boone, who was instrumental in the success of "The Karate Kid."

Released in United States Fall September 9, 1994

Released in United States on Video February 14, 1995