Corrected entry: When Barnes is knocked out in the dojo fight, he falls to his left, in the next shot he is laying as if he fell to his right.
Corrected entry: During Daniel's match with Barnes, Barnes kicks Daniel in the groin and the referee warns him that one more illegal move will get him immediately disqualified. After the warning, Barnes sucker punches Daniel in the back of the head. This should have gotten Barnes an immediate disqualification but the ref lets the match continue.
Corrected entry: For a good duration of the movie, Daniel gets threatened in many ways by Mike Barnes to sign the form to enter the tournament as if there was no way out once signed. However, once signed, Mike tells Daniel "don't even think of backing out now!", and in addition, Daniel later tells Terry Silver he's decided he's not going to enter after all. If Daniel can get out that easy, what was the point of all that energy Mike went through to get Daniel to sign?
Corrected entry: We know based on the 'movie time frame' of things and various timeline events within going back to the previous two Karate Kid films, at least a year (and possibly upwards of a year and a half) of time has transpired between the end of Karate Kid 1 (which ends in December of 1983 - movie time) and the ending of Karate Kid 3 (early to mid 1985 - movie time) The ending fight was advertised as an 'under 18 ALL Valley Karate Championship.' It is almost impossible at this juncture that Daniel is still under 18, especially because of his '17th birthday' celebration he and Mr. Miyagi had over a year (and longer) previous in the first Karate Kid film. It was likely Daniel had to still be 18, (possibly closer to 19), by the 'movie time frame' at the ending of Karate Kid III.
Corrected entry: When Daniel is being taught by Terry Silver in the Kobra Kai Dojo, just after Daniel hurts his foot on the training instrument, Terry decides to show him how to do it. The left plank of the instrument, just before it breaks, you can see it's been pre-cut to break easily. (Zoom in necessary.) (01:10:05)The-Immortal
Corrected entry: In the first minute of the film, Daniel is seen walking into the King Cobra Dojo alone, and is wearing a red Blazer. The sensei then asks what the problem is with Johnny, and looks over at Daniel. In the next shot, Mr. Miyagi has appeared, and Daniel is wearing a flannelette shirt, and has new grazes on his head and a bandaid. (00:00:15 - 00:00:50)
Corrected entry: After Daniel finally signed the application at the bottom of the cliff, he tells Barnes and his two buddies to pull him and Jessica back up. If Daniel and Jessica needed to depend entirely on somebody at the top in order to come back up, why did those two dummies both descend by themselves?Matty Blast
Corrected entry: Jessica is with Daniel when Silver tells him that tournament guys are suckers for the front sweep. However, later in the movie at the Bonsai shop, Daniel decides that he will tell her the exact same thing as if she's never met Silver nor was ever there when he told Daniel. She also seems very surprised and excited when Daniel tells her.
Corrected entry: By the time we see Daniel in Karate Kid III, Daniel has gained a lot of experience in karate. In Part I, Daniel won the championship for the All Valley Tournament, which supposedly means that he knows karate best in the Los Angeles area. In Part II, Daniel defeats Chozen in a fight to the death, and Chozen is a real karate master (as is evident when he beats up his students in Part II). With all this experience in karate, why is Daniel so easily beaten up by Mike and his friends? With all he's learned, he should be able to defeat them easily. (With Mr. Silver and Kreese, that's understandable since they are very experienced as well.).
Corrected entry: Why is Daniel risking his life to get the bonsai tree to sell to help the shop when he has that shiny yellow classic car? He can easily sell that for enough to help out. Then when he brings the broken tree to the shop Mr. Miyagi says he sold his truck to pay for them. Later at Mr. Miyagi's house, in the background are Daniel's car and two other classics easily worth more money then Miyagi's old truck.
Plot hole: Daniel first needs Miyagi's signature (which Miyagi refuses) to enter the tournament. However the rest of the movie focuses on Daniel's signature needed to enter instead. Didn't Miyagi officially need to sign? How did it suddenly switch?
Trivia: When Daniel is persuading Myagi to use his college money to buy a store for selling Bonsai trees, he takes a wad of cash, smells it, and says, "Hmm. Looks like money.smells like money." Ralph Macchio has practically no sense of smell at all, so just for fun he always makes a point to smell something in every movie he does.Matty Blast
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