The Karate Kid III

Other mistake: When Miyagi throws Mike into the light switches, the lights go out but the switches never change position.

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Plot hole: The tournament that Daniel is in is the All Valley under 18 tournament, but we already know that he has graduated from high school and was about to attend college. His birthday is in December, so he must already be 18.

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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?

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Suggested correction: [Daniel's entrance into the tournament was engineered by Silver. Mike got Daniel to sign, then had Silver or Kreese sign as the sensei. Silver started training Daniel shortly after, so he is the most likely one to have gotten him in. When the plot was exposed, Miyagi and Daniel probably contacted the tournament officials and corrected it. They wouldn't have told them about the plot since they knew it would have meant more trouble with Silver, Kreese and Barnes, so it's plausible that Daniel could have gotten into the tournament without Miyagi's signature].


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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.

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Question: How did Kreese lose his dojo?

Chosen answer: He lost all his students after he flipped out on Johnny. Without students, he couldn't pay his bills.

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Question: Why does Daniel's karate skills regress in this movie? After fighting a Karate champ in the first movie and a Japanese fighter in the second, surely he must have gotten better as a fighter, not worse?


Chosen answer: First he could have just been out of practice, but the point they made in the movie was that his moves were old, so they knew how to counter the things he did in the past to win.


Question: What's the story behind Mike Barnes? How old is he? Where does he come from?


Chosen answer: Mike Barnes is another karate champion, someone known in the karate tournament world as being brutal and excellent. It is never stated where he comes from, but it is far enough away to require a plane flight. His age is also never stated, but as it is an under-18 tournament and he can drive a car, we can assume it is either 16 or 17.

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