Chicago Sun-Times - 09/11/1994
"...The humor is light and fresh and the message easy to take..."
Since her parents death, raised by her grandmother and harassed at school, 17-year-old Julie Pierce (Hilary Swank, BOYS DON'T CRY) is very angry. Grandma can no longer handle her, so she convinces an old friend, Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), to care for the girl. He consents, and through the spirituality of karate, unravels the world as not hostile, but as fertile and welcoming.
Coming Of Age |
Martial Arts |
Released theatrically in the USA September 9, 1994.