The lovable Mr. Miyagi returns for another Karate Kid film, the fourth in the series. Here his student is a girl (Hilary Swank) whose parents have recently met a tragic death. As a result she has become rude, violent and very ill-mannered to everybody around her. This causes her to be constantly harrassed by a violent all male gang. So Mr. Miyagi takes her on as a potential karate champion, helping her stand up to her aggressors and to reclaim her inner and outer strength.