The Power of One
Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl and Morgan Freeman
Directed by John G. Avildsen
PK, a British Orphan in South Africa, is played by three actors: Guy Witcher at seven, Simon Fenton at twelve and hunk du jour Stephen Dorff eighteen. "The loneliness brids are coming," say PK whenever bad times come, which is regularly. The Afrikaners have been beating up on PK since boarding school. During World War II, PK is befriended by Doc (Armin Mueller-Stahl), an educated German, and Geel Piet (Morgan Freeman), a prison inmate who teaches him to box. PK is a Karate Kid with two Mr. Miyagis. The flim is what you might expect from Robert Mark Kamen, who wrote the three Kid movies, and John Avildsen, who directed all three kids and two Rockys: a violent cartoon that trivializes apartheid. If there's any justice, the birds of loneliness will be circling the box office.
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