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The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)

 -  Action | Family | Romance  -  20 June 1986 (USA)
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Daniel accompanies his mentor to Okinawa who is off to see his dying father and confront his old rival, while Daniel inadvertently makes an enemy of his own.

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Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
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Pat E. Johnson ...
Bruce Malmuth ...
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Eddie Smith ...
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Garth Johnson ...
Brett Johnson ...
Will Hunt ...
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Evan Malmuth ...
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Lee Arnone ...
Stewardess
Sarah Kendall ...
Stewardess #2
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Joey Miyashima ...
Danny Kamekona ...
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Picks up where the first movie (Karate Kid) leaves off. Mr. Miyagi and Daniel take a trip to Okinawa to visit Mr Miyagi's dying father. After arriving Mr Miyagi finds he still has feelings for an old love. This stirs up trouble with an old rival that he originally left Okinawa to avoid. In the mean time Daniel encounters a new love and also makes some enemies. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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20 June 1986 (USA)  »

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$115,103,979 (USA)
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Ralph Macchio (Daniel-san) pronounces the word "karate" in a neutral way, similar to how Mr. Miyagi says it. However, in The Karate Kid, Part III (1989) he goes back using a more American pronunciation, like he did in the first movie. See more »

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The film portrays Okinawa as a rather lawless place, where assaults, robbery, and attempted murder are carried out openly in public. In reality, Okinawa possesses a modern day police force and laws are in fact stringently enforced due to the high U.S. population on the island (due to several military bases) and the wish of the Japanese to avoid any serious incidents between Americans and the native population. See more »

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[first lines]
[after Daniel has won his first tournament]
Daniel: Hey Mr. Miyagi, you know I've been thinking.
Mr. Miyagi: About what, Daniel-San?
Daniel: That we should come up with some kind of strategy.
Mr. Miyagi: For what?
Daniel: My future, my whole tournament career.
Mr. Miyagi: Miyagi already have one.
Daniel: Really? What is it?
Mr. Miyagi: Early retirement.
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Produced by Richard Wolf
Performed by Southside Johnny Lyon (as Southside Johnny)
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A pretty good sequel
21 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is the sequel to the huge 1984 hit, "The Karate Kid". The film starts almost exactly where the first film abruptly ended, with Daniel(played by Ralph Macchio) winning the karate championship under the coaching of Mr. Miyagi(played by Pat Morita). Mr. Miyagi soon learns that his father is dying back in Japan and he goes there to see him one last time and Daniel decides to come along. Miyagi and Daniel run into an old nemesis of Miyagi and Daniel is repeatedly tormented by the nemesis' nephew. Daniel also finds a new love in the daughter of Mr. Miyagi's old lover.

This is a generally simple film with a fine backdrop of the streets of Okinawa. Those who enjoyed the original "Karate Kid" should generally enjoy this predictable, but entertaining sequel. Another plus in the film is the playing of Peter Cetera's song "Glory of Love" in a cute scene involving Daniel and his new love and also in the end credits of the film. It is worth watching.


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