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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 ...
Postman
Evan Malmuth ...
Cab Driver
Lee Arnone ...
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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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$115,103,979 (USA)
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When Miyagi introduces Daniel to the Miyagi family dojo, he shows him a picture of the founder of Miyagi Karate. "Miyagi Shimpo Sensei". The person in the picture is extremely similar to the founder of the modern Japanese martial art "Aikido", named "Morihei Ueshiba" See more »

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When Miyagi gives Daniel his last will and testament, the candles of the family shrine are not lit. In the next shot, as Miyagi turns to enter the shrine, the candles are lit. 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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Rock Around the Clock
Written by James E. Myers (as Jimmy DeKnight) and Max Freedman (as Max Friedman)
Arranged by Paul Shaffer
Produced by Brooks Arthur
Performed by Paul Rodgers
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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A dark, sentimental, and captivating sequel to a great sports film
5 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved the first Karate Kid. Despite it's predictable script, it told an original sports story with great characters, an excellent cast, some emotional moments, great music, and not to mention some great karate fighting scenes.

Now, when the director of Rocky made a sequel two years later, I became shocked and rented a DVD copy of the film (just like the first) and watched it to see if it can catch my very interest. Then, after watching the whole thing, I was saying to myself, "Wow. That was one heck of a great sequel!".

Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita did a great job once again as the karate student and the Sensei master and the chemistry between them are as fresh as the first film. The rest of the cast did a great job as well with Chozen, who was by far the greatest villain in the franchise because he threatens to kill Daniel by any means necessary. The story in this sequel is also great, but it's even darker and sentimental (there's a scene where we learn that Daniel explains about his father's death which makes us feel sorry for him, thus adding a decent emotional core to the script despite it's schmaltzy moments, but I'll get to that in a moment) than the first with great music and fantastic karate fighting scenes.

The pacing was great in the first film. In this sequel, however, it showed the ending from the first and started out well, but it gets a bit slower. Also, the script has some schmaltzy moments, but at least the romance between Daniel and Kumiko were enjoyable though.

Overall, this sequel is as good as the first despite it's own problems and I'm shocked at the rating it received on this website because it's even worth watching as the first film. Go watch it! It's that good!


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