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The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
Pat E. Johnson ...
Bruce Malmuth ...
Eddie Smith ...
Garth Johnson ...
Brett Johnson ...
Will Hunt ...
Cab Driver (as Evan Malmuth)
Lee Arnone ...
Sarah Kendall ...
Stewardess #2
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Danny Kamekona ...


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 <>

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This time, the combat is real. See more »


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Release Date:

20 June 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Karate Kid 2  »

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$115,103,979 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Although set in Okinawa, the film was actually shot in Oahu, Hawaii. The island was chosen because of its similar climate to Japan, its large Okinawan population and the convenience of shooting on US soil. See more »


When Miyagi and Daniel are in the bar betting on the ice slabs, Miyagi says, "Miyagi take care of everything." In the next shot, hays, "Hot dogs!" but his mouth never moves. See more »


[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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Glory of Love (Theme from The Karate Kid Part II)
Written by Peter Cetera, David Foster and Diane Nini
Produced by Michael Omartian
Performed by Peter Cetera
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Wonderful childhood memories
16 June 2003 | by (Liverpool, New York) – See all my reviews

I can't tell you how good it made me feel to recapture the joy I first experienced in the theater. I was 12 years old when this came out. The story and plot are simple, and the lessons are very clear. They definitely don't make films like this nowadays. Memories of me sitting in the theater alongside my grandmother, eating loads of buttery popcorn, and telling her about all the good scenes (she couldn't see well)

I have seen this movie over 200 times, and never get tired of it. I recommend viewing both The Karate Kid, and the sequel to at least get the full effect.

Awesome 80's flick, and one I'm proud to own. Five stars.

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