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The Karate Kid, Part II -- Miyagi travels to Japan to confront an enemy from his past. A brilliant collision of culture and combat.


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Release Date:
20 June 1986 (USA) See more »
This time, the combat is real. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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A pretty good sequel See more (107 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Pat Morita ... Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)

Ralph Macchio ... Daniel
Pat E. Johnson ... Referee
Bruce Malmuth ... Announcer
Eddie Smith ... Bystander

Martin Kove ... Kreese
Garth Johnson ... Autograph Fan
Brett Johnson ... Autograph Fan
Will Hunt ... Postman

Evan James ... Cab Driver (as Evan Malmuth)
Lee Arnone ... Stewardess
Sarah Kendall ... Stewardess #2

Yuji Okumoto ... Chozen
Joey Miyashima ... Toshio
Danny Kamekona ... Sato

Raymond Ma ... Cab Driver in Okinawa

George O'Hanlon Jr. ... Soldier

Tamlyn Tomita ... Kumiko

Nobu McCarthy ... Yukie
Charlie Tanimoto ... Miyagi's Father
Tsuruko Ohye ... Village Woman
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ... Ichiro
Marc Hayashi ... Taro
Robert Fernandez ... Watchman
Natalie N. Hashimoto ... Kumiko's Street Friend
Diana Mar ... Girl in Video Store

BD Wong ... Boy on Street (as Bradd Wong)

Clarence Gilyard Jr. ... G.I. #1
Michael Morgan ... G.I. #2
Jack Eiseman ... G.I. #3
Jeffrey Rogers ... G.I. #4
Aaron Seville ... G.I. #5
Wes Chong ... Sato's Houseman
Traci Toguchi ... Girl Bell Ringer

William Zabka ... Johnny

Chad McQueen ... Dutch

Tony O'Dell ... Jimmy
Ron Thomas ... Bobby
Rob Garrison ... Tommy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonia Franceschi ... Dancer on television (uncredited)

Chris Tashima ... Rockabilly Club Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
John G. Avildsen 
Writing credits
Robert Mark Kamen (written by)

Robert Mark Kamen (characters created by)

Produced by
William J. Cassidy .... associate producer
Susan Ekins .... associate producer (as Susan E. Ekins)
R.J. Louis .... executive producer
Karen Trudy Rosenfelt .... associate producer
Jerry Weintraub .... producer
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
Cinematography by
James Crabe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John G. Avildsen 
David Garfield 
Jane Kurson 
Casting by
Caro Jones 
Production Design by
William J. Cassidy 
Art Direction by
William F. Matthews 
Set Decoration by
Lee Poll 
Costume Design by
Mary Malin 
Makeup Department
John M. Elliott Jr. .... key makeup artist (as John Elliott)
Stephen Elsbree .... hair stylist
Jim Kail .... makeup artist (as James R. Kail)
Cheri Ruff .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Howard Pine .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clifford C. Coleman .... first assistant director
Christine Larson .... second second assistant director
Dennis Maguire .... second assistant director
Art Department
Giovanni Casalenuovo .... painter
Sam Gordon .... property master
Robert Ikeda .... set dresser (as Bobby Ikeda)
William James Teegarden .... set designer (as Jim Teagarden)
Michael Van Dyke .... construction foreman: Hawaii
Robert Van Dyke .... propmaker foreman
Hendrik Wynands .... construction coordinator
Michael Denering .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jim Bullock .... foley editor
Blake R. Cornett .... first assistant sound editor
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
Doreen A. Dixon .... supervising adr editor
Robert Glass .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph Holsen .... sound editor
Jay Kamen .... adr editor
Robert Knudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom C. McCarthy .... supervising sound editor
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer
Bill Randall .... cable person (as William M. Randall Jr.)
William Randall .... sound mixer (as William J. Randall)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... cable person: supplemental unit
David Stafford .... boom operator
Martha Burns Holsen .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dennis Dion .... special effects foreman
Walter Dion .... special effects
Paul Haines .... special effects
Al Wininger .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Syd Dutton .... special visual effects
Bill Taylor .... special visual effects
Linda Arvidson .... stunts
Erik Felix .... stunts
Mike Hassett .... stunts
Roger Ito .... stunts
Lori Lynn Ross .... stunts
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts (as Bill Ryusaki)
Pat E. Johnson .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Nijel .... assistant fight coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Denault .... camera operator
Alan R. Disler .... first assistant camera
Brad Edmiston .... first assistant camera
O.T. Henderson .... dolly grip
John Lubin .... best boy
John Lubin .... grip
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer (as Ralph Nelson Jr.)
James M. Sheppherd .... key grip
Stephen St. John .... Steadicam operator
Stephen St. John .... camera operator
Ron Veto .... key grip: stunt unit
Phil Walker .... best boy
Mario Zavala .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eddie Marks .... costume supervisor: men
Elizabeth Pine .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Timothy Alverson .... first assistant editor
Reid Burns .... color timer
Karen Kory .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Brooks Arthur .... music supervisor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Jack Eskew .... orchestrator
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Masakazu Yoshizawa .... musician
Julie Giroux .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Alan Falco .... transportation coordinator
Harry Ueshiro .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Peter Benoit .... unit publicist
Pete Corral .... location manager (as William 'Pete" Corral)
Paul De Rolf .... choreographer
Jose De Vega .... choreographer
Jennifer Erskine .... assistant to Jerry Weintraub
Joyce Wilson Fetherolf .... assistant to director (as Joyce Fetherolf)
Zenko Heshiki .... technical advisor
Adam Hill .... breakaway statue caster: Paramount Studios
Jeannie Jeha .... production coordinator
Pat E. Johnson .... martial arts choreographer
Dan Malmuth .... assistant to director (as Daniel Malmuth)
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Doug Seelig .... assistant to director (as Douglas Seelig)
Stephanie Spangler .... location scout
Yasukazu Takushi .... technical advisor
Jamie Weintraub .... assistant to Jerry Weintraub
Jody Weintraub .... assistant to Jerry Weintraub
Julie Weintraub .... assistant to Jerry Weintraub
Lynette Katselas .... dialogue coach (uncredited)

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113 min
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The writers were divided between doing the storyline of Part II on Miyagi's hometown or Kreese's revenge. As a compromise, they decided to do Part II on Miyagi to give him more focus and to Part III on Kreese's revenge.See more »
Factual errors: When Daniel accidentally knocks over Chozen's scale, Daniel breaks one of the weights, revealing it is fake and prompting the farmers to yell, "So you cheat people!" But this would mean a cheat in the farmers' favor. If the scale had less weight on the "business" end that it appeared, the farmers would get paid more money for less produce.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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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A pretty good sequel, 21 May 2009
Author: RoseNylan from United States

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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