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Director:
Writers:
Robert Mark Kamen (written by)
Robert Mark Kamen (characters created by)
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Release Date:
20 June 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
This time, the combat is real. See more »
Plot:
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 » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The story continues… See more (97 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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

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

Martin Kove ... John Kreese
Garth Johnson ... Autograph Fan
Brett Johnson ... Autograph Fan
Will Hunt ... Postman
Evan Malmuth ... Cab Driver
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
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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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
113 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Some scenes cut from the original script include a scene introducing a mysterious character named Webster Miyagi who waits for Miyagi outside the tournament building, to whom Miyagi reacts in an uncomfortable manner, and also a scene of Daniel and Ali breaking up because of Ali leaving for Europe for the summer.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Daniel San catches the villain supposedly cheating the farmers in town who are selling their produce, when he discovers that the weights crumble and are not really weighted. In reality, this favors the seller in such a transaction, not the buyer.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blood Massacre (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
This Is the TimeSee more »

FAQ

Wasn't Miyagi married to someone who died in a Japanese internment camp?
What is 'The Karate Kid Part II' about?
Was this film actually shot in Okinawa?
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23 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The story continues…, 6 February 2003
Author: Old Joe from Hamilton, Australia

Two years after the success of the smash hit ‘Karate Kid', it was inevitable that the forces behind this most entertaining movie were going to go on and continue the story. In ‘KK2' we get to learn a lot more about the life of Mr. Miyagi and the development of his student, ‘Daniel-san'. We once again get to see that fighting is only the last resort to your problems. There's plenty of adventure and conflict as our triumphant duo discovers more about the price of honour, the way one must fight when only the winner survives and the true power of friendship.

After their triumphant victory at the ‘All-Valley karate championships', Daniel and Miyagi continue their training, focusing on the honour and discipline of karate and the deeper powers of meditation. However, when Miyagi receives news that his father is near death, he and Daniel take off to the island of Okinawa where Miyagi's family lives. Upon Miyagi's return to his homeland, he is reunited with his long-lost childhood love, Yukie. Despite their youthful love for one another, Yukie was forced to marry Miyagi's rival, Sato, in an arranged marriage, causing Miyagi to flee Okinawa forever. Now his old rival is a powerful karate expert and a rich, embittered landowner who demands a final grudge match with the wise and elderly Miyagi. As Sato threatens Miyagi and his family, his nephew, Chozen, is out to fight Daniel in a battle of young wills. Both teacher and student are forced to stand up to their rivals in a matter of honour or shame and life or death.

What I like about KK2, is how the story allows us to learn more about characters that we grew to love in the 1984 movie. Sure the movie continues where the last finished off, not like your normal sequel does. Yet it does show us a different side to what we saw in the original movie. I feel that is what a sequel is meant to do, be a little bit different and allows us to learn new things about characters that we already know. The story was once again written by Robert Mark Kamen, who I thought wrote the part about Miyagi's problems back home beautifully, as is the way that we see Daniel assimilate to the customs and traditions of the Okinawa people, and the way that Miyagi's problems in the end are Daniel's as well. I feel it always helps to have the same director back for any sequel, with John G. Avildson back to bring his touches into the story as well.

The great part of KK2 has to be the return of Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki ‘Pat‘ Morita). The start of film has a most powerful scene between Miyagi and sensei Kreese (Martin Kove), where Miyagi teaches Kreese a karate lesson without even raising a sweat. The popular pairs return gives the story strength to continue on as it did. They also share quite a remarkable chemistry onscreen. It also good for the story to have Daniel ‘fatherless', as he helps his teacher come to terms with the loss of his father, in one of the more emotional scenes in the movie. I must admit I like how Miyagi has faith in Daniel, even when he does not, (there is one scene where this reigns so true in KK2, and is probably the highlight of the entire film).

However, Ralph shares a very special role with Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita), as their characters fall very much in love with each other. Kumiko wants to be a dancer, and Daniel feels that she would be a successful dancer in America. Then there is the evil side to KK2. Sato, (Danny Kamekona), is still bitter about what Miyagi did to his honour before he fled Okinawa and wants a fight so he can reclaim what he believes is rightfully his. Sato's nephew Chozen (Yuji Okumoto) also has feels his honour has been shamed by Daniel, with most of the movie showing Daniel on the receiving on end of Chozen's fist. Yuji has appeared in movies such as ‘The Truman show', ‘The Game' and the 2001 blockbuster ‘Pearl Harbour'.

Karate Kid II also shows off some impressive Japanese locations. The Okinawa village used as Miyagi's was striking, as were the style of the homes, as a person from western society would not be accustomed to such a different lifestyle. There is also the wonderful music that accompanies KK2. Bill Conti's melodic musical score gives the movie great tension, and you have the music from the dancing hall which was live and upbeat. Yet the standout part of the soundtrack for mine has to be the Oscar winning hit, ‘Glory of Love', sung by Peter Cetera. That is one song I like a lot.

This movie is a great extension of the ‘Karate Kid' story, which shows an uplifting story about overcoming the odds and staying true to yourself. Miyagi's strong ‘anti-violence' theme continues in KK2, showing Daniel that the secrets of karate are that it is only to be used it when there is no other way. This movie is also very much about forgiveness, as Miyagi says at the start of the film ‘A person with no forgiveness in heart, living worse punishment than death'. I could not agree more with that statement. Miyagi is the standout character in KK2, as he is always calm and rational, in situations in which most of us would not be, with his character going through a range of emotions that give us a much greater insight into him. If you are a Karate Kid fan than you have to watch what is a most satisfying of sequels.

CMRS gives ‘Karate Kid II': 4 (Very Good Film)

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