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The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.

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John G. Avildsen

Writers:

Robert Mark Kamen, Robert Mark Kamen (characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Garth Johnson ... Autograph Fan
Brett Johnson Brett Johnson ... Autograph Fan
Will Hunt Will Hunt ... Postman
Evan James Evan James ... Cab Driver (as Evan Malmuth)
Lee Arnone Lee Arnone ... Stewardess
Sarah Kendall ... Stewardess #2
Yuji Okumoto ... Chozen
Joey Miyashima ... Toshio
Danny Kamekona ... Sato
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Karate Kid II See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,652,336, 22 June 1986

Gross USA:

$115,103,979

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,103,979
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both Yuji Okumoto's and Tamilyn Tomita's characters (Chozen Toguchi, Kumiko) are named after the actress portraying the young bell-ringer who is rescued by Daniel during the storm. See more »

Goofs

When the young Air Force man is giving Mr Miyagi and Daniel directions to his village in Okinawa, he asks the "Sarge" where it is. The sergeant then replies, "You are standing on it corporal." There are no corporals in the Air Force, and his rank was actually an Airman First Class (E-3) with two stripes. The correct response from the sergeant should have been, "You are standing on it airman." 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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Alternate Versions

To receive a PG certificate UK cinema and video versions were cut by 1 second by the BBFC to remove a groin kick. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.119 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Underrated - defending the sequel to the first original classic sports martial arts movie
8 February 2019 | by NightmareOnElmStreetFanSee all my reviews

This was really my first film I saw as a kid before I even saw the first one. I thought it was more an action film, but it was less action film. I love this film it is a good sequel, the last good film in the franchise after the remake. Good fighting movie about how to defend your life. I love the Japanese culture used in this film. Tough it was filmed in Hawaii I love the filming locations. I love this film to death it is my second favorite film in The Karate Kid franchise. I love this film to death.

I love the hurricane scene in the film in which Daniel safes a young girl from the storm he was a hero in this movie. I love that Daniel saved old people from been ripped off from Chozen Toguchi. I love that Mr. Miyagi broke a desk and saved his enemy Sato from hurricane that was great in the film.

Yuji Okumoto did a good job he was good villain. The fight sequence on the end was great I enjoy it. Danny Kamekona was good as Sato long enemy of Mr. Miyagi. Tamlyn Tomita was really beautiful as Kumiko. I like the love and romance between Daniel and Kumiko. I love the song Glory of Love by Peter Cetera used in the movie. It is a shame that a lot of actors including the director died in real life who worked on this movie and are no longer with us anymore. I grew up with this film. Defending this sequel.

The last scene in which Daniel fights Chozen was a bad-ass fight sequence the best about the film. Really bloody match both actors bleed it was believable enough. Great choreographer for the fight sequences, still excellent direction by John G. Avildsen. There could be more fight sequences but they only use like three fights in the film not a bad one.

The Karate Kid Part II (1986) is the only good sequel I hated 3 and 4 the remake I like for Jackie Chan. In my Blu-ray collection I only have Part 1, 2 and the remake I don't have all 5 films. 3 and 4 were absolutely horrible.

Still good music score by Bill Conti, Stallone couldn't use Bill Conti for Rocky IV, because Bill was busy with this movie. So Sly choose new composer for his Rocky movie. This sequel made a ton's of money and it was even more successful than the original film. There was animated series in 1989 before horrendous Part III come out.

R.I.P. John G. Avildsen, Pat Morita, Bruce Malmuth, Danny Kamekona, Nobu McCarthy and Eddie Smith.


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