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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.

Director:

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 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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Taglines:

One more lesson to share. The price of honor. The glory of friendship. And the way you must fight when only the winner survives. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Kadena Airbase (where Tomi Village is next to) is North of Naha, not South as Mr. Miyagi keeps insisting. 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 »

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This Is the Time
Written, Produced and Performed by Dennis DeYoung
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Lessons in life not a brainless kick-ass movie
13 September 2008 | by redpenphantomSee all my reviews

I am sorry to disagree with the comments of "drlawyer" since it only reflects the urge to see fight scenes. Karate kid 2 is a perfect sequel and shows the spiritual side of martial arts. Why measure a sequel with the 1st movie at all? Both, (Karate kid1 and Karate kid2) are unique and have complete story lines. Even for those who only saw the second movie, there is no gap due to the main flashbacks presented in the beginning of it. The acting is excellent and has no need for quick chopped up editing like now-a-days movies do. The grief and emotions connect with the viewer. I saw both movies about 20 times and could see them 20 times again.


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