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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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The kid is back! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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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
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Elisabeth Shue resumed her studies at Harvard shortly after filming the first movie, ending her involvement with the series. She was to have a minor role where she and Daniel break up before she travels to Europe for the summer, but the writers scrapped it. Daniel mentions her briefly in a scene with Miyagi, but other than that, she isn't seen or heard in the film. See more »

Goofs

After Daniel races Kumiko to the castle ruins, he points at her with his right hand to tell her that she cheated. In the very next shot, he is pointing at her with his left hand. 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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Featured in Cobra Kai: Mercy Part II (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Earth Angel
Written by Curtis Williams, Jesse Belvin and Gaynel Hodge
Produced by Freddie Perren
Executive Producer: AMI Productions
Performed by New Edition
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Surprisingly well-made sequel
2 January 2003 | by MikeK-7See all my reviews

Daniel Larusso is back this time in Okinawa, Japan to visit Mr. Miyagi's home village, but upon arrival they discover it's being overrun by his old nemesis and his construction company. The climatic fight scene in the vintage karate ring was about as good as a sequel can get and wasn't relying on the first film for material. If you liked the first "KARATE KID", this one is almost as good, but please; do not see the 3rd sequel, it is Macchio's worst film ever.


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