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 ... John 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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Action | Family | Sport

Certificate:

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Trivia

The scene when Daniel and Kumiko are in 1950's dance club the first song playing in that scene is "Rock Around the Clock". The Bill Haley & The Comets version was the opening music to the first two seasons of "Happy Days"(1974) which Pat Morita played "Arnold" in the third season. See more »

Goofs

Mr. Miyagi tells Daniel that "over 150,000" Japanese and Okinawa were killed in the Battle of Okinawa, however the correct number is "under 110,000." 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 Teachers: Drunk Kiss (2016) See more »

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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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Fairly okay sequel
11 July 2020 | by CalicodreaminSee all my reviews

The sequel is okay, bringing new characters and settings, but falling short on storyline. I was pretty into the first 3/4 of the movie, but the ending is almost laughable. Less action than the first movie, but a pretty good final battle scene (however illogical).


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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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