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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
... Daniel
... Referee
... Announcer
... Bystander
... Kreese
Garth Johnson ... Autograph Fan
Brett Johnson ... Autograph Fan
Will Hunt ... Postman
Evan James ... Cab Driver (as Evan Malmuth)
Lee Arnone ... Stewardess
... Stewardess #2
... Chozen
Joey Miyashima ... Toshio
... Sato
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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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20 June 1986 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,652,336, 22 June 1986

Gross USA:

$115,103,979
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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 »

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At the cannery, Mr. Miyagi releases a hook from the tower and dodges it, and the sharp point slams into the wood behind him. Daniel asks him if he can try, and Mr. Miyagi climbs to the tower to reset the hook. However, when he is raising the hook, there is a large piece of wood covering the hook (as a safety). When the hook gets to the top, the hook is bare, and Mr. Miyagi places the same wood on the hook. See more »

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[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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Rock and Roll Over You
Written by John Lodge
Produced by Tony Visconti/Roar Enterprises Limited
Performed by The Moody Blues
Courtesy of Polygram Records
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A dark, sentimental, and captivating sequel to a great sports film

I loved the first Karate Kid. Despite it's predictable script, it told an original sports story with great characters, an excellent cast, some emotional moments, great music, and not to mention some great karate fighting scenes.

Now, when the director of Rocky made a sequel two years later, I became shocked and rented a DVD copy of the film (just like the first) and watched it to see if it can catch my very interest. Then, after watching the whole thing, I was saying to myself, "Wow. That was one heck of a great sequel!".

Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita did a great job once again as the karate student and the Sensei master and the chemistry between them are as fresh as the first film. The rest of the cast did a great job as well with Chozen, who was by far the greatest villain in the franchise because he threatens to kill Daniel by any means necessary. The story in this sequel is also great, but it's even darker and sentimental (there's a scene where we learn that Daniel explains about his father's death which makes us feel sorry for him, thus adding a decent emotional core to the script despite it's schmaltzy moments, but I'll get to that in a moment) than the first with great music and fantastic karate fighting scenes.

The pacing was great in the first film. In this sequel, however, it showed the ending from the first and started out well, but it gets a bit slower. Also, the script has some schmaltzy moments, but at least the romance between Daniel and Kumiko were enjoyable though.

Overall, this sequel is as good as the first despite it's own problems and I'm shocked at the rating it received on this website because it's even worth watching as the first film. Go watch it! It's that good!


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