The Karate Kid, Part II

June 20th, 1986


The Karate Kid, Part II

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Director John G. Avildsen and Ralph Macchio on the set of

Daniel accompanies his mentor to Okinawa who is off to see his dying father and confront his old rival, while Daniel inadvertently makes an enemy of his own.

Release Year: 1986

Rating: 5.5/10 (24,384 voted)

Director: John G. Avildsen

Stars: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson

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.

Writers: Robert Mark Kamen, Robert Mark Kamen

Pat Morita - Mr. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
Ralph Macchio - Daniel LaRusso
Pat E. Johnson - Referee
Bruce Malmuth - Announcer
Eddie Smith - Bystander
Martin Kove - John Kreese
Garth Johnson - Autograph Fan #1
Brett Johnson - Autograph Fan #2
Will Hunt - Postman
Evan Malmuth - Cab Driver
Lee Arnone - Stewardess #1
Sarah Kendall - Stewardess #2
Yuji Okumoto - Chozen
Joey Miyashima - Toshio
Danny Kamekona - Sato

Taglines: This time, the combat is real.

Release Date: 20 June 1986

Filming Locations: O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

Opening Weekend: $12,652,336 (USA) (22 June 1986)

Gross: $115,103,979 (USA)

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Did You Know?

The opening scenes (Daniel in the shower, and the confrontation in the parking lot with Kreese) were in the script for The Karate Kid but contrary to urban legend never filmed. They were shot specifically for The Karate Kid, Part II.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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."

[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.

User Review

Wonderful childhood memories


I can't tell you how good it made me feel to recapture the joy I first experienced in the theater. I was 12 years old when this came out. The story and plot are simple, and the lessons are very clear. They definitely don't make films like this nowadays. Memories of me sitting in the theater alongside my grandmother, eating loads of buttery popcorn, and telling her about all the good scenes (she couldn't see well)

I have seen this movie over 200 times, and never get tired of it. I recommend viewing both The Karate Kid, and the sequel to at least get the full effect.

Awesome 80's flick, and one I'm proud to own. Five stars.


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