The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

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This sequel to the 1984 surprise hit The Karate Kid reunites Ralph Macchio as high-schooler Danny and Noriyuki "Pat" Morita as Danny's martial-arts mentor, Miyagi. Picking up where the first film left off, The Karate Kid Part II finds Danny and Miyagi making an emergency trip to Okinawa, where Miyagi's father is dying. Here they revisit Miyagi's childhood sweetheart (Nobu McCarthy), who, Miyagi believes, had been wheedled into an arranged marriage with loose-cannon karate expert Sato (Danny Kamekona). Little does Miyagi realize that the woman is still single; Sato is still around as well, however, and intent on resuming the fight with his old nemesis. Morita agrees; meanwhile, Danny is challenged by Kamekona's pugnacious nephew (Yuji Okumoto). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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PG
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Columbia Pictures

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Cast

Ralph Macchio
as Danial LaRusso
B.D. Wong
as Boy on Street
Tamlyn Tomita
as Kumiko
Bruce Malmuth
as Announcer
Martin Kove
as Kreese
Sarah Kendall (II)
as Stewardess #2
William Zabka
as Johnny
Yuji Okumoto
as Chozen
Brett Johnson
as Autograph Fan
Tony O'Dell
as Jimmy
Raymond Ma
as Cab Driver in Okinawa
Ron Thomas
as Bobby
Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita
as Mr. Kesuke Miyagi
Lee Arnone
as Stewardess #1
Pat E. Johnson
as Referee
Eddie Smith
as Bystander
Will Hunt
as Postman
Garth Johnson
as Autograph Fan
Wes Chong
as Sato's Houseman
Natile N. Hashimoto
as Kumiko's Friend
Evan Malmuth
as Cab Driver
Diana Mar
as Girl in Video Store
Tsuruko Ohye
as Village Woman
Sara Raymond
as Ma Cab Driver
Charlie Tanimoto
as Miyagi's father
Traci Toguchi
as Bell Ringer
Yuki Okumuto
as Chozen
Natalie N. Hashimoto
as Kumiko's Street Friend
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All Critics (23)

It's a worthy companion to the original underdog drama and the logical end to Daniel and Miyagi's story arc.

Full Review… | August 5, 2014
Cinema Crazed

Too calculated and manipulative, this is a disappointing sequel to the 1984 picture.

Full Review… | April 5, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

Excessive violence mars so-so sequel.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Common Sense Media

About on the same level as its watchable yet uneven predecessor...

Full Review… | June 24, 2010
Reel Film Reviews

There's a TV-movie quality to The Karate Kid Part II, which too often plays like "a very special episode"...[Blu-ray]

Full Review… | May 27, 2010
Groucho Reviews

It's a touch on the artificial side, but the sentiment still warms wonderfully, making Part II a lovely continuation, skillfully burning off the happy fumes left behind in 1984.

Full Review… | May 5, 2010
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Audience Reviews for The Karate Kid Part II

Sequel to The Karate Kid is a mediocre follow-up and quite frankly unnecessary sequel to a great film. This entry is boring and it is more tedious, lazy in its concept, plot and direction, as if the filmmakers didn't care how this one turned out. As far as they were concerned, they already made a great film, so why even try? They tried to differ with a new idea, but it just didn't work. Not even director John G. Avildsen was able to direct a good follow-up to his first Karate Kid movie. This is a pointless entry and it shows. There just isn't any compelling material at work on-screen to really make it stand out as an inspiring film. I was really disappointed in this film, and I did expect a lot more out of it a swell. If only they would have rewritten the script a few more times, maybe the film would have a better chance of being actually a good, entertaining family film. Stick with the first film, as this one misses the mark, and it could have been much better than what it turned out to be. I think it's a shame because the first film was so good, fun, memorable, inspiring and this one just ends up being a tiresome affair that doesn't offer anything really interesting for the viewer. I think it had so much potential, but ultimately, it failed at being the film it should have been. The Karate Kid Part 2 is a prime example of a sequel that fails to deliver what the first one did so well. Simply put a poorly constructed work that really leaves a lot to be desired.

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Alex roy

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There is more going on in this movie than the last one, actually I didn't write everything in that summary, but it's easy enough to follow when you watch it. The stakes in this film are higher than the last, making it exciting as well as more complicated. The characters don't change, thankfully, so it's a good, natural continuation to the story. The only part I didn't like was the ending. Although the film is long enough, it leaves you feeling that there could be more that happens next. I hope by seeing the third I will see what happens next, though. It's a very beautiful movie too, set in Japan, with good cinematography. Overall, I really liked it.

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