• The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

The Karate Kid Part II

Release Date: 1986

DVD Release Date: July 10th, 2001

PG |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

After learning that his father is dying, karate master Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita) returns home to Okinawa, bringing his protege, Daniel (Ralph Macchio), with him. In Japan, Miyagi is surprised to discover that his old sweetheart, Yukie (Nobu McCarthy), has remained single. Meanwhile, Daniel is attracted to Yukie's niece, Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita). But romance must be put on hold while Daniel and Miyagi deal with local bullies and long-harbored grudges.

Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Martin Kove, Nobu McCarthy, Danny Kamekona, Yuji Okumoto, Tamlyn Tomita, Pat E. Johnson

Director: John G. Avildsen

Genres: Drama , Martial arts

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: 1980s, Rousing, Love triangle, Love, Endearing, Transformation, Amusing, Los Angeles, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Although 18 minutes shorter than the 126-minute original, this picture drags unashamedly, and its conflicts are repeated so predictably that the action becomes a kind of water torture. [24 June 1986]

  • 63
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    There are scattered pleasures throughout the film due to its two lead performances, which are the equal of the work done in the original. It's just that with a few exceptions, the characters Miyagi and Daniel are forced into conflict with aren't worthy of their time. show more

  • 38
    Miami Herald

    Kid II is not comparable to its predecessor. It is stale and boring. [20 June 1986, p.D1]

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Awards

Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture