The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

Furious over the loss at the All-Valley Karate Tournament, John Kreese attacks Johnny in the parking lot. Miyagi confronts Kreese and passively immobilizes him. Miyagi threatens to strike a deadly blow but instead comically tweaks Kreese’s nose and walks away.

Six months later, Daniel is upset that his girlfriend, Ali, has ruined his car and left him for a football player from UCLA after the senior prom. To make matters worse, he learns that he and his mother are soon moving to Fresno for the summer. Miyagi surprises Daniel by telling him that he has made arrangements with Mrs. LaRusso to have Daniel live with him for summer.

Unfortunately, Miyagi then receives a letter notifying him that his father is dying. He plans to return to his home village in Okinawa, and Daniel accompanies him. Miyagi tells Daniel about why he left Okinawa many years ago. He fell in love with a woman named Yukie, who was arranged to marry his best friend Sato, son of the richest man in the village and fellow karate student of his father. Upon announcing his intentions to marry Yukie, Sato challenged him to a fight to the death. Rather than fight, however, Miyagi left the country.

The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

In Okinawa, Miyagi and Daniel are greeted by Chozen Toguchi, who drives Miyagi and Daniel to one of Sato’s warehouses, where he reveals he’s Sato’s nephew. Sato appears and demands to fight Miyagi, who adamantly refuses. Arriving at the village, Miyagi and Daniel are welcomed by Yukie and her niece Kumiko. They discover that Sato has become a rich industrialist whose supertrawlers have destroyed the local fish population impoverishing the other villagers.

They are forced to rent property from Sato, who owns the village’s land title. Yukie reveals that she never married Sato, because of her love for Miyagi. After Miyagi’s father dies, Sato gives him three days to mourn out of respect before their fight. Miyagi shows Daniel the secret to his family’s karate – a handheld drum that twists back and forth illustrating the “drum technique”, a block-and-defense karate move that Daniel begins to practice.

Daniel accidentally exposes corruption in Chozen’s grocery business during an encounter in the village. Chozen later accuses Daniel of insulting his honor, and they have a series of confrontations. Their feud comes to a head when Chozen and his friends attack Daniel and vandalize Miyagi’s family property. The group is quickly defeated and runs off after Miyagi arrives.

Miyagi and Daniel plan to return home before the situation gets worse, however Sato shows up with bulldozers and threatens to destroy the village if Miyagi refuses to fight. Forced to comply, Miyagi gives in on the condition that Sato signs the village’s land title over to the villagers regardless of the fight’s outcome. Sato initially balks, but agrees after Miyagi describes the condition as a “small price” to pay for honor.

The Karate Kid Part II is a 1986 American martial arts drama film and the first sequel to The Karate Kid (1984). Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita reprise their respective roles as young karate student Daniel LaRusso and his mentor Kesuke Miyagi. Like the original film, the sequel was a success, earning even more at the box office than its predecessor, although it received mixed reviews from critics.

The Karate Kid Part II Movie Poster (1986)

The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Starring: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson, Bruce Malmuth, Eddie Smith, Martin Kove, Garth Johnson, Sarah Kendall, Yuji Okumoto
Screenplay by: Robert Mark Kamen, Robert Mark Kamen
Production Design by: William J. Cassidy
Cinematography by: James Crabe
Film Editing by: John G. Avildsen, David Garfield, Jane Kurson
Costume Design by: Mary Malin
Set Decoration by: Lee Poll
Art Direction by: William F. Matthews
Music by: Bill Conti
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: June 20, 1986