The Karate Kid Part II

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The Karate Kid Part II
Directed byJohn G. Avildsen
Written byRobert Mark Kamen
Based onCharacters created by Robert Mark Kamen
Produced byJerry Weintraub
CinematographyJames Crabe
Edited byJohn G. Avildsen
David Garfield
Jane Kurson
Music byBill Conti
Delphi V Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 20, 1986 (1986-06-20)
Running time
113 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$13 million
Box office$115,1 million

The Karate Kid Part II is a 1986 American martial arts drama movie 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 Mr. Miyagi. Like the original movie, the sequel was a success, earning even more at the box office than its predecessor, although it received mixed reviews from critics.

Cast[change | change source]

Story[change | change source]

Mister Miyagi and Daniel LaRusso go to Okinawa after finding out that Mr. Miyagi’s father is dying. Daniel finds out that the reason that Mr. Miyagi left Japan was because his old friend Sato wanted to kill Mr. Miyagi for falling in love with a girl named Yukie who had an arranged marriage to Sato. Daniel falls in love with a Japanese girl named Komiko but is harassed by Sato’s nephew Chozen. When a hurricane comes Daniel rescues a little girl and Mr. Miyagi rescues Sato. Sato then helps them save everyone else there. Chozen is angry with Sato for having helped their enemies so he kidnaps Komiko and says he won’t let her go unless Daniel fights him to the death. Daniel fights Chozen and wins but doesn’t kill him because he remembers that when Mr. Miyagi won his fight against John Kreese Miyagi didn’t kill him and told Daniel that “when a man has no forgiveness in his heart, life is greater punishment than death.

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United States 20 June 1986
 Argentina 3 July 1986
 Uruguay 3 July 1986
 Denmark 18 July 1986
 Netherlands 24 July 1986
 Taiwan 26 July 1986
 Australia 31 July 1986
 Hong Kong 31 July 1986
 United Kingdom 1 August 1986
 France 6 August 1986
 Sweden 8 August 1986
 Spain 14 August 1986
 Portugal 14 August 1986
 West Germany 14 August 1986
 Austria 15 August 1986
 Finland 15 August 1986
 Ireland 29 August 1986
 Italy 4 September 1986
 Brazil 3 October 1986
 Japan 25 October 1986
 Colombia 20 December 1986