The Karate Kid Part II

The Karate Kid Part II

John G Avildsen (1986)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This has been a perplexingly successful film series, especially given that all the usual clichés had been exhausted well before the end of the first film. The only interesting aspect of this by-the-numbers sequel is that the action is set largely in Japan. Apart from that, this is an uninspired retread of the original, with wise old Pat Morita teaching some new tricks to doting young protégé Ralph Macchio. Even at the age of 27, Macchio was still fresh-faced enough to return for the second sequel, but he was replaced in the third - The Next Karate Kid - by future two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank.


High-kicking teenager Daniel accompanies his venerable mentor Mr Miyagi when he returns to the Japanese province of Okinawa to visit his dying father. However, an old rival of Miyagi's is waiting for them, while Daniel is drawn into a vicious conflict with their enemy's own karate protege. Martial arts sequel, starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Yuji Okumoto.

Cast & Crew

Daniel La Russo Ralph Macchio
Mr Miyagi Pat Morita
Chozen Yuji Okumoto
Sato Danny Kamekona
Kumiko Tamlyn Tomita
Yukie Nobu McCarthy
Kreese Martin Kove
Johnny William Zabka
Director John G Avildsen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: Edited for violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray