Karate Kid, Part II

Karate Kid, Part II

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Director: John G. Avildsen

Cast: John G. Avildsen, Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Nobu McCarthy

     
 

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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'sSee more details below

Overview

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).

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The Karate Kid Part II is basically more of the same from director John G. Avildsen, a sequel that studies the high points of the original so closely that it could be considered a remake set in a different location. Instead of being cheered and applauded by an American tournament crowd won over by his underdog status, this time Daniel is urged onward by the swell of handheld percussive instruments scattered through a Japanese crowd won over by his underdog status. However hastily it was rushed into production, The Karate Kid Part II does manage to duplicate the original's winning vibe, including prompting pleased moviegoers to karate chop the air on their way out of the theater, in turn expelling their adrenaline. The fact that it cleared over $115 million domestically, compared to the $90 million taken in by the original, indicates the appetite for escapism that prompted two more similar sequels. This also probably corresponded with a hike in enrollment at karate studios around the country. Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita exude considerable comfort with the traits expected of them, with Macchio hauling back out his blue-collar New Jersey pride and Morita getting more laughs from wise eccentricity. The series began a serious slide after this installment, though it did feature future Oscar winner Hilary Swank in part four (The Next Karate Kid).

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2010
UPC:
0043396328242
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
ABC
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:53:00
Sales rank:
26,452

Special Features

Feature: "Blu-Pop"; "The Sequel" featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ralph Macchio Daniel
Noriyuki "Pat" Morita Miyagi
Nobu McCarthy Yukie
Danny Kamekona Sato
Yuji Okumoto Chozen
Tamlyn Tomita Kumiko
Cobras Actor
Sara Raymond Ma Cab Driver
Natile N. Hashimoto Kumiko's Friend
Bruce Malmuth Announcer
Eddie Smith Bystander
Martin Kove Kreese
Garth Johnson Autograph Fan
Will Hunt Postman
Evan Malmuth Cab Driver
Lee Arnone Stewardess
Sarah Kendall Stewardess
Joey Miyashima Toshio
Raymond Ma Cab Driver in Okinawa
George O'Hanlon Soldier
Charlie Tanimoto Miyagi's father
Tsuruko Ohye Village Woman
Arsenio "Sonny" Trinidad Ichiro
Marc Hayashi Taro
Robert Fernandez Watchman
Diana Mar Video Store Girl
Clarence Gilyard G.I. #1
Michael P. Morgan G.I.
Jack Eiseman G.I. #3
Jeffrey Rogers G.I. #4
Aaron Seville G.I. #5
Wes Chong Sato's Houseman
Traci Toguchi Girl Bell Ringer
William Zabka Johnny
Chad McQueen Dutch
Tony O'Dell Jimmy
DJ Ron Thomas Bobby
Rob Garrison Tommy
Robyn Lively Actor
Pat E. Johnson Referee
B.D. Wong Boy on Street

Technical Credits
John G. Avildsen Director,Editor
Brooks Arthur Musical Direction/Supervision
Jacob Brackman Songwriter
John Carter Editor
William J. Cassidy Associate Producer,Production Designer
Peter Cetera Songwriter
Bill Conti Score Composer,Songwriter
James A. Crabe Cinematographer
David Foster Songwriter
Jimmy DeKnight Songwriter
Paul de Rolf Choreography
Jose de Vega Choreography
Dennis DeYoung Songwriter
Dennis Dion Special Effects
Susan Ekins Associate Producer
John M. Elliott Makeup
Max Friedman Songwriter
David Garfield Editor
Zenko Heshiki Consultant/advisor
Caro Jones Casting
James Kail Makeup
Robert Mark Kamen Screenwriter
Jane Kurson Editor
R.J. Louis Executive Producer
Mary Malin Costumes/Costume Designer
William Matthews Art Director
Diane Nini Songwriter
Michael Omartian Songwriter
Roland Orzabal Songwriter
Wayne Perkins Songwriter
Lee Poll Set Decoration/Design
Karen Trudy Rosenfelt Associate Producer
Carly Simon Songwriter
Ian Stanley Songwriter
Jim Teegarden Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Weintraub Producer
Dootsie Williams Songwriter
Curtis Williams Songwriter
Richard Wolf Songwriter

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