The Karate Kid: Part II

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

This sequel retains the strengths of its predecessor, the gawky charm of Ralph Macchio (is he really 24?) as the cute boy-next-door turned hero, and Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita as his ever-smart, ever-wisecracking oriental mentor Miyagi. This time the action switches to Okinawa as Miyagi (with boy-next-door tagging along) returns to straighten out his dying father's estate, but also has to face up to a matter of honour that he had left unfinished. The plotline is classic Western morality-play stuff, with the goodies and baddies clearly delineated, but the set pieces are well constructed, and the whole thing is beautifully staged and shot.

By: DPe


Release details

113 mins

Cast and crew

John G Avildsen
Robert Mark Kamen
Ralph Macchio
Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita
Nobu McCarthy
Danny Kamekona
Yuji Okumoto
Tamlyn Tomita
Charlie Tanimoto
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