deleted scenes and draft scripts
missing scenes
Updated: 9th Oct 2001
Thanks to true Hero and site reader Tom Funch, who gave up his time over the 2000 Xmas and New Year holiday season to type in the whole of his 1st Draft of the Karate Kid II script, we are exclusively able to bring you the details of sequel as it might have been ...

Karate Kid II 1st Draft Script New Ongoing Series!
This script version is very important because it is Robert Mark Kamen's first version of the script for the sequel and is very, very different to the final movie...

As soon as 1 month after the release of The Karate Kid, it had become clear to the filmmakers and the studio that they had a bonefide hit. The movie would go on to cross the magic $100 million mark and, as far as Hollywood was concerned, was the greatest kind of mega hit --One made on a shoestring that returned the same kind of ticket sales as one made for ten times the cost.

It was only natural, therefore that the producers and studio start work immediately on a sequel to their 'sleeper' hit about a teenage kid and his wise, Okinawan mentor.

Robert Mark Kamen, who penned the first movie's script was immediately hired to work on a sequel. When he delivered his 114 page 1st Draft, on November 20 1984, the producers would ask for many changes but essentially the story was set.

Now, with eternal thanks to Tom Funch, we are very proud to be able to bring you a serialisation of the script to the new movie, as first envisioned by it's original writer...


KK II 1st Draft Script -Part One: End Of The Tournament...

You may recall that it was originally planned that the confrontation between Kreese and Miyagi would take place at the end of the first film, (it was in the draft scripts) but then when they saw what a great movie they had, the producers changed their mind and left it for a sequel.

This 1st draft of the sequel only casts more doubt on this theory. Readers of the site like Chris Lozano have written in noticing discrepancies with the Cobras during this scene [click on pic, left]. It would be nice to know what was filmed originally, and what was added later -does anyone know?

We pick up the action as the group emerge from the Tournament building...

FADE TO EXT: ARENA
Miyagi waits on the outskirts of the crowd, by the locker room door as one contestant after another exits. A booing goes up from the crowd. A moment later, Kreese exits, scowling, bulling his way through the gathered people, followed by his team and a trail of boos and hisses. He steams past Miyagi, brushing against him on purpose, catching the old man off balance. Miyagi falls to the floor. Last in Kreese's line is Johnny, who stops, looks and offer Miyagi a helping hand up. At that moment, Kreese turns and sees the gesture. Johnny turns and sees Kreese waiting, his anger building. He looks at Miyagi and smiles, a hurting smile, and runs to catch up with his group. Miyagi watches the boys go, pitying them. LUCILLE and ALI exit.

LUCILLE
He come out yet?

MIYAGI
Not yet.

ALI
We're gonna go ahead and buy some things.

LUCILLE
Champagne and cheesecake. But give us a chance to get set up.

MIYAGI
Don’t worry. We'll take long way home.

The crowd at the door begins to cheer and whistle. Ali looks over in that direction.

ALI
We better go.

Lucille and Ali take off for the parking lot. Miyagi turns his attention to Daniel exiting, besieged for autographs. Daniel basks in his moment of glory, signing autographs, shaking hands, taking the congratulations and adulation of the crowd. After a moment, he works his way through to Miyagi.

DANIEL
Being a celebrity is hard work.

MIYAGI
Then good thing career ended.

DANIEL
Until next year.

Miyagi gives Daniel a stern look.

DANIEL
Just kidding. Where's Mom and Ali?

MIYAGI
Oh. Went on ahead. Come, let Miyagi help. Miyagi relieves Daniel of his trophy.

MIYAGI
How feel?

DANIEL Not so hot. How do I look?

Miyagi looks Daniel up and down, focusing on his bruised face.

MIYAGI
Not so hot.

VO
Excuse me!

Daniel and Miyagi turn to an ORIENTAL MAN of about 35, WEBSTER MIYAGI and his FIVE YEAR OLD SON, DEXTER, both distinctly American in dress and posture. There is an uncanny resemblance to Miyagi.

WEBSTER
You were really terrific.

DANIEL
Thanks.

WEBSTER
I know you must be in a hurry and all, but would you mind?

He extends a program and a pen.

WEBSTER
For my kid. He's kinda shy.

Daniel looks down at the boy, who pushes close to his father's leg and smiles.

DANIEL
What's your name?

DEXTER (shy)
Dexter.

DANIEL
Dexter what?

DEXTER
Miyagi.

Daniel looks up at Miyagi who for some reason grows uncomfortable.

DANIEL
Miyagi? That's my teacher's name. He's from Okinawa. Where are you from?

DEXTER
Sherman Oaks.

Webster's curiosity is aroused.

WEBSTER
I bet we're relatives.

MIYAGI (uncomfortable)
Don't think so.

WEBSTER
I bet we are. My mom and pop told me everyone with our last name from Okinawa is related.

Miyagi shakes his head. Daniel looks at all three Okinawans.

DANIEL
You know, you do look alike.

MIYAGI
To you we all look alike. Come. Mother waiting.

Webster unexpectedly pulls out a camera and snaps two pictures of Miyagi.

WEBSTER
There we go. I'm gonna ask my folks to check into it. They're always in touch with my Aunt who still lives on the other side.

MIYAGI
Good luck.

Miyagi and Daniel walk off.

WEBSTER
Where can I find you?

MIYAGI (over his shoulder)

In book.

Webster, a little perplexed, but unperturbed, watches Daniel and Miyagi wend their way through the cars in the parking lot.

CUT TO: INT. PARKING LOT
Daniel and Miyagi walk through rows of cars.

DANIEL
How come you don't want to hear from that guy?

MIYAGI
Why say that?

DANIEL
You told him you were in the book.

MIYAGI
So?

DANIEL
You don't even have a phone.

VOICES coming from the other side of a black van interrupt their conversation. Daniel and Miyagi stop to listen.

ANGLE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF KREESE'S BLACK CUSTOMIZED COBRA VAN.
All the other Cobras are loaded in the van. Kreese blocks Johnny's way as he attempts to enter.

KREESE
Beat it.

JOHNNY
I tried, sensei.

KREESE
I had him crippled and you still couldn't beat him.

JOHNNY
It wasn't my fault.

Kreese, angered by the statement, grabs Johnny by the shirt front and pulls him within inches of his face. Johnny trembles in fear.

KREESE
You inferring it was mine?

A VOICE from the side turns Kreese.

MIYAGI
Why you no pick on someone your own size?

KREESE
Mind your own business, old man. I've had enough of you.

MIYAGI
Who you calling old man, monkey face?

Kreese throws Johnny aside like a rag doll and rushes Miyagi, lunge punching for his face. At the last moment, Miyagi side steps. Kreese's punch goes up to his elbow through a car windshield Miyagi was standing in front of ripping the fist to shreds. Kreese pulls his mangled hand out and looks at it, his fury growing. Miyagi stands in front of a 14-foot U-Haul truck. Kreese charges again with his good hand. At the last moment, Miyagi sidesteps. Kreese's fist crumbles against the truck side. He screams in agony and anger. He turns to face Miyagi cradling both his hands. Miyagi is right there and delivers a short undercut to Kreese's stomach. Kreese doubles over. Miyagi hits him on the back of the neck with an elbow. Kreese falls to his knees. Miyagi pulls his head up by the hair exposing his throat. On his knees for the first time in his life, Kreese's eyes flicker with fear. As Miyagi's smile dies, his eyes turn to stone. He cocks his fist back slowly, still holding Kreese's throat, exposed.

MIYAGI
Mercy is for the weak! We do not train to be merciful. A man faces you he is the enemy. An enemy deserves no mercy. Miyagi's fist is cocked as far as it can go behind his head, his face a mask of vengeance.

ANGLE ON
The Cobra Kai students, their mouth fairly trembling with fear.

ANGLE ON
Daniel, astounded by what is happening. He cannot believe his teacher would abandon what he has taught him.

DANIEL (whispered)
No!

ANGLE ON
Kreese. He looks up at Miyagi, his face rattled with fear, his eyes closed. Miyagi's eyes flash. His fist cuts through the air, whistling towards Kreese's unprotected head.

CLOSEUP
Kreese's face, his eyes shut tightly expecting the death blow. When it does not come, he opens his eyes slowly. Miyagi's fist is less than an inch from his nose, trembling with power. Miyagi's forefinger flicks out, nubbing the end of Kreese's nose in the lowest form of insult. He drops Kreese's head. His body slumps forward. Miyagi turns to Daniel and winks. With a wave of relief, Daniel rushes into his teacher's arms. The two of them embrace. One by one, the Cobra Kai students exit from the van, dropping their belts in front of the still kneeling Kreese, and walking off, leaving him alone.

CUT TO:

EXT. PARKING LOT
Daniel and Miyagi are climbing into Miyagi's truck.

DANIEL
You could have killed him, couldn't you?

MIYAGI
Sometimes living is more punishment.

Miyagi starts the engine and drives out of the parking lot.


So, this scene seems fairly similar to the finished movie.. EXCEPT... who is this WEBSTER MIYAGI????? and what part does he have to play in the story???

KK II 1st Draft Script -Part Two: Graduation Day...

In the final film, Daniel mentions that Ali left him for a football star... In this version we see that things were planned differently...

FADE TO SIX MONTHS LATER

EXT. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DAY

All the pomp and circumstance of an outdoor graduation. The graduating class sits in cap and gown listening to the graduating address. ANGLE ON Daniel, Ali, and SUSAN, all sitting next to each other. Susan leans over to Ali and whispers.

SUSAN
Have you told him yet?

ALI
Shhhh!

The words produce a pained look in her eyes. At that moment, Daniel looks up and smiles lovingly. She smiles back and he slips his hand into her's. They both listen to the speaker.

SPEAKER
…and as you leave here today, I exhort you to open yourselves to new experiences so that you can grow as individuals into strong self sufficient adults. God Bless you all… (pause) graduates!

On the word, a WHOOP and hundred of mortar boards go sailing into the air.

EXT. SCHOOL GROUNDS
Parents and children mingling after the graduation ceremony. Lucille and Miyagi come upon Ali and Daniel. Lucille is bursting with pride and sentimental reminiscence.

LUCILLE
You graduated high school. I can't believe it.

MIYAGI
Me, either.

DANIEL
You didn’t think I'd graduate?

MIYAGI
Didn’t think you'd live to graduate.

Daniel looks at him sideways.

LUCILLE
Here! Congratulations.

She hands Daniel a small present.

DANIEL
Thanks, Mom.

Daniel opens it.

LUCILLE
And one for you, too, Ali. Congratulations.

Ali is touched. She kisses Lucille on the cheek.

ALI
Thank you.

She begins to open her's as well. Daniel displays his: an imitation alligator skin wallet with a fifty dollar bill neatly stuck in the bill fold.

LUCILLE
I wish it could be more.

DANIEL
No. Thanks, Mom. This is great.

Ali's parents, MR. and MRS. MILLS, appear. Their smiles taper as they notice the company present.

MR. MILLS
Here she is.

LUCILLE (effusive)
Oh, hi.

MRS. MILLS (reserved)
Hello. Congratulations, darling.

Ali and her mother kiss, politely.

DANIEL
Hi, Mr. Mills.

MR. MILLS
Hello, Daniel (beat) Congratulations.

The feeling behind the words is halfhearted.

DANIEL
Thanks.

MR. MILLS
Congratulations, darling.

He kisses Ali and hands her an airplane ticket envelope. She looks up at it. Her face lights up. A wish come true.

ALI
Paris?

Her parents smile affirmatively. She hugs both of them.

ALI
Oh, I can't believe it. Thank you. Thank you. I never thought.

Susan comes running up with the exact same envelope.

SUSAN
Ali! Ali!

The girls are all over each other, squealing with delight.

GIRLS
You won't believe it. A whole summer. We have a whole summer in Paris.

ANGLE ON
Daniel: he looks down at his wallet and the fifty dollar bill, suddenly not so excited.

MR. MILLS
Well, let's go girls. Club Luncheon starts at one, and you know how prompt they are.

MRS. MILLS
Nice seeing you again.

LUCILLE
I'm sure.

She smiles, a smidgen of sarcasm in the corner of her mouth.

ALI
I'll see you at eight?

DANIEL
Okay.

Ali and Susan, their enthusiasm trailing after them, walk off with their parents. Lucille and Miyagi see a cloud creeping over Daniel.

LUCILLE
So! Where are we celebrating this momentous event today?

DANIEL (despondent)
How about Paris?

Lucille feels for her son.

MIYAGI
So sorry. Don’t want to go to Paris.

DANIEL
What's wrong with Paris?

MIYAGI
Everybody goes there.

Miyagi's joke puts everything back into perspective for Daniel. He shakes off his malaise.

DANIEL
Thanks.

Miyagi bows his head.

LUCILLE
Well, that takes care of Paris. How about the Thousand Oaks Shopping Mall?

DANIEL
Sounds good to me.

ZOOM OUT
as all three walk through the crowd.


KK II 1st Draft Script -Part Three: Daniel and Ali Part Company...

After the training sequence that is much the same as the movie, we see that Ali and Daniel, like so many college age lovers, were victims of circumstance at the end...

EXT. MIYAGI'S HOUSE -- DAY CLOSEUP:

A large frosty glass of iced tea with a mint sprig on a tray moves outdoors. The sound of deliberate one-stroke hammering fills the air.

PULL BACK TO MIYAGI
returning to the shade of a beach umbrella with his tea and Daniel, pounding nails, one at a time, into the under-construction addition to Miyagi's house. Daniel is sweating bullets, his method peculiar. He sets up a nail and tries to drive it in with one blow of the hammer. He is not concentrating and consequently, not succeeding. Miyagi sees this and approaches.

MIYAGI
Daniel-san. Purpose exercise build focus.

DANIEL
I thought it was to build a new room.

MIYAGI
That too. Now watch.

Miyagi sets up a nail, draws the hammer back no more than twelve inches and hammers the nail through the wood with one deft shot.

MIYAGI
Now you.

Daniel sets up a nail.

MIYAGI
Focus. Concentrate power.

Daniel swings. The blow is misdirected, off. The nail bends. Daniel's spirit seems to collapse. Miyagi removes the hammer from his hand.

DANIEL
Sorry, Mr. Miyagi. I can't concentrate.

MIYAGI
What problem?

DANIEL
I don't know. I feel like I'm losing my balance, like every- thing's just floating away.

MIYAGI
Only thing matter, Daniel not float away.

DANIEL
I don't know how to stop it.

Miyagi presses Daniel's hands together in a prayer position at chest level.

MIYAGI
When fear losing focus always return to basic of life.

DANIEL
Praying?

MIYAGI
Breathing. No breath -- no life. Now, breathe. In and out.

On the exhale, he raises Daniel's hands still clasped above his head until the arms are fully extended.

MIYAGI
In.

On the intake, he returns Daniel's hands to the prayer position.

MIYAGI
Out.

On the exhale, he leads Daniel's hands straight out in front of him, still clasped.

MIYAGI
In.

He returns Daniel's hands to the prayer position, removing his own.

MIYAGI
Out.

Daniel does the movement solo.

MIYAGI
In.

His breathing is deep, measured.

MIYAGI
Out.

His face calm, his eyes focus.

MIYAGI
In.

The exercise has come full circle.

MIYAGI
How feel?

DANIEL (pleased) Better.

Miyagi slaps the hammer back in his hand.

MIYAGI
Good. Back to work.

Miyagi returns to his shade and his tea. Daniel, with renewed vigor, sets up the first nail, and without hesitation drives it straight home.

CUT TO: EXT. ALI'S HOUSE -- NIGHT
Daniel and Ali pull up in front of her house, home from what looks like a disastrous date. She sits against one door and he sits against the other, both waiting for the inevitable.

ALI
Daniel? There's something we have to talk about.

Daniel lets out a sigh.

DANIEL
Does it have to do with us growing as individuals?

ALI
Yes.

DANIEL
I already heard this speech today.

Daniel turns the engine back on.

ALI
Don't be like this.

DANIEL
You're breaking up with me. How should I be?

ALI
A little understanding.

DANIEL
Right.

ALI
We're not gonna be together all summer and then I'm going away to school. It's not fair to either one of us.

Her words fall on deaf ears. He turns and looks through the windshield, his face a mask of indifference.

DANIEL
Goodnight.

ALI (sorrowful)
Daniel -- !

She goes to stroke his cheek. He moves his face away.

DANIEL
Please don’t.

The hurt in his voice stops her cold. After a moment's hesitation, she exits from the car. Daniel slams the accelerator to the floor, leaving rubber all the way dwon the block, as Ali stands at the curb watching him go, her pain as genuine as his.

CUT TO: EXT. MULHOLLAND DRIVE -- NIGHT
Daniel stands in front of his car looking out over the valley, his emotions raging. He joins his hands in the prayer position and starting breathing in and out, trying to foucs, trying to retain control. Despite the effort, tears come, and keep coming as he breathes in and out, striving to keep everything from floating away.


KK II 1st Draft Script -Part Four: A Previously Unseen Training Exercise...

In this sequence we see a type of training that was planned but never made it into the movie. We also see that Danniel's mom, absent from the second film was very much a part of this script and her career trials continued...

INT. APARTMENT -- DAY
Daniel is sitting on an armchair, listlessly watching one rock video after another, moping. There is a knock at the door.

DANIEL (listless)
Come in.

Miyagi enters.

MIYAGI
Daniel-san. Miss training appoint- ment three days now.

DANIEL
Oh, yeah. I guess I forgot.

MIYAGI
What matter?

DANIEL Nothing.

Miyagi looks at his young friend and turns the TV off. He goes over to Daniel and lifts him out of the chair.

MIYAGI (commanding)
Come! Up!

DANIEL
I really don't feel like it.

MIYAGI
Come! Clear brain.

Miyagi grabs two batting practice helmets from a shelf, puts one on Daniel and the other on himself. He pushes Daniel towards the door.

DANIEL
I really don't feel like batting practice, either.

MIYAGI
Who said anything about batting practice?

CUT TO:

EXT. BATTING CAGE
An automatic pitch-and-swing range with dozens of high netted batting cages lined up. Daniel and Miyagi stand in one, batting helmets in place. Miyagi places Daniel directly in the strike zone.

MIYAGI
Like riddles, Daniel-san?

Daniel looks around for a bat.

DANIEL
Sometimes. Don't I need a bat?

MIYAGI
Need pay attention. Now, what karate technique remind you of bird?

DANIEL
I don't know. What?

Miyagi pushes a button on the control box by his hand. A ball comes hurtling forward from the pitching machine. Daniel sees the ball in the knick of time. He ducks. The ball whizzes past where his head was and flacks into the canvas backstop. That gets his attention.

MIYAGI
Duck. (pause) Good block. Good defense. Good duck, even better. Try again.

Not really sure about this, Daniel nonetheless sets himself in the strike zone, staring out at the auto pitch.

MIYAGI
When Miyagi say move, move. Not before. Now focus, concentrate.

Daniel's mind locks into the auto pitch.

MIYAGI
Focus.

CLOSEUP:
Miyagi's finger hits the button.

CLOSEUP:
The pitching arm. The ball fires.

CLOSEUP:
Daniel's face, tense as the ball hurls toward him.

ANGLE ON
Miyagi.

MIYAGI
Move.

The sickening thud of a baseball against flesh makes Miyagi grimace.

DANIEL
Oww!

Miyagi walks over to a doubled up Daniel, his hands across his stomach.

MIYAGI
Okay, Daniel-san?

DANIEL
Really clears the mind.

He straightens up slowly. Miyagi, proud of him. He stands in the strike zone again.

DANIEL (determined)
Do it!

ANGLE ON
Miyagi, pressing the button.

MIYAGI
Move!

But again there is a sickening thud. Miyagi helps Daniel up a second time.

MIYAGI
Maybe take little rest.

But Daniel is determined.

DANIEL
No. I'm okay.

He stands facing the autopitch bravely.

DANIEL
Go.

Miyagi presses the button. Daniel gets hit again.

DANIEL (rising)
Again.

And again the same thing happens. Miyagi now grows concerned. Miyagi comes to the batting cage, straightening Daniel up after his last debacle. Daniel rubs the center of his chest this time.

MIYAGI
Try again tomorrow, maybe.

But Daniel has his mind set on succeeding or dying trying.

DANIEL
No.

He sets himself up.

DANIEL
Okay.

Miyagi, with misgiving, presses the button.

ANGLE ON
Daniel waiting for the ball.

MIYAGI
Move!

Daniel waits a second longer. He ducks to the side at the last moment. The ball sails by, flacking harmlessly against the canvas.

MIYAGI (excited)
Hoi, Daniel-san!

DANIEL (cocky)
Give me another one.

Daniel sets himself up immediately. Miyagi is only too happy to comply.

ANGLE ON
Daniel waiting till the last moment, and then casually slipping away from the ball to the left. Daniel places himself in the batters box, immediately, focusing on the autopitch.

DANIEL
Another.

Miyagi complies again. This time Daniel moves to the other side, a fancy little head move. The ball hits the canvas behind him.

DANIEL (cocky)
Well, okay! He walks over to the speed-selector box and turns the dial from three to ten.

MIYAGI (cautioning)
Daniel-san.

DANIEL
Don't worry. I'm in focus.

Miyagi presses the button. The ball comes out like a comet.

DANIEL (O.S.)
Owww!

Miyagi grimaces at the sound. Daniel comes hobbling over a moment later, and returns the speed lever to three. He hobbles back to the batter's cage.


KK II 1st Draft Script -Part Five: Healing, Training and Mom's Career...

In the following scenes we see more of Mrs LaRusso (absent from the finished film) and a warm and touching scene that expands her relationship with Miyagi (that relationship was never covered in any of the films) ... and the usage of a smelly healing powder, cut from the movie that re-appeared in KK III...

INT. MAINTENANCE SHACK
Daniel sits on a bench with his shirt off, his body covered with bruises and welts. He talks to Miyagi, who is in the next room.

DANIEL
You know, after a while, watching the ball today, I felt better. (beat) When it was just me and the ball right there. You know? Locked in? I didn't have a care in the world.

Miyagi exits, holding a covered jar.

DANIEL
Know what I mean?

MIYAGI
Called focus.

He examines Daniel's bruises.

DANIEL
Why can't I transfer that to the rest of my world?

MIYAGI
Can. Called practice.

Miyagi opens the lid on the jar. Daniel screws up his nose at the horrible odor.

DANIEL
What's that called?

Miyagi slaps some on his most pronounced bruises.

MIYAGI
Don't want to know.

Lucille enters.

LUCILLE
Hello.

DANIEL
Hi, Mom.

She sees Daniel's bruises.

LUCILLE
I won't even ask. (beat) Will he survive?

MIYAGI
Training will survive. Treatment not so sure.

LUCILLE
50-50 odds. I can live with that.

She kisses Daniel.

LUCILLE
Are you ready for the news of the year? (pause) I was selected to attend the Company Training School for Regional Managers.

MIYAGI
Congratulations.

LUCILLE
Thank you.

Lucille picks up Daniel's silence.

LUCILLE
Don't show your enthusiasm all at once.

DANIEL
I'm waiting for the back end.

LUCILLE
What back end? Your Mom's being kicked upstairs.

DANIEL
And where am I getting kicked to?

This is the part Lucille has been dreading.

LUCILLE
Chicago. It's where the course is given.

DANIEL
Just where I wanted to spend my summer.

LUCILLE (weakly)
It's only a month.

Daniel turns his head.

LUCILLE
You can't stay here by yourself, honey…

DANIEL
No. I have to go all the way to Chicago for that.

He fixes his mother with a stare, rises, pulls on his shirt and heads for the door. Lucille looks at Miyagi for help in the long silence.

MIYAGI
You know, I just had extra room built on house.

Lucille catches the drift.

LUCILLE
I didn't know that.

MIYAGI (pointed)
Guest room.

Daniel stops before exiting. He turns, slowly, to a smiling Lucille and Miyagi.

LUCILLE
He never makes his bed, you know?

MIYAGI
Me, either.

DANIEL
Thanks, Ma. Thanks, Mr. Miyagi.

LUCILLE
Think you'll miss me?

DANIEL
No. I mean, yeah. I mean -- (beat) I mean thanks.

LUCILLE
You're welcome. C'mon. Help me unload the car.

Daniel, excited, runs out.

DANIEL
I'll see you later, Mr. Miyagi.

Lucille lingers. She looks Miyagi directly in the eye.

LUCILLE Thank you. He needed someone.

Miyagi returns her look.

MIYAGI
So did I.

The two of them share the moment in their hearts. Miyagi bows. Lucille bows back and exits.

CUT TO:

A MONTAGE
Miyagi shows Daniel how to best use avoidance maneuvers instead of blocks.

CUT TO: 2.
Daniel and Miyagi exiting from a laundromat together, carrying folded clothes.

CUT TO:
Daniel and Miyagi sitting before Miyagi's shrine and meditating.

CUT TO:
INT. MIYAGI'S HOUSE
Miyagi and Daniel are cleaning the house. Daniel removes a cigar box from the side table near Miyagi's bed.

POV Daniel:
Miyagi's war medals and decorations. Daniel examines these.

DANIEL
You should make a display for these. You know. To hang up.

MIYAGI
For what?

DANIEL
Well, it says something about you, winning the medal of honor.

MIYAGI
What does it say?

DANIEL
That you're brave.

MIYAGI
No, Daniel-san. Only this…

Miyagi taps his heart.

MIYAGI
says you're brave.

Daniel peruses the medals. Miyagi is about to exit. Daniel holds up the Medal of Honor.

DANIEL
Then what does this say you are?

MIYAGI
Lucky.

Miyagi exits. Daniel looks from the medals to his tournament trophy, wondering if the same applies to him

KK II 1st Draft Script -Part Six: Bad News From Okinawa...

The re-appearance of the mysterious "Webster Miyagi". My feeling is that the purpose of this character was to re-establish contact for Miyagi with Okinawa. If his family knew where to reach him, why had they never persuaded him to return? Why had Sato never come looking for him for revenge. If they didn't know where to find him, then the plot needed a character to re-establish contact between the family and Mr Miyagi...

EXT. MIYAGI'S FRONT YARD -- DAY

Daniel is sanding Miyagi's boat down, using on his fingertips for pressure on the sant paper, not a very comfortable procedure to say the least. Miyagi exits with a lunch tray.

MIYAGI
Lunch time.

Daniel, glad to stop, approaches, rubbing his aching fingertips.

DANIEL
I'm hurting.

MIYAGI
Only way to get attack trained finger- tips.

DANIEL
I don't know what I'm going to attack with them. They're the weakest part of my body.

MIYAGI
Always something weaker.

Daniel looks at his fingertips, touches them. They are very sensitive. He recoils, and then thinks. His face lights up with a minor revelation.

DANIEL
Mr. Miyagi.

Miyagi turns. From the table, Daniel mock-rakes his fingertips across his eyes.

DANIEL
Right? Something weaker? Miyagi smiles.

MIYAGI
Pretty soon won't need Miyagi for anything.

Daniel grabs a sandwich.

DANIEL
You still make the best tuna fish I ever ate.

Daniel is about to take the first bite, when a car pulls up in the driveway. Miyagi and Daniel look up to Webster, exiting. Webster approaches, formally, dour, unlike his former self.

WEBSTER
My mother, Machiko, your father's second cousin's oldest child, sends you her regards. Miyagi is stunned into silence for a moment, but then his good manners prevail.

MIYAGI
I send her mine.

WEBSTER
They all thought you died in the war. (beat) I'm sorry it took so long to find you.

He hands Miyagi a telegram from his shirt pocket.

WEBSTER
You weren't in the book.

Miyagi reads the telegram and rises, almost distracted.

MIYAGI
Thank you.

He turns to go inside, forgetting about Daniel and Webster.

DANIEL
What's the matter?

WEBSTER
His father is dying.

Webster departs. Daniel looks towards the house, feeling for his friend.

CUT TO: INT. HOUSE -- NIGHT

Miyagi sits, eyes open, but staring inward, in front of his shrine.

Daniel sits in a corner, hugging his knees to his chest, keeping the vigil.


CUT TO: INT. HOUSE -- MORNING

Daniel, asleep in the same position, wakens to find himself alone in the room. He gets up and exits to Miyagi's bedroom, where he finds Miyagi moving back and forth, packing a suitcase.

DANIEL
Mr. Miyagi?

Miyagi is more cheerful than one would expect.

MIYAGI
Come in Daniel-san.

DANIEL (tentative)
You okay?

MIYAGI
Fine. Fine.

DANIEL (down)
You're going to Okinawa, huh?

MIYAGI
Son's duty.

Miyagi continues packing. Daniel's mind clouds with visions of Chicago.

DANIEL (crestfallen)
I guess I'll go pack too.

MIYAGI Good idea. (pause) Don't want to wear the same clothes in Okinawa every day.

The answer is not what Daniel expected. He stops, stunned.

DANIEL
You're going to take me?

MIYAGI
Can't leave you.

DANIEL
We should call my Mom, maybe.

MIYAGI
Already did.

DANIEL
What did she say?

MIYAGI
Sayonara.

Daniel lets out an involuntary whoop, so excited at the prospect of traveling to the mythical land of Okinawa. But then he remembers the reason why. He tones down, somber.

DANIEL
I'm sorry, Mr. Miyagi. I -- I didn't mean that. I wish we were going for another reason.

MIYAGI
Thank you. So do I.

DANIEL
I'll go pack.

Daniel exits. Miyagi reaches under his bed and takes out a box untouched for a long time. He wipes the dust away from the cover and lifts it. Inside is an old photo album. His hand brushes across the cover. His mind brushes across time....

KK II 1st Draft Script -Part Seven: On To Okinawa...

In the following scenes we see that though broadly similar to the finished movie, the emphasis is different and Sato seems to be called "Seikichi"...

INT. AIRPLANE -- NIGHT

Daniel comes back from the toilet to find Miyagi looking through the photo album, at yellowed pictures. Daniel sits and looks.

DANIEL
Is that your village?

MIYAGI
Hai.

DANIEL
This you?

Miyagi nods.

CLOSEUP:
A picture of two young men, one slight, the other built like a bull.

DANIEL
You were pretty handsome.

MIYAGI
What mean were?

DANIEL
Who's the other guy?

MIYAGI
Seikichi.

DANIEL
You did karate together?

MIYAGI
Father's only other student.

DANIEL
You were friends?

MIYAGI Best friends. (beat) Once upon a time.

Before Daniel can ask what happened, a picture slips out of the album onto the floor catching his attention. He retrieves it.

CLOSEUP:
The picture of a BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN.

DANIEL
Who's this?

MIYAGI (soft)
Yukio.

When he says her name there is music in his voice harkening intimacies of long ago.

DANIEL
Special, huh?

MIYAGI
Very special.

He looks at the picture, remembering. The STEWARDESS interrupts his reverie with a blanket and a pillow. Daniel takes a seat also. Miyagi puts the picture away in his album and spreads out the blanket as the cabin lights go out.

MIYAGI
Goodnight, Daniel-san.

DANIEL
Goodnight.

Miyagi goes immediately to sleep. Daniel looking for a comfortable position, turning back and forth in his seat, notices that two pictures have fallen out of Miyagi's album. He picks them up.

POV Daniel:
The two pictures: The one of Yukio, and the other of Yukio standing at Seikichi's side as a couple, Miyagi standing several feet off. On the back of Yukio's picture is some calligraphy.

STEWARDESS
Can I get you anything?

DANIEL
Can you translate this?

He shows her the inscription.

STEWARDESS "To my beloved with high hopes for the future." Anything else?

DANIEL
No, thank you.

She leaves. Daniel looks at the two pictures again and over at Miyagi.

CUT TO: CLOSEUP:
Of Yukio, or her look alike, in real life, amidst a crowd of people, outside the customs area at an airport. Her POV: Miyagi and Daniel in a crowd clearing customs. There are many American GIs moving along with them. ANGLE ON Miyagi and Daniel

DANIEL
Boy, I didn't expect so many Americans.

MIYAGI
Yes. Very big military bases on Okinawa. Biggest in all Pacific.

DANIEL
Look at that.

Daniel points to a large advertisement on the wall in English: "LEARN KARATE AT OKINAWA'S BIGGEST DOJO FROM MASTER SEIKICHI. Instruction in English. For forty years, official instructor to the United States Military. Proven in Combat"

DANIEL
Isn't that your friend's name?

MIYAGI
Popular name in Okinawa.

DANIEL
Yeah. Probably a coincidence.

Daniel passes on. Miyagi takes one last look at the sign. He is not so convinced.

CUT TO: EXT. AIRPORT
Miyagi looks for a cab when a voice behind turns him.

VO
Miyagi-san.

Miyagi turns, startled, to the real Yukio, a graceful woman of sixty, and KUMIKO, her grand daughter, seventeen, the spitting image.

YUKIO (in halting English)
Welcome… She hesitates, not sure of the word.

KUMIKO (whispering)
home.

YUKIO
Home!

Miyagi is so stunned he cannot reply.

YUKIO
So sorry, English. Grand daughter teach. I bad student.

MIYAGI (gently)
No. Good student.

She smiles and bows. He is almost overwhelmed by her presence.

YUKIO
Come.

She takes Miyagi's suitcase and starts off for a nearby taxi. Kumiko and Daniel are left facing each other. She smiles, coyly.

DANIEL
I'm Daniel.

He holds out his hand.

KUMIKO
Kumiko.

She bows. He feels funny with his hand out. Pulls it back and bows quickly. When she reaches for his suitcase, his hand darts to the handle, touching hers. Both hearts skip a beat....

KK II 1st Draft Script -Part Eight: The 'Bathing Scene'...

In the following scenes we see the closest thing to nudity that the Karate Kid Series is ever likely to portray. Totally cut from the final script...


KUMIKO Please.

She prevails, lifting the suitcase, following her grandmother. Daniel follows her.

ANGLE ON a THIRD PARTY watching from the group as they enter the taxi and depart:
SEIKICHI, older, prosperous, stands in front of a fancy black car. His AMERICAN CHAUFFEUR and his BODYGUARD, both tall and rangy, with Military haircuts and dark sunglasses, stand behind him. Seikichi's mouth is drawn into a tight scowl. Next to him, with the same stern face, stands CHOZEN, 18, his grand son, and heir apparent.

CUT TO: EXT. VILLAGE STREET -- NIGHT
The entire village is asleep. The houses are dark. The narrow streets are deserted. A taxi pulls away from Miyagi's house. Miyagi and Daniel pick up their suitcases and enter the gate. Yukio and Kumiko remain outside.

CUT TO: INT. HOUSE
Daniel waits at the doorway of the dimly-lit room. Miyagi enters and approaches a futon bed where an OLD MAN near death lays with his eyes closed. Miyagi looks down at the frail old figure. Sensing a presence, the tired eyelids open, straining to focus. After a moment, the eyes spark with recognition. MIYAGI, SR. Chojun-san. Miyagi kneels close to the bed.

MIYAGI (quietly)
Hai!

The Old Man struggles to raise himself up. Miyagi helps him. The Old Man says a few words and then collapses in his son's arms, dead. Miyagi lovingly lowers the body. Tears well up. He smoothes a few loose strands of hair from his father's face, and closes the old man's eyes forever. Daniel watches the scene for a long moment, fighting back tears of his own. He backs out of the room respectfully leaving Miyagi alone with his father and walks down a long hall. He passes a room with the Shoji doors open.

POV Daniel:
All his clothes neatly unpacked and arranged. He enters the room and examines his clothing, the weight of travel and recent events beginning to catch up with him. A shuffling from behind him turns him. An ANCIENT WOMAN smiles sweetly and bows. Daniel bows back. She says something in Japanese.

DANIEL (English)
Sorry.

The woman repeats the phrase and pantomimes washing her hands, her face.

DANIEL
Oh, yeah. I wouldn't mind getting washed up. I mean, Hai, Hai! Pleased, the woman bows and bids Daniel follow, which he does.

CUT TO: INT. BATHING ROOM
A wooden tub with steam rising from the water's surface sits in the middle of the room. Daniel and the Old Lady enter. She speaks in Japanese, telling him to disrobe. He waits for her to leave. She doesn't move, commanding again, gesturing.

DANIEL
I usually shower in the morning.

She snaps again and grabs for the buttons on his shirt Daniel steps back.

DANIEL
Okay. I'll do it. He unbuttons his shirt slowly, self-consciously, hoping she will leave. To his dismay, he reaches the last button and she is still there. When he has taken off his shirt, she demands and is given it. Next, she points to his pants.

DANIEL
You know, I’m kind of a private undresser.

In exasperation, the old woman walks over chaterring, puts her hand on his waistband and unzips his fly. Daniel jumps back.

DANIEL
Okay. Okay.

He removes his pants slowly, deliberately.

DANIEL
See? I'm gonna do it. You can leave now.

The moment his pants are off she confiscates them, and gives another order pointing to his last vestige of propriety, his underwear.

DANIEL (adamant)
Listen! I don't mean to be rude, but I don't even do this in front of my own mother. Her answer is to grab the elastic and yank. The shorts fall to his ankles. His hands shoot to his privates. The old lady now has all his clothes in hand. She smiles politely.

OLD LADY
Arigato!

She bows and exits. Daniel, not knowing how to respond, makes a small bow back. When she is gone, he looks around.

DANIEL
Oh, this is great LaRusso.

He cannot chastise himself for long, because the door opened abruptly. Daniel's hand shoots back ot his privates. TWO SHORT but STRAPPING WOMEN appear, smiling, with rows of gold-capped teeth. In their hands are buckets with sudsy water and wash cloths.

DANIEL
Oh, no. This is where I draw the line. I do this myself.

The women advance, giggling. Daniel backs up to the wall. The women lift his hands from his privates to his head and rest them there. They begin to wash his body with the wash cloths chattering away. Daniel stands there, feeling supremely silly, his hands atop his head.

DANIEL
I don't know if this is like a practical joke or anything, (beat) am I on Candid Camera?

The girls dump buckets of water on him, and then order him into the hot bath. Hesitantly, Daniel steps in. The temperature is just right. He sinks in up to his neck. One of the women makes a pillow out of a towel and helps him lean his head back. When he is comfortable, both women bow and exit. Despite himself, Daniel has begun to enjoy the experience. He relaxes and closes his eyes.
Stay Tuned for the next, exciting installment...
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