The Karate Kid II Movie Trivia

The Karate Kid II Trivia

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Film facts for the 1986 Martial Arts movie starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Yuji Okumoto, Danny Kamekona

Tamlyn Tomita, Pat E. Johnson, Bruce Malmuth, Eddie Smith, Martin Kove, Garth Johnson, Brett Johnson, William Zabka, Chad McQueen, Ron Thomas, Rob Garrison, Tony O'Dell, Will Hunt, Evan Malmuth, Lee Arnone, Sarah Kendall, Joey Miyashima, Raymond Ma, George O'Hanlon Jr., Nobu McCarthy, Charlie Tanimoto Update Cast

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Thanks to John Jarvis
It's been rumored that Chad McQueen did not return to shoot the parking lot scene at the beginning of KK2. Dutch is barely visible with no speaking lines, shoulders hunched and wearing a baseball cap of sorts. I asked William Zabka about this. He tells me that McQueen dyed his hair for the first KK film, but was unwilling to do it again for such a brief appearance. He wore the cap to disguise this lack of continuity.
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The showdown between Miyagi and Kreese was originally planned for the end of The Karate Kid, but was saved for the sequel when the filmmakers realised that they had made a great movie in the first film.
Thanks to Arjun
Danny Kanekona (Sato) and Yuji Okumoto (Chozen) both appear together again in bad nineties film, Robot Wars.
Thanks to Slim
The woman who played Mr. Miaygi's love interest in KK part II, Nobu McCarthy, also played his bride in a Happy Days episode.
Thanks to Devolution
B.D. Wong of "Oz" (HBO) fame is the guy that walks up to Daniel and says "Come to the Dance tonight". He currently plays a criminal psychologist on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit".
Elisabeth Shue was not available for filming since she decided to continue her studies at Harvard.
Editor Nick
Yuji Okumoto, who played "Chozen", had a brown belt in karate.
Thanks to Shannon Bax
On the plane, Daniel Larusso reads "Okinawa: The history of an island people" by George Henry Kerr, a genuine book about Okinawa, Mr. Miyagi's country.
Thanks to C.T. Warren
Danny Kamekona also appeared in the 1989 film "Collision Course", which starred Pat Morita, but they had no scenes together. Kamekona's character was a thief who smuggled a prototype car engine to Detroit, while Morita played a Tokyo cop sent to find him, but the thief was killed by his underworld contacts before the cop landed in America.

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