Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki “Pat” Morita recreate the roles that brought them international acclaim in The Karate Kid (1984) when karate student Daniel LaRusso (Macchio) accompanies his wise and whimsical teacher Mr Miyagi (Morita) to his ancestral home in Okinawa.
For the boy, it’s a journey to an exotic new world – and new clues to his mentor’s secret past.
For Miyagi it’s an opportunity to see his father one last time, and to rekindle a romance with his childhood sweetheart, Yukie (Nobu McCarthy).
But Miyagi’s return also re-ignites a bitter feud with long-time enemy Sato (Daniel Kamekona) – a feud that involves young Daniel in a brilliant collision of cultures and combat.
Now, far away from the tournaments, the cheering crowds and the safety of home, Daniel will face his greatest challenge ever when teacher becomes student, and the price of honour is life itself.
John G. Avildsen