PG | | Action, Family, Romance
Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.
Bill Conti chose to score this movie instead of Rocky IV (1985). Coincidentally, Peter Cetera originally wrote "Glory of Love" for Rocky IV (1985), but Sylvester Stallone rejected it, in favor of "Hearts On Fire".
Hey Mr. Miyagi, you know I've been thinking.
Mr. Miyagi: About what, Daniel-San?
Daniel: That we should come up with some kind of strategy.
Mr. Miyagi: For what?
Daniel: My future, my whole tournament career.
Mr. Miyagi: Miyagi already have one.
Daniel: Really? What is it?
Mr. Miyagi: Early retirement.
When Miyagi gives Daniel his last will and testament, the candles of the family shrine are not lit. In the next shot, as Miyagi turns to enter the shrine, the candles are lit.
To receive a PG certificate UK cinema and video versions were cut by 1 second by the BBFC to remove a groin kick.
$12,652,336 (USA) (22 June 1986)