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.
Both Yuji Okumoto's and Tamilyn Tomita's characters (Chozen Toguchi, Kumiko) are named after the actress portraying the young bell-ringer who is rescued by Daniel during the storm.
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.
During the bar scene, Daniel claims that a man is "standing wrong" to perform an ice breaking technique, so he could only break through 2 pieces. The man then challenges Daniel to do better -- break at least 3 pieces. When Chozen offers 3:1 odds against Daniel breaking the ice, several patrons excitedly place a bet in favor of Daniel. Then, the man seeks to clarify the bet asking "Hey, he's gotta break all 3 right?" Chozen responds "Wrong, all 6." Afterwards, the crowd gets more excited and places more bets. This does not make sense. Any bets already made became worse upon knowledge that Daniel had to break all 6 pieces to win instead of 3. If anything, the crowd should have been withdrawing their bets instead of excitedly making more bets.
To receive a PG certificate UK cinema and video versions were cut by 1 second by the BBFC to remove a groin kick.
Rock Around the Clock
Written by James E. Myers (as Jimmy DeKnight) and Max Freedman (as Max Friedman)
Arranged by Paul Shaffer
Produced by Brooks Arthur
Performed by Paul Rodgers
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
$12,652,336 (USA) (22 June 1986)