The Karate Kid Part II

Other mistake: When Chozen is buying vegetables from the villagers, one of the weights from the scale is knocked onto the ground. Daniel picks it up and realises that its not a real weight and breaks it in half. If Chozen wanted to cheat the villagers when he weighed their vegetables, he would need weights that were heavier than normal, not lighter plastic ones. Lighter weights would mean that Chozen would need to add far more of the light weights to make any amount of vegetables balance out, therefore he would be paying more for the vegetables than they are worth.

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Suggested correction: Chozen wasn't such a dirty cheater. He wanted to earn slightly more than he should. No mistake at all.

Sato owned the village and the land, and leased it to the villagers. As the villagers grow crops and harvest them to sell, they might pay a fee to Sato based on how much they produce. Sato isn't likely buying all of that food from the people. That's the only way the weight scene makes sense.

The villagers were getting paid directly during that scene, which means the original poster is correct. The weights would have to be heavier than normal for the villagers to be upset and rush Chosen.

How would he earn more by paying out more? That makes no sense...it's a mistake. He paid out more by using fake, lighter weights, and after Daniel points it out, you can even hear a village say "You cheat people."

Chozen is selling vegetables to the villagers, as evidenced by the large wad of cash in his hands. So if each weight is marked 1/2 pound, but in actuality is 1/4 pound, a true pound of vegetables would read as two pounds therefore he was cheating them.

Chozen is not selling, he's buying, evidence by the fact he gives money from his wad of cash to another villager. And the old man with the carrots is having his goods weighed so that Chozen can buy them. But the mistake is valid for the information we're given. There's no way he'd be able to cheat the villagers at all or earn just a little more than he should.

Bishop73

Chozen is purchasing the food not selling it. It is a simple movie mistake there is no question. The food is being weighed directly against the weights. In this scenario having lighter weights would never favor the buyer. I think the goof was the writer of the script might've had a more modern scale in mind. In that case if the food is placed on the scale having lighter "0" weight would favor the buyer (Pay by the pound and the scale saying your pound of food was only 1/2 lb - so you would need to put twice the food on the scale to receive normal pound of food payment). But in an old school scale like shown in the movie the weights are directly weighed against the food. So lighter weight would cause Chozen to overpay each time. It IS possible that because Sato owns the land he charges a fee to the farmers so this would make sense, however, to me that is a stretch for the viewer to have to figure out! In my opinion it is much more likely a simply goof in the movie.

Other mistake: During the scene of the Bone Dance in the castle, Daniel shouts out "Behind you!" to the Japanese girl as Chozen grabs her. As he does so, the shot goes wide and you can see Daniel and Mr. Miyagi rise up and begin to run forward. The shot then returns to just Chozen and the girl, and when the shot goes wide again, Daniel and Mr. Miyagi are again just getting up and running forward.

Other mistake: On the flight to Okinawa, Daniel is reading a map, looking for "Tomi Village". Mr Miyagi tells him to find Naha and go south. Daniel replies, "I keep hitting Kadena Airbase". Kadena Air Base is NORTH of Naha.

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Suggested correction: And then Daniel calls himself stupid for holding the map upside down. Not wrong at all.

Obviously Daniel would have had to have failed geography to hold the map upside down. All of Asia would have been east of Okinawa, and Japan itself would have been south of Okinawa. Also, if he didn't realise that he was reading all of the city names upside down, he may have already suffered irreparable and irreversible brain damage in his last tournament.

Factual error: In the scene where Mr. Miyagi and Daniel arrive in a taxi at a construction site, the taxi is stopped by a U.S. Air Force airman first class. The airman asks, "Where you going, buddy?" Mr. Miyagi says, "Tomi village." The airman says, "Never heard of it! This is Kadena Air Base." He then calls out to an off-screen person, "Sarge! Tomi village?" The off-screen voice replies, "You're standing on it, corporal!" The U.S Air Force has never had the rank of corporal in its organization.

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Sato: Miyagi, I wait long time for this. No tricks tonight, or tomorrow, everything gone. Their homes. Their church. everything! gone.

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Trivia: During one fight, Chozen manages to hit Mr. Miyagi across the back with the handle of a spear. This is the only time in the original series of films when someone managed a successful strike on Miyagi during any fight he was in.

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Answer: Ralph has stated that in every movie he's in, because he has a poor sense of smell, what he smells is food.

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