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Karate Kid, The (1984)  link to Karate Kid, The on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1498

poster Karate Kid, The

IMDb Rating:
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7.2/10 (159738 votes)

Country: USA, 126 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese

Genre(s): Action, Drama, Family, Sport

Director(s): John G. Avildsen

Video Codec: Unknown

Storyline:
Daniel and his mother move from New Jersey to California. She has a wonderful new job, but Daniel quickly discovers that a dark haired Italian boy with a Jersey accent doesn't fit into the blond surfer crowd. Daniel manages to talk his way out of some fights, but he is finally cornered by several who belong to the same karate school. As Daniel is passing out from the beating he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardener leaps into the fray and save him by outfighting half a dozen teenagers. Miyagi and Daniel soon find out the real motivator behind the boys' violent attitude in the form of their karate teacher. Miyagi promises to teach Daniel karate and arranges a fight at the all-valley tournament some months off. When his training begins, Daniel doesn't understand what he is being shown. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate.

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Cast:

photo Ralph Macchio Ralph Macchio Daniel
photo Pat Morita Pat Morita Miyagi
photo Elisabeth Shue Elisabeth Shue Ali
photo Martin Kove Martin Kove Kreese
photo Randee Heller Randee Heller Lucille

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1