The Karate Kid

Daniel LaRusso and his mother move from Newark, New Jersey to Reseda, Los Angeles, California. The maintenance man in their new apartment complex is an eccentric, kind, and humble Okinawan immigrant named Kensuke Miyagi.

At a beach party, Daniel meets Ali Mills, a high school cheerleader from Encino. Johnny Lawrence, Ali's ex-boyfriend, is the top student of a karate dojo called "Cobra Kai," who breaks Ali's radio while bullying. Daniel attempts to intervene, but is easily overpowered and humiliated by the better-trained Johnny. On Daniel's first day at his new high school, he provokes a fight with Johnny, resulting in Daniel being cut from the soccer team. Another bullying stint causes Daniel to crash on the street and wreck his bicycle, which Miyagi subsequently repairs. At a Halloween party, Daniel douses Johnny with water, leading to a chase. Daniel is caught by Johnny and his accomplices, and beaten savagely. Miyagi rescues Daniel and fends off the five attackers with ease. Read more on Wikipedia.

MPAA Rating:PG
Genre:Action, Drama, Family, Sports
Country:United States
Produced By:Bud S. Smith, R.J. Louis, Jerry Weintraub
Directed By:John G. Avildsen
Written By:Robert Mark Kamen
Cast:Martin Kove, William Bassett, Tom Fridley, Bruce Malmuth, Chris Casamassa, Israel Juarbe, Bernie Kuby, William Zabka, Rob Garrison, Donald Denoyer, Ron Thomas, Pat E. Johnson, Chad Mcqueen, Pat Morita, Larry B. Scott, Peter Jason, Frank Burt Avalon, Elisabeth Shue, Scott Strader, Andrew Shue, Juli Fields, Randee Heller, Todd Lookinland, Ken Daly, Joan Lemmo, Helen Siff, Dana Andersen, Tony O'Dell, Ralph Macchio, Sam Scarber, David Abbott, Larry Drake, Darryl Vidal, Christopher Kriesa, Frances Bay, Jeff Fishman
In Theaters:Jun 22, 1984
Runtime:2 hours 6 minutes
Production:Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi II Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions
Box Office:$90,815,558
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Vudu

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