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The Karate Kid

PG| 2 hr. 6 min.

Plot Summary
Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.

Cast: Ralph Macchio , Noriyuki "Pat" Morita , Elisabeth Shue , Randee Heller , Martin Kove , William Zabka , Chad McQueen , Tony O'Dell

Director: John G. Avildsen

Genres: Drama, Martial arts

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

The Karate Kid (1984)

Release Date: June 22nd, 1984|2 hr. 6 min.

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