The Karate Kid (1984)

"He taught him the secret to karate lies in the mind and heart. Not in the hands."
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The Karate Kid
Daniel moves to Los Angeles with his mother, Lucille, and soon strikes up a relationship with Ali. He quickly finds himself the target of bullying by a group of high school students, led by Ali's ex-boyfriend Johnny, who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo under ruthless sensei, John Kreese. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi, 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 for self-defense and later, preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.
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Movie Details

Theatrical Release:June 22nd, 1984 - Buy Tickets
On DVD & Blu-ray:April 14th, 1998 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$8,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$130,442,786 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:R.J. Louis
Production Companies:Columbia Pictures, Delphi II Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions

The Karate Kid Collection

The first three films in the series follow Daniel LaRusso, who learns to harness karate for good through the eccentric mentorship of a janitor named Mr. Miyagi. In the fourth and final film of the original series, Mr. Miyagi becomes the caretaker of his friend's granddaughter in attempt to steer her away from trouble.