The Karate Kid | 1984

Drama, Action
Elderly martial arts expert, Miyagi, teaches Daniel how to defend himself from bullies. Under Miyagi's guidance, Daniel develops the physical skills as well as the faith and self-confidence to compete as he encounters ...more
Director: John Avildsen
Writers: Robert Kamen
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 1 nomination | full awards »

Cast

... Daniel LaRusso

Actor

... Mr Miyagi

Actor

... Ali

Actor

... Kreese

Actor

... Lucille

Actor

... Johnny

Actor

... Bobby

Actor

... Tommy

Actor

... Dutch

Actor

... Jimmy

Actor

... Freddy

Actor

... Mr Mills

Actor

Company

Body By Jake Inc

Production Company

Delphi Productions

Production Company

Pacific Title & Art Studio

Production Company

Synopsis

Daniel moves to Los Angeles from the east coast and is bullied by the Cobras, a menacing gang of karate students, when he strikes up a relationship with Ali, the Cobra leader's ex-girlfriend. Eager to fight back and impress his new girlfriend but afraid to confront the dangerous gang, Daniel asks his handyman Miyagi, whom he learns is a master of the martial arts, to teach him karate. Miyagi teaches Daniel that karate is a mastery over the self, mind, and body and that fighting is always the last answer to a problem. Under Miyagi's guidance, Daniel develops not only physical skills but also the faith and self-confidence to compete despite tremendous odds as he encounters the fight of his life.

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