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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The Karate Kid (1984)

PG

Family/Action/Sports/Drama · 2h 6m · 6/22/1984

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He taught him the secret to Karate lies in the mind and heart. Not in the hands.

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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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Status

Released

Languages

English, Japanese

Country

United States

Production Companies

Columbia Pictures, Delphi II Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions

Budget

$8,000,000

Revenue

$91,077,276
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The Karate Kid

Cast
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Elisabeth Shue

Ali Mills
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Joan Lemmo

Restaurant Manager
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Helen Siff

Cashier (as Helen J. Siff)
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Larry Drake

Yahoo #1
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David Abbott

Yahoo #2
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Molly Basler

Cheerleading Coach
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Brian Davis

Boy in Bathroom
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Darryl Vidal

Karate Semi-finalist
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David De Lange

Waiter
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Erik Felix

Karate Student
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Clarence McGee Jr.

Referee #2
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William Norren

Doctor
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Sam Scarber

Referee #3
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Scott Strader

Eddie
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Chris Casamassa

Tournament guest (uncredited)
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Tom Levy

Cheering kid (uncredited)
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Christopher Kriesa

Official
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Bruce Malmuth

Ring Announcer
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Todd Lookinland

Chicken Boy
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Peter Jason

Soccer Coach
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Andrew Shue

Member of Cobra Kai (uncredited)
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Frances Bay

Lady with Dog
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Bernie Kuby

Mr. Harris (as Bernard Kuby)
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Randee Heller

Lucille Larusso
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William Zabka

Johnny Lawrence
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Ron Thomas

Bobby
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Rob Garrison

Tommy
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Chad McQueen

Dutch
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Tony O'Dell

Jimmy
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Israel Juarbe

Freddy Fernandez
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William Bassett

Mr. Mills
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Martin Kove

John Kreese Cobra Kai Sensei
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Larry B. Scott

Jerry
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Dana Andersen

Barbara
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Frank Burt Avalon

Chucky
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Jeff Fishman

Billy
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Ken Daly

Chris
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Tom Fridley

Alan
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Pat E. Johnson

Referee
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Ralph Macchio

Daniel LaRusso
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Juli Fields

Susan
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Pat Morita

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
Crew
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John G. Avildsen

Director
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Robert Mark Kamen

Writer
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