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Karate Kid, The Movie

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Karate is more than fighting with hands in this 80s movie. A young boy who has often been bullied learns how to defend himself with karate.

Karate Kid, The DVD


Ralph Macchio plays Daniel, a boy who has moved from New Jersey to California in the movie The Karate Kid.

Daniel does not fit in with the typical California boy look and is often picked on and beaten up because of this in the movie The Karate Kid. Daniel then meets Mr. Miyagi (played by Pat Morita) who shows him that karate goes beyond fighting with the fists, but with involves the mind and heart.


Daniel LaRusso - Ralph Macchio
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi - Pat Morita
Ali Mills - Elisabeth Shue
John Kreese Cobra Kai Sensei - Martin Kove
Lucille Larusso - Randee Heller
Johnny Lawrence - William Zabka
Bobby - Ron Thomas
Tommy - Rob Garrison
Dutch - Chad McQueen
Jimmy - Tony O'Dell
Freddy Fernandez - Israel Juarbe
Mr. Mills - William Bassett
Jerry - Larry B Scott
Susan - Juli Fields
Barbara - Dana Andersen


The Karate Kid was actress Elisabeth Shue’s first movie.

Chuck Norris turned down the role of Martin Kreese in the film The Karate Kid.

Academy Awards:

Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Miyagi in Karate Kid, The.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Karate Kid, The was released to theatres on 06/22/1984 by Columbia, and grossed $90,815,558 at the box office in the US.

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