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The Karate Kid

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Rated: 7.2
Run time: 126 min
Director: John G. Avildsen
Actors: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, Randee Heller, William Zabka, Ron Thomas, Rob Garrison, Chad McQueen, Tony O'Dell, Israel Juarbe, William Bassett, Larry B. Scott, Juli Fields, Dana Andersen, Frank Burt Avalon, Jeff Fishman, Ken Daly, Tom Fridley, Pat E. Johnson, Bruce Malmuth, Darryl Vidal, Frances Bay, Christopher Kriesa, Bernie Kuby, Joan Lemmo, Helen Siff, Larry Drake, Abbott Alexander, Molly Basler, Brian Davis, David De Lange, Erik Felix, Peter Jason, Todd Lookinland, Clarence McGee Jr., William Norren, Sam Scarber, Scott Strader, Chris Casamassa, Donald DeNoyer, Charles Gallant, Katheryn Gallant, Kelly Gallant, Tom Levy, Andrew Shue, Sharon Spelman, Duff Tallahassee
Year: 1984

SYNOPSIS

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. Written by John Vogel