The Karate Kid
Release: January 01, 1984
Release: January 01, 1984

Daniel LaRusso, a high school senior, moves with his mother from Newark, New Jersey to Reseda, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. Their apartment's handyman is an eccentric but kindly and humble Okinawan immigrant named Keisuke Miyagi. Daniel befriends Ali Mills, an attractive high school cheerleader, at the same time angering her arrogant ex-boyfriend, Johnny Lawrence. Johnny is the best student at the Cobra Kai dojo, where he is taught an unethical, vicious form of martial arts. Daniel knows a little karate from books and a few classes at the YMCA, but Johnny easily defeats him in their first encounter. Thereafter, Johnny and his gang of Cobra Kai students torment Daniel at every opportunity. When Mr. Miyagi sees the gang giving Daniel a savage beating, he intervenes and single-handedly defeats five attackers with ease. Awed, Daniel asks Mr. Miyagi to be his teacher. Dan will soon learn there is more to karate than just fighting...

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