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The Karate Kid

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The Karate Kid
Directed byJohn G. Avildsen
Written byRobert Mark Kamen
Produced byJerry Weintraub
CinematographyJames Crabe
Edited byJohn G. Avildsen
Walt Mulconery
Bud S. Smith
Music byBill Conti
Delphi II Productions
Jerry Weintraub Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 22, 1984 (1984-06-22)
Running time
127 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$8 million
Box office$91,1 million

The Karate Kid is a 1984 American drama movie starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. It tells the story of a boy named Daniel LaRusso who moves with his mother from New Jersey to Los Angeles, California. Daniel has trouble adjusting and is bullied by a teenager named Johnny Lawrence and his friends at his school. Mr. Miyagi (Morita), the mechanic from the apartment building Daniel lives in, teaches Daniel martial arts, so he can fight the bullies in a tournament. The movie was very successful and was compared to the boxing movie Rocky. It was followed by three sequels: The Karate Kid Part II, The Karate Kid Part III, The Next Karate Kid and a remake in 2010.

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