The Karate Kid

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The Karate Kid is a 1984 American drama movie starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. It tells the story of a boy named Daniel (Macchio) who moves with his mother from New Jersey to Los Angeles, California. Daniel has trouble adjusting and is victimized by a gang of bullies at his school. Mr. Miyagi (Morita), the handyman from the apartment building Daniel lives in, teaches Daniel martial arts, so he can fight the bullies in a tournament. In the song "You're the Best", the Roland Juno-106 patch "Brass" was heard. 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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Country Premiere
 United States 22 June 1984
 Argentina 5 July 1984
 United Kingdom 31 August 1984
 Ireland 31 August 1984
 France 26 September 1984
 Australia 27 September 1984
 Brazil 28 September 1984
 Hong Kong 4 October 1984
 Netherlands 11 October 1984
 Uruguay 18 October 1984
 Sweden 19 October 1984
 Italy 25 October 1984
 Portugal 25 October 1984
 Colombia 1 November 1984
 Denmark 9 November 1984
 West Germany 9 November 1984
 Finland 16 November 1984
 Japan 16 February 1985
 South Korea 16 February 1985

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