The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts drama film written by Robert Mark Kamen and directed by John G. Avildsen. It is the first installment in the Karate Kid franchise, and stars Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, and Elisabeth Shue. The Karate Kid follows Daniel LaRusso (Macchio), a teenager taught Gōjū-ryū karate by Mr. Miyagi (Morita) to help defend himself and compete in a tournament against his bullies, one of which is the ex-boyfriend of his love interest Ali Mills (Shue).
In 1984, Daniel LaRusso and his mother Lucille move from Newark, New Jersey, to Reseda, Los Angeles, California. Their apartment's handyman is an eccentric, but kind and humble Okinawan immigrant named Mr. Miyagi.
|author||Robert Mark Kamen|
|contentLocation||Los Angeles New Jersey|
|director||John G. Avildsen|
|editor||Bud S. Smith John G. Avildsen Walt Mulconery|
|keywords||442nd infantry regiment ali mills best of black belt bully daniel larusso eccentric eccentricity handyman horrify injured leg internment internment camp john kreese johnny lawrence karate gi life lessons locker room manzanar martial arts training medal of honor mr. miyagi muscle memory nosebleed okinawa prefecture okinawan peace offering sensei special forces teach train united states army special forces vietnam vietnam veteran vietnam war world war ii|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|recordedAt||Arizona California Malibu|
|theme||action drama coming-of-age high school martial arts teen drama|