The Karate Kid 1984

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The Karate Kid 1984
PG | 2h 6min | Action, Drama, Family | 22 June 1984 (USA)

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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.

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Metaphorically speaking, the late Pat Morita is the real life Daniel-san. Mr. Morita was humbled by the following incidents in his life: interned during WWI, suffered from a weak spine, short in stature and a stereotypical Japanese, nicknamed “Hip Nip” and casted for mainly comically roles in American TV and cinema. As if through divine intervention, the role of Mr. Miyagi was created, a natural and defining role for Pat Morita. Like the main character Daniel-san, who earned dignity and respect through karate, so too did Pat Morita earn dignity and respect as an actor for his role as Mr. Miyagi. The Miyagi character is a humble, soft-spoken, respected, Asian sensei (teacher.) He is humble not because he is weak and avoids being some bully’s victim, but because he knows he holds the fate of all who bullies him in his hands. So it was that Pat Morita finally achieved through the character of Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid series what Daniel-san always gains at the end of each movie: dignity, respect, and honor to compensate for all the times of abuse, suffering, and humiliation.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Writer: Robert Mark Kamen
Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue
Country: USA
Language: English | Japanese
Release Date: 22 June 1984 (USA)
Also Known As: Karate Kid
Filming Locations: 5225 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Karate Kid (1984)

126 min|Action, Drama, Family, Sport|June 22, 1984
7.2Rating: 7.2 / 10 from 142,255 usersMetascore: 59PG
A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

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The Karate Kid 1984

Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 2.42 GiB
Duration : 2 h 6 min
Overall bit rate : 2 729 kb/s

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