Newly arrived in Cali, scrappy Jersey Boy Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) meets cute with a cheerleader to the tune of Bananarama's "Cruel Summer," only to find himself in an ongoing tussle with her ex and his dojo of dirt-biking Aryan hooligans.
With no one else to turn to, LaRusso convinces reclusive Okinawan karate master Mr. Miyagi (Oscar nominated Pat Morita) to take time off from catching flies with chopsticks and help him take on the creeps of Cobra Kai.
The indisputable sleeper hit of summer ‘84, The Karate Kid is easily one of the most enduring all-time underdog flicks, helmed by an old-school pro who practically invented the genre, John G. Avildsen (Rocky). Earnest but never cornball, the film has the gentle quality of a fable, with Daniel-San and Miyagi’s quirky and endearing friendship allowed to play out in long, unbroken takes. Among the many highlights: a climactic tournament montage scored to the unbeatable Joe Esposito anthem "You're the Best" and William Zabka in the role of Johnny “Sweep the Leg” Lawrence, sneering his way into the Blond Preppy Jerk Hall of Fame.
“An exciting, sweet-tempered, heart-warming story with one of the most interesting friendships in a long time.” – Roger Ebert
Director: John G. Avildsen. 126 min. 1984. BluRay.
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