The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid (1984)

He taught him the secret to karate lies in the mind and heart. Not in the hands.

  • Genre: Action, Family, Drama
  • Release Date: 1984-06-22
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 3995 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John G. Avildsen
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Daniel moves to Los Angeles with his mother, Lucille, and soon strikes up a relationship with Ali. He quickly finds himself the target of bullying by a group of high school students, led by Ali's ex-boyfriend Johnny, who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo under ruthless sensei, John Kreese. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi, an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate for self-defense and later, preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.

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  • Ralph Macchio

    as Daniel LaRusso
  • Pat Morita

    as Mr. Miyagi
  • Elisabeth Shue

    as Ali Mills
  • William Zabka

    as Johnny Lawrence
  • Martin Kove

    as John Kreese
  • Randee Heller

    as Lucille LaRusso
  • Ron Thomas

    as Bobby
  • Rob Garrison

    as Tommy
  • Chad McQueen

    as Dutch
  • Tony O'Dell

    as Jimmy
  • Israel Juarbe

    as Freddy
  • William Bassett

    as Mr. Mills
  • Larry B. Scott

    as Jerry
  • Juli Fields

    as Susan
  • Dana Andersen

    as Barbara
  • Frank Burt Avalon

    as Chucky
  • Jeff Fishman

    as Billy
  • Ken Daly

    as Chris
  • Tom Fridley

    as Alan
  • Pat E. Johnson

    as Referee
  • Bruce Malmuth

    as Ring Announcer
  • Darryl Vidal

    as Karate Semi-Finalist
  • Frances Bay

    as Lady with Dog
  • Christopher Kriesa

    as Official
  • Bernie Kuby

    as Mr. Harris
  • Joan Lemmo

    as Restaurant Manager
  • Helen Siff

    as Cashier
  • Larry Drake

    as Yahoo #1
  • David Abbott

    as Yahoo #2
  • Molly Basler

    as Cheerleading Coach
  • Brian Davis

    as Boy in Bathroom
  • David De Lange

    as Waiter
  • Erik Felix

    as Karate Student
  • Peter Jason

    as Soccer Coach
  • Todd Lookinland

    as Chicken Boy
  • Clarence McGee Jr.

    as Referee #2
  • William Norren

    as Doctor
  • Sam Scarber

    as Referee #3
  • Scott Strader

    as Eddie
  • Shannon Wilcox

    as Mrs. Mills (Ali's Mother) (uncredited)
  • Sharon Spelman

    as Mrs. Lawrence (Johnny's Mother) (uncredited)
  • Andrew Shue

    as Member of Cobra Kai (uncredited)
  • Donald DeNoyer

    as Karate Student (uncredited)
  • David LeBell

    as Guy at Halloween Dance (uncredited)
  • Stan Rodarte

    as Student at Dance (uncredited)
  • Richard Patrick

    as Beachgoer (uncredited)
  • Monty O'Grady

    as Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Milanka Stevens

    as Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Nick Stevens

    as Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Robert Strong

    as Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Chris Casamassa

    as Tournament Guest (uncredited)
  • Charles Gallant

    as Karate Fan (uncredited)
  • Katheryn Gallant

    as Karate Fan (uncredited)
  • Kelly Gallant

    as Karate Fan (uncredited)
  • Duff Tallahassee

    as Karate Fan #4 (uncredited)
  • Ann Oshita

    as Mrs. Miyagi (uncredited)
Directing John G. Avildsen Director
Camera James Crabe Director of Photography
Production Jerry Weintraub Producer
Sound Bill Conti Original Music Composer
Art William J. Cassidy Production Design
Editing John G. Avildsen Editor
Editing Walt Mulconery Editor
Editing Bud S. Smith Editor
Production Bonnie Timmermann Casting
Art John H. Anderson Set Decoration
Directing Alvin Greenman Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Cheri Ruff Hairstylist
Production Pennie DuPont Casting
Costume & Make-Up Richard Bruno Costume Design
Art Michael Muscarella Construction Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up E. Thomas Case Makeup Artist
Production Caro Jones Casting
Crew Frank Toro Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Aida Swinson Costume Design
Writing Robert Mark Kamen Writer
Production R.J. Louis Executive Producer
Production Bud S. Smith Associate Producer
Production Howard Pine Unit Production Manager
Directing Clifford C. Coleman First Assistant Director
Directing Hope R. Goodwin Second Assistant Director
Camera Jonathan West Camera Operator
Camera Stephen St. John Steadicam Operator
Camera Allen D. Easton First Assistant Camera
Camera Brad Edmiston First Assistant Camera
Camera Ralph Nelson Jr. Still Photographer
Camera John London Key Grip
Lighting Ross A. Maehl Gaffer
Sound Dean Hodges Sound Mixer
Sound Thomas Cunliffe Boom Operator
Crew Alan Oliney Stunt Coordinator
Crew Alan Falco Transportation Coordinator
Crew Tino Caira Transportation Captain
Sound Robert Knudson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Robert Glass Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Don Digirolamo Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Norval D. Crutcher Sound Effects Editor
Sound Samuel C. Crutcher Sound Effects Editor
Sound Brooks Arthur Music Supervisor
Crew Pat E. Johnson Choreographer
Art William F. Matthews Set Designer
Crew Ronnie Rondell Jr. Stunts
Crew Scott Wilder Stunts
Crew Pat Romano Stunts
Crew Buck McDancer Stunts
Crew Spike Silver Stunts
Crew Alan Oliney Stunts
Crew Luke LaFontaine Stunts
Crew Douglas Ivan Stunts
Crew Pat Green Stunts
Crew Fumio Demura Stunts
Crew Joanne Atkinson Stunts
Crew Clarke Coleman Stunts
Sound Bill Conti Theme Song Performance
Sound Stephen A. Hope Music Editor