The Karate Kid

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.


Release Dates

Country Premiere
23x15px United States 22 June 1984
23x15px Argentina 5 July 1984
23x15px United Kingdom 31 August 1984
23x15px Ireland 31 August 1984
23x15px France 26 September 1984
23x15px Australia 27 September 1984
23x15px Brazil 28 September 1984
23x15px Hong Kong 4 October 1984
23x15px Netherlands 11 October 1984
23x15px Uruguay 18 October 1984
23x15px Sweden 19 October 1984
23x15px Italy 25 October 1984
23x15px Portugal 25 October 1984
23x15px Colombia 1 November 1984
23x15px Denmark 9 November 1984
Template:FRG 9 November 1984
23x15px Finland 16 November 1984
23x15px Japan 16 February 1985
23x15px South Korea 16 February 1985

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