The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid (1984)

Only the 'Old One' could teach him the secrets of the masters.

  • Genre: Action, Family, Drama
  • Release Date: 1984-06-22
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 3040 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John G. Avildsen
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After some violent confrontations with his new classmates, Daniel LaRusso learns karate from Japanese handyman Mr. Miyagi, in order to defend himself.

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  • Ralph Macchio

    as Daniel LaRusso
  • Pat Morita

    as Mr. Miyagi
  • Elisabeth Shue

    as Ali Mills
  • Martin Kove

    as John Kreese
  • Randee Heller

    as Lucille LaRusso
  • William Zabka

    as Johnny Lawrence
  • Ron Thomas

    as Bobby Brown
  • Rob Garrison

    as Tommy
  • Chad McQueen

    as Dutch
  • Tony O'Dell

    as Jimmy
  • Israel Juarbe

    as Freddy Fernandez
  • 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
  • Chris Casamassa

    as Tournament Guest (uncredited)
  • Donald DeNoyer

    as Karate Student (uncredited)
  • Charles Gallant

    as Karate Fan (uncredited)
  • Katheryn Gallant

    as Karate Fan (uncredited)
  • Kelly Gallant

    as Karate Fan (uncredited)
  • David LeBell

    as Guy at Halloween Dance (uncredited)
  • Tom Levy

    as Cheering Kid (uncredited)
  • Freeman Love

    as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Monty O'Grady

    as Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Richard Patrick

    as Beachgoer (uncredited)
  • Stan Rodarte

    as Student at Dance (uncredited)
  • Andrew Shue

    as Member of Cobra Kai (uncredited)
  • Sharon Spelman

    as Mrs. Mills (Ali's Mother) (uncredited)
  • Milanka Stevens

    as Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Nick Stevens

    as Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Robert Strong

    as Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Duff Tallahassee

    as Karate Fan #4 (uncredited)
  • Shannon Wilcox

    as Mrs. Mills (uncredited)
Writing Robert Mark Kamen Writer
Production Bonnie Timmermann Casting
Production Jerry Weintraub Producer
Sound Bill Conti Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Richard Bruno Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Cheri Ruff Hairstylist
Art John H. Anderson Set Decoration
Camera James Crabe Director of Photography
Directing John G. Avildsen Director
Editing John G. Avildsen Editor
Production Caro Jones Casting
Art William J. Cassidy Production Design
Editing Walt Mulconery Editor
Editing Bud S. Smith Editor
Production Bud S. Smith Associate Producer
Production R.J. Louis Executive Producer
Production Pennie DuPont Casting
Directing Alvin Greenman Script Supervisor
Art Michael Muscarella Construction Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up E. Thomas Case Makeup Artist
Crew Frank Toro Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Aida Swinson Costume Design