Item # 040130.
Produced by Jerry Weintraub. Directed by John G. Avildsen.In this motion picture classic, Daniel (Ralph Maccio), a fatherless teenager faces his moment of truth. When he arrives in Los Angeles from the east coast, Daniel faces the difficult task of making new friends. However, he becomes the object of bullying by the Cobras, a menacing gang of karate students, when he strikes up a friendship with Ali (Elizabeth Shue), the Cobra’s leader’s ex-girlfriend.
Eager to fight back and impress his new girlfriend but afraid to confront the dangerous gang, Daniel asks his handyman Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita), whom he learns is a master of martial arts, to teach him karate. Miyagi-san teaches Daniel that karate is a mastery over the self, mind, and body, and that fighting is always the last answer to a problem. Under Miyagi’s guidance, Daniel develops not only physical skills but also the faith and self-confidence to compete despite tremendous odds as he encounters the fight of his life in the exciting finale of this entertaining film. Rated PG. FOR HOME USE ONLY. Running time: 127 min.