Based on the Newbery-winning children's books, this animated film follows a young boy who runs away to an island to rescue and befriend a baby dragon. An unexpected detour turns a couple's road trip into a terrifying journey through their fragile psyches. Macchio rises above the trite script to deliver a sympathetic and believable performance. Morita i Upbeat, sentimental and predictable tale, but the acting of Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita who was Avildsen crafted an inspired movie with the perfect mix of 80's bravado and 70's artistic integrit The Karate Kid brought something fresh to the table and proved exceptionally skilled at reaching i Streaming until 9 Dec Streaming until 31 Mar Race To Witch Mountain.
Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso. Pat Morita as Mr. Elisabeth Shue as Ali Mills. Itunes Store. Highest quality. Watch with Watch on Crackle Watch Now. A fatherless teenager faces his moment of truth in The Karate Kid. Daniel Ralph Macchio arrives in Los Angeles from the east coast and 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 relationship with Ali Elisabeth Shue , the Cobra leader's ex-girlfriend.
Eager to fight back and impress his new girlfriend but afraid to confront the dangerous gang, Daniel asks his handyman Miyagi Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita , whom he learns is a master of the martial arts, to teach him karate.
Miyagi teaches Daniel that karate is a mastery over the self, mind, and body and that fighting is always the last answer to a problem. If anything the relationship helps bring Mr Miyagi out of his shell. For example, we see inside the soul of Mr Miyagi, and some of his inner torment i.
Something we can all learn from. His dry wit and personal reserve are humbling to see. Winning the tournament against the bullies is secondary, but the personal development is what comes first. The Oscar nomination for Pat Morita for the role was deserved, and unfortunate not to win it, but his role has left a lasting legacy and is in the hearts of so many.
I can only say to him thank you, and also to all who helped put this wonderful touching film together. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.