After some violent confrontations with his new classmates, Daniel LaRusso learns karate from Japanese handyman Mr. Miyagi, in order to defend himself.
- Genre: Action, Family, Drama
- Studio: Columbia Pictures, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Delphi II Productions
- Keyword: martial arts, flat, taskmaster, cheerleader, karate, sports, high school, teen movie, los angeles, california, martial arts tournament, mentor protégé relationship
- Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, Randee Heller, William Zabka