Daniel and his mother move from New Jersey to California. She has a wonderful new job, but Daniel quickly discovers that a dark haired Italian boy with a Jersey accent doesn't fit into the blond surfer crowd. Daniel manages to talk his way out of some fights, but he is finally cornered by several who belong to the same karate school. As Daniel is passing out from the beating he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardener leaps into the fray and save him by outfighting half a dozen teenagers. Miyagi and Daniel soon find out the real motivator behind the boys' violent attitude in the form of their karate teacher. Miyagi promises to teach Daniel karate and arranges a fight at the all-valley tournament some months off. When his training begins, Daniel doesn't understand what he is being shown. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate. Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
He taught him the secret to Karate lies in the mind and heart. Not in the hands.
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Did You Know?
(Johnny) had no martial arts experience prior to being cast in the film. However, he was an accomplished wrestler. See more
At the Halloween dance; after daniel hoses him and they're chasing him across the misty field, to the right you can see the fog making machine pumping out the mist. See more
[at the Halloween dance party, Barbara and Susan watch Ali joins Daniel in his shower costume
I don't know what she sees in him.
She must be into fungus.
(BOP BOP) ON THE BEACH
Written by Mike Love
Produced by Mike Love
, Adrian Baker and Brooks Arthur
Performed by The Flirts
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