The Karate Kid (1984)

Wax On, Wax Off

Daniel (Ralph Macchio) is skeptical when Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) tells him to wax a series of cars during their first karate lesson.

Directed by John G. Avildsen.

Released in 1984 by Sony.

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  • character-type: Teenager
  • character-type: Teacher
  • character-type: Martial Artist
  • action: Teach
  • editors-choice: Male Performances
  • editors-choice: Iconic Lines
  • primary-genre: Children and Family
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • primary-genre: Sports and Fitness
  • secondary-genre: Sports Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Karate
  • secondary-genre: Family Adventures
  • secondary-genre: Children & Family
  • secondary-genre: Family Drama
  • secondary-genre: Triumph of the Underdogs
  • secondary-genre: Teen Dramas
  • mood: Quirky
  • prop: Bucket
  • prop: Car
  • setting: Driveway
  • theme: Education
  • theme: Trust
  • actor: Pat Morita
  • actor: Ralph Macchio
  • director: John G. Avildsen
  • producer: R.J. Louis
  • producer: Bud S. Smith
  • cinematographer: James Crabe
  • composer: Bill Conti
  • editor: Bud S. Smith
  • editor: John G. Avildsen
  • editor: Walt Mulconery
  • production-designer: William J. Cassidy
  • role-name: Mr. Kesuke Miyagi
  • role-name: Daniel Larusso
  • screenwriter: Robert Mark Kamen
  • year: 1984
  • studio: Sony