Freshly drawn to California, the young Daniel (Ralph Macchio) actually wants to leave. But the idiosyncratic janitor Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) teaches the boy a better and brings him from then on not only karate… Cult movie from the 80s, the franchise once triggered a new martial arts boom.
Since his mother (Randee Hiller) has taken a new job, her only son Daniel (Ralph Macchio) has to move from New Jersey to California. Of course, this does not suit the teenager, as he has to leave all his friends and his old home behind. The pretty Ali (Elisabeth Shue) can hardly do anything to remedy this, and so Daniel is very frustrated.