The Karate Kid

The best part of any sports flick is usually the triumphant raising of a trophy (well, unless there’s a sweet-ass training montage), so with the Super Bowl opponents locked in, I thought it appropriate to honor the best sports victories in movie history.

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In 1984, director John G. Avildsen and writer Robert Mark Kamen presented the world with a coming-of-age story about young high school student named Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) who moved to California and learned karate from kindly handyman Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita). The Karate Kid was a hit and cultural touchstone for anyone who grew [...]

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