1980s movies don't get much more iconic than this. Ralph Macchio plays a Brooklyn teen who moves out to LA where he's bullied by a group of nasty kung-fu fighting teens. Lucky for Ralph, his apartment handyman, Pat Morita, is a kung-fu master and trains Ralph for a big showdown with his rivals at the All-Valley Karate Competition. Also lucky for Ralph, he gets a super cute girlfriend, played by Elisabeth Shue, which really made me want to watch "Adventures in Babysitting" again. This entire movie is a complete cliche now and was really a crowd-pleasing cliche back when it came out, the tip off being that this film was directed by "Rocky" director John G. Avildsen. Still, this film absolutely works as perfect entertainment. The script was an early writing credit for Robert Mark Kamen, who in recent years has made a career of working with Luc Besson continuing to write derivative but entertaining action films ("Taken," "The Transporter," "The Fifth Element," "Kiss of the Dragon," etc.), so maybe that's his gift, taking a story you've seen hundreds of times before but doing it better than most. But it's really the cast who makes this film shine. Macchio is spot on as Daniel. Elizabeth Shue is 1980s gorgeous and a dream girlfriend. William Zabka is a terrifically smarmy jerk on the level of James Spader's "Pretty in Pink" jerk character. But it's really Pat Morita who steals the show as Mr. Miyagi. Morita's Miyagi has worked it's way into the pop culture lexicon by catching flies with chopsticks, "wax on, wax off," and spouting Yoda-like nuggets of wisdom. Overall, it would be pretty easy to take apart this film, but as corny as it is, it's wildly entertaining and nearly impossible to resist.