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Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again.
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"Cobra Kai" Serves Up "Bad Senseis" and Love Triangles

While Ralph Macchio and William Zabka discuss how "Cobra Kai" is a martial arts spin on Bad Santa, their co-stars acknowledge the love triangle that has become a main focus of the show.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ralph Macchio ...  Daniel LaRusso 20 episodes, 2018-2019
William Zabka ...  Johnny Lawrence 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Courtney Henggeler ...  Amanda LaRusso / ... 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Xolo Maridueña ...  Miguel Diaz 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Tanner Buchanan ...  Robby Keene 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Mary Mouser ...  Samantha LaRusso 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Jacob Bertrand ...  Hawk / ... 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Nichole Brown ...  Aisha 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Gianni Decenzo ...  Demetri 17 episodes, 2018-2019
Owen Morgan ...  Bert 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Hannah Kepple ...  Moon 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Martin Kove ...  John Kreese 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Griffin Santopietro ...  Anthony 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Cameron Markeles ...  Frank / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Vanessa Rubio ...  Carmen 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Aedin Mincks ...  Mitch 9 episodes, 2019
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Thirty years after their final confrontation at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence is at rock-bottom as an unemployed handyman haunted by his wasted life. However, when Johnny rescues a bullied kid, Miguel, from bullies, he is inspired to restart the notorious Cobra Kai dojo. However, this revitalization of his life and related misunderstandings find Johnny restarting his old rivalry with Daniel LaRousso, a successful businessman who may be happily married, but is missing an essential balance in life since the death of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi. Meanwhile, even as this antipathy festers, it finds itself reflected in their protegees as Miguel and his comrades are gradually poisoned by Cobra Kai's thuggish philosophy. Meanwhile, while Daniel's daughter, Samantha, finds herself in the middle of this conflict amidst false friends, Johnny's estranged miscreant son, Robby, finds himself inadvertently coming under Daniel's wing and flourishes in ways worthy of Mr. Miyagi. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cobra Kai: the Karate Kid Saga Continues See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

In real life, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka became friends after the original Karate Kid film was completed and became a hit. Macchio said that they became even closer friends after Noriyuki "Pat" Morita (Mr. Miyagi) passed away in 2005. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka were also 80s teen heartthrobs, with Zabka usually being depicted as 'the bad boy". See more »

Goofs

Johnny opened Cobra Kai under the belief that Kreese was deceased. In The Karate Kid Part III it was established that the dojo was a subsidiary of Terry's company. Therefore Johnny would not have been permitted to use the name without Terry's permission. See more »

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Very smartly written & acted - highly recommended
3 May 2018 | by user-322-326156See all my reviews

I was a teen in the 80's and enjoyed watching this film - as most guys my age did. I was a little skeptical when I saw that they were making a new series that takes place 30 years after the movie ended. But once I saw the trailers - I felt like they might be on to something. After watching several episodes - I can tell you that they nailed it. This is the best show out there - anywhere. It's not over acted (or under acted). It's not corny or stupid either. It's the perfect match up of seriousness with a few goofs or references from the 80's thrown in here & there. This revival could have been a disaster but it looks like they got the perfect combo of writers, directors & actors. It's funny, because as a kid - I wanted to punch Johnny in the throat as hard as I could. But as a 40-something year old - I'm kinda rooting for him. Great job to the people responsible for making this happen - and of course it couldn't have happened without Ralph & William. Thank you!


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