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The iconic South Seas apartments, once featured in the 1984 Karate Kid movie, is comprised of 37 units. The property is a two-story, garden-style building situated on . 75 acre of land near the northeast corner of Tampa Avenue and Saticoy Street.
Daniel's apartment building, the South Seas, near the corner of Tampa and Saticoy in Reseda, has become a mecca for movie enthusiasts, with fans posting photos online to commemorate their visit. Davis remembers that Avildsen liked the bleakness of the complex's exterior, which ultimately helped build empathy for Daniel.[Elizabeth] Shue agrees: "It's just a devastating feeling when you feel not good enough because of where you live and what your house looks like, and whether the paint is chipping and how embarrassed you'll be if someone comes over."Avildsen also loved the image of a half-empty pool of dirty water - the complex's pool was drained specifically for the film, symbolizing, Davis says, "the shabby California dream that [Daniel] wasn't buying just yet."
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