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The Karate Kid
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Ralph Macchio Ralph Macchio
Pat Morita Pat Morita
Martin Kove Martin Kove
Randee Heller Randee Heller
William Zabka William Zabka
Ron Thomas Ron Thomas
Rob Garrison Rob Garrison

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3 years, 1 month ago at May 26 19:13
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Let it be known that The Karate Kid is one of my absolute favourite movies of all time. An instantly likable flick, it has a great cast, a story suitable for all ages, and one of the best relationships in movie history; not just between the the two main characters, but between the viewer and the film, too. There's no denying that, among others, magic and triumph-in-the-air movies were the most pro... read more

This Movie is the "Best! Around..."

9 years, 7 months ago at Nov 6 20:07
2 votes
This movie is the epitome of the totally awesome 80s. From the classic quotable lines to the hip soundtrack, this movie showcases an entire generation including my need to relive Ralph Macchio's character during my youth. To this day, I have yet to hear a better, more inspirational theme song, "Your the Best!".

A classic

2 years, 7 months ago at Nov 27 7:59
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Like most of the kids of my generation, I grew with those Karate Kid flicks and it was with a great joy and nostalgia that I re-watched them with Nick, my step-son. To be honest, you can skip the sequels but this first installment is still actually pretty good. Especially if you watch it as a kid, it is pretty much a total blast. Basically, it follows the standard formula : a kid gets into trouble... read more
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Description: When a New Jersey teenager relocates to sunny southern California, he finds trouble in the form of bullies and a friend in the form of Mr. Miyagi, the local ... Full Descriptionhandyman who teaches him karate. In John G. Avildsen's THE KARATE KID, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and his mother (Randee Heller) move from New Jersey to Southern California, where he's not too keen about his new home--until he meets Ali (Elizabeth Shue), an attractive girl who seems to like him. But trouble looms when Ali's ex-boyfriend (William Zabka) and his gang of ruffians start tormenting Daniel. One day, as Daniel is suffering a beating at the han ... (more)
Release date: 22 June 1984
UPC: 043396040694
Tags: Drama (32), Martial Arts (31), Action (31), Family (18), 1984 (17), Sports (13), 1980s (13), Karate (11), Teen (11), Coming Of Age (10), High School (9), (9), Philosophy (7), Bullies (6), Training (5), Series (5), Comedy (4), Sport (4), Moving (4), Bully (4)
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DavisChan posted a review 5 days, 6 hours ago

“JUNE 27TH, 2015

Excellent but it's not enough for a masterpiece! The plot is very hurry (the match), it's look like the director want to finish the film. However, Karate Kid is one of my favorite martial arts movies. The actings are very great, Ralph Macchio is OK and Pat Morita is fantastic, he was nominated for Oscar - Best Supporting Actor.

And the remake in 2010 starring Jackie Chan & Jaden Smith is a trash, very boring and suck. Chinese people, culture & life? I don't care! It is more famous than the original because the cast and nowadays people just want to watch new movie.

The Karate Kid (1984) is one of the great movies in 1984, should be nominated for Best Picture!” read more

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