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The Karate Kid
6.6 Rating
(1604 ratings)
7.2 IMDB rating

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Pat Morita

Pat Morita

Miyagi
Martin Kove

Martin Kove

Kreese
Randee Heller

Randee Heller

Lucille
Ron Thomas

Ron Thomas

Bobby


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Robert Mark Kamen

Robert Mark Kamen

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2 years, 3 months ago at May 26 19:13
4 votes
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..."

8 years, 10 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

1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 27 7:59
1 vote
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 Sout ... (more)
Release date: 22 June 1984
UPC: 043396040694
Martial Arts (31), Drama (31), Action (30), Family (17), 1984 (17), 1980s (13), Sports (13), Karate (11), Teen (11), Coming Of Age (10), (9), High School (9), Philosophy (7), Bullies (6), Training (5), Series (5), Moving (4), Comedy (4), Bully (4), Fishing (3)
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“I love this film! Classic '80s awesomeness with powerful life lessons on the struggles of a teenager trying to adapt with change.” read more

johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 9 months ago

A classic

“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, finds a master, they don’t get along at first but they eventually become best pals and, at the end, the kid becomes some kind of martial arts expert. And, of course, he is never allowed to fight (yeah, right…)!So, the whole thing is actually really pedestrian and predictable but Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita were both charismatic and they had some great chemistry together. Eventually, most of” read more

Happy Vader posted a review 2 years, 3 months ago

“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 produced in the 80's. They had/have a timeless charm that was unique. Seriously, anyone tired of watching Back to the Future or the original Terminator?

The Karate Kid is a feelgood, loosely energetic, and highly entertaining film about a bullied kid who wants to learn karate as a means to defend himself. His caretaker in his new home, Mr. Miyagi proves more than a friendly person, more th” read more

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“Again this is another movie i watched a lot as a kid. But back then i had just seen it to many times and really i just started to not like the movie. After years of not seeing it i gave it a another watched and now i remember why this is a good movie.” read more

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