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The Karate Kid
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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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1 year, 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..."

7 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

9 months, 3 weeks 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 (29), Drama (29), Action (27), 1984 (16), Family (15), Sports (13), 1980s (12), Teen (11), Karate (10), Coming Of Age (9), (9), High School (8), Philosophy (6), Bullies (6), Series (5), Training (4), Comedy (4), Moving (4), Bully (3), 80s (3)
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