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The Karate Kid (1984)

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Ralph Macchio Ralph Macchio
Daniel
Pat Morita Pat Morita
Miyagi
Martin Kove Martin Kove
Kreese
Randee Heller Randee Heller
Lucille
William Zabka William Zabka
Johnny
Ron Thomas Ron Thomas
Bobby
Rob Garrison Rob Garrison
Tommy


Written by
Robert Mark Kamen Robert Mark Kamen
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11 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..."

17 years, 8 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

10 years, 7 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 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 (33), Action (32), Martial Arts (30), Family (19), 1984 (19), 1980s (15), Karate (13), Teen (12), Sports (11), Coming Of Age (11), High School (9), (8), Philosophy (7), Sport (6), Bullies (6), Series (5), Training (5), Comedy (4), Moving (4), Bully (4)
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