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Karate Kid, The (1984) Movie Information

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887

Avg. Rating:

2.84/4

# of Ratings:

483

Genres:

Action, Family

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/22/1984

Director:

John G. Avildsen

Actors:

Ralph Macchio
Elisabeth Shue
Pat Morita
Martin Kove
Randee Heller
William Zabka

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A boy who movies into a new neighborhood, meets his Japanese neighbor who choses to teach him Karate, but that there is more to it than just fighting.

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FSUNoles27TS 12/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

The classic still translates today into an awesome movie. The coming of age movie has a perfect amount of romance, life-lessons, and revenge. Macchio was a great choice to play Daniel, the good kid in a new place trying to adapt to the different lifestyle than he's used to. The fight scenes are believable and don't get too cheesy, except of course the swan kick. This is a must see movie for all ages.

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Yojimbo 10/29/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Classic 80s teen version of Rocky that's wall to wall cliches, but all the more enjoyable for it.

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mitchellyoung 12/17/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

Not only is this a fantastic sports film, but it's a very believable coming of age story, told with a touch of 80's movie nostalgia. Pat Morita is unequaled in his role as the wise and pacific Mr. Miyagi. Too many iconic scenes and lines to count.

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Snoogans 11/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Still fun to watch today.

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donkeyknight 06/06/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

It is so rewarding when an 80s movie actually holds up to how you felt about it as a kid. The fatherly mentor relationship with Mr. Miyagi is surprisingly profound and "You're the Best" is quite possibly one of the best songs ever used in a movie

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The Film Rebel 11/14/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

To put it simply, this is one of the definitive films of the 1980's. The music, the outfits, the hair. Its just awesome! Plus, underneath all that, it has a nice message to it.

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