The Karate Kid Movie Review 1984

Information and Film Reviews for The Karate Kid the Movie

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A teenage boy finds out that Karate involves using more than your fists when a handyman agrees to teach him martial arts. The friendship that they develop is deep and sincere; the Karate is only an afterthought. From the director of the original "Rocky," this movie is easy to like.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 126 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Martial Arts, Adventure Drama, Coming of Age, Buddies, Motor Vehicle Dept., Top Grossing Films of 1984, Single Parents
Robert Mark Kamen
Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Randee Heller, Martin Kove, Chad McQueen, William Zabka
John G. Avildsen
Bill Conti
Jerry Weintraub

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