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Karate Kid

61 Ratings: 3.5
A movie directed by John G. Avildsen

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 … see full wiki

Director: John G. Avildsen
Release Date: 1984
MPAA Rating: PG
2 reviews about Karate Kid
review by . May 14, 2009
The Karate Kid was not only the start of a trilogy (plus one) but it also beget the short lived karate/self defense craze of the mid 80's, spawned several sequels and it also was responsible for a dreadful NES video game.  The careers of Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elizabeth Shue, Martin Kove and William Zabka took off.  Larry B. Scott from Revenge of the Nerds co-stars as one of the Kobra Kai students.    Young (and I use that term loosely) Danny is tormented by a gang …
review by . January 15, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
I feel I should give a disclaimer before anyone reads this review. I love to hate this movie and hate to love this movie. I can recall seeing this movie as a child growing up and thinking it was pretty cool. Then many years went by and I had totally forgotten this film. About five years ago this movie was played every single night during the summer on HBO or Showtime. So I watched this movie with an older and more matured pair of eyes. This resulted in a different viewing experience. The following …
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