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“This film looks like the black sheep of the list. I like it for different reasons than all of the others though. I just recently re watched it and it was almost as if I was seeing
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Karate Kid
The Karate Kid (Special Edition) (1984)
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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 hands of these louts, Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), an elderly Japanese handyman, comes to his rescue. To Daniel's amazement, Miyagi manages to take down the whole group all by himself using karate. Daniel begs to learn this ancient martial art, and soon Miyagi begins the boy's training, teaching Daniel that there is more to karate than fighting. Through a series of lessons, the wise mentor instills a sense of honor and nobility in his young pupil while preparing him for the ultimate karate showdown. However, as Daniel studies the discipline and art of karate, his enemies are learning a di...
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Director: John G. Avildsen
Release Date: 1984
MPAA Rating: PG
Screen Writer: Robert Mark Kamen
DVD Release Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (June 07, 2005)
Runtime: 2hr 6min
Studio: Sony Pictures
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