The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

DVD - 2005
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Daniel, a fatherless teenager, arrives in Los Angeles from the East and faces the difficult task of making friends. He becomes the object of bullying by a gang of karate students when he strikes up a relationship with Ali, the gang leader's ex-girlfriend. Daniel asks Miyagi, a master of martial arts, to help him learn karate. Daniel then prepares himself both mentally and physically for the fight of his life.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures, p2005.
Edition: Special ed., widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9781404973800
Branch Call Number: DVD KARA KID
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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I enjoyed the movie. Ralph and Pat did a good job acting. Recommended.

Feb 04, 2018

Classic 80's movie.

Jul 20, 2016

This movie here has a special place in most of our hearts and will always be considered a classic. As one of the true 80’s icons it becomes apparent than not many people haven’t seen this movie, only exceptions being the young kids that grew up with Jaden smith as their Daniel san. Scenes from this movie prove to be unforgettable and always referred to in pop culture wether it be in music, comedy, internet, movies, or anywhere else. The amount of excitement one feels when witnessing the conclusion of all of Daniels training in his final fight against Johnny is unamountable by any other classic fighting movies except for possibly rocky, which ironically had the same director, who knew. The actors including Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita perfectly encompass their characters and show the bond between teacher and student in an incredible way. Although many critics might give this movie a hard time no doubt it is one to be written in the history books, and you’ll never forget to wax on then wax off. I completely recommend to see this original film, I give it a 8/10 rating. - @magicsoup of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jkoczur Jun 30, 2015

The Karate Kid Part 3 was a good movie. The only thing was, Daniel did not defend himself, when he was being beat up. He did OK in the "legal" fighting, though. I thought it was rather mean of his girlfriend to leave him for some other guy after Daniel fought the gang for her. Good movie !!!!!!
5 stars!

crystal_dark Aug 08, 2013

This movie was great! I liked getting to know both Mr. Miyagi and Daniel better during the movie and seeing how the characters changed as the movie progressed. Mr. Miyagi is a really fun character and I love the relationship between him and Daniel.

ARamos123 Jun 24, 2013

Good movie. I don't get why people didn't like this movie. Of course it wasn't as good as the first one , but it had a interesting plot , and it was very believeable. The only part I didn't like is how his girlfriend didn't come with him , and had he had nobody with him. Overall, good !! Five Stars.

ARamos123 Jun 24, 2013

Love this movie. Ralph is a great actor and is soo cute. Best movie out of all three. Five Stars.

AmandaCRamos Jun 15, 2013

This movie is good too. All of the 3 movies were good for me. Ralph macchio is awesome.

AmandaCRamos Jun 15, 2013

This movie is awesome. Ralph Macchio did a great job, I could not see anyone else being the karate kid. :)

TheOutsidersFanatic Sep 02, 2012

Wax on, wax off. Ha! Okay, Ralph Macchio is absolutely amazing... Just sayin. Wayy better than the one with Jaden (fail) Smith. :P

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Coarse Language: Contains language and profanity.

Feb 15, 2018

Coarse Language: Moderate coarse language.


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Feb 04, 2018

Miyagi: First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...

Daniel: Hey, why do I have to...?

Miyagi: Ah ah! Remember deal! No questions!

Daniel: Yeah, but...

Miyagi: Hai!

[makes circular gestures with each hand]

Miyagi: Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important.

[walks away, still making circular motions with hands]

Miyagi: Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off.


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