The Karate Kid

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The Karate Kid ★★★½ 1984 (PG)

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. 126m/C VHS, DVD . Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Randee Heller, Martin Kove, Chad McQueen, William Zabka; D: John G. Avildsen; W: Robert Mark Kamen; M: Bill Conti.