The Karate Kid

1984 • 126 minutes
1.77K reviews
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A fatherless teenager faces his moment of truth in The Karate Kid. Daniel (Ralph Macchio) arrives in Los Angeles from the east coast and faces the difficult task of making new friends. However, he becomes the object of bullying by the Cobras, a menacing gang of karate students, when he strikes up arelationship with Ali (Elisabeth Shue), the Cobra leader's ex-girlfriend. Eager to fight back and impress his new girlfriend but afraid to confront the dangerous gang, Daniel asks his handyman Miyagi (Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita), whom he learns is a master of the martial arts, to teach him karate. Miyagi teaches Daniel that karate is a mastery over the self, mind, and body and that fighting is always the last answer to a problem. Under Miyagi's guidance, Daniel develops not only physical skills but also the faith and self-confidence to compete despite tremendous odds as he encounters the fight of his life in the exciting finale to this entertaining film.

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1.77K reviews
Amianan Sanghabi
January 1, 2021
Took me back to my childhood. I had a Karate Kid poster in my room growing up. This has all the ingredients of a good shounen anime story... There are no bad students, only bad teachers - this movie taught a lot of kids like me to make sure you follow a wise sensei. Watch this first before watching the Cobra Kai series!
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Dima Khabibulin
January 9, 2021
Отличный фильм. Для вечернего просмотра, много ностальгии и воспоминаний даёт. А сейчас ещё и идёт сериал с этими же актёрами «Кобра Кай» — лучшее продолжение из возможных, очень советую посмотреть.
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Linda Ledesma
September 27, 2020
Le daría cinco estrellas si tuviera los subtítulos en español. Esta película es un ícono de los 80. La vieron mis padres ahora yo pero lamentablemente aún estoy aprendiendo el inglés así que me cuesta entenderlo del todo. Señores administradores PONGAN las películas tbn con idiomas en español y con un precio más flexible para jóvenes como yo. Saludos.
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