The Karate Kid

Derivative and sentimental, THE KARATE KID treads the same path as ROCKY, and with good reason--it was directed by John Avildsen, who also directed Sylvester Stallone's star-making vehicle. Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and his mother (Randee Heller) move from Newark, New Jersey, to southern California, where the whole world seems blond and brutal to this hapless...read more

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  • Released: 1984
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Derivative and sentimental, THE KARATE KID treads the same path as ROCKY, and with good reason--it was directed by John Avildsen, who also directed Sylvester Stallone's star-making vehicle. Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and his mother (Randee Heller) move from N… (more)

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