The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid (1984)

Only the 'Old One' could teach him the secrets of the masters.

  • Genre: Action, Family, Drama
  • Release Date: 1984-06-22
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 2372 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense. Armed with newfound confidence, skill and wisdom, Daniel ultimately faces off against his tormentors in this hugely popular classic underdog tale.

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    Writing Robert Mark Kamen Writer
    Production Bonnie Timmermann Casting
    Production Jerry Weintraub Producer
    Sound Bill Conti Original Music Composer
    Costume & Make-Up Richard Bruno Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Cheri Ruff Hairstylist
    Art John H. Anderson Set Decoration
    Camera James Crabe Director of Photography
    Directing John G. Avildsen Director
    Editing John G. Avildsen Editor
    Production Caro Jones Casting
    Art William J. Cassidy Production Design
    Editing Walt Mulconery Editor
    Editing Bud S. Smith Editor
    Production Pennie DuPont Casting
    Directing Alvin Greenman Script Supervisor
    Art Michael Muscarella Construction Coordinator
    Costume & Make-Up E. Thomas Case Makeup Artist
    Crew Frank Toro Special Effects
    Costume & Make-Up Aida Swinson Costume Design