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Karate Kid
Episode 1: The Karate Kid (1984)
May 14, 2010

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Title: The Karate Kid (1984)
Rating: PG
Running Time: 126
Release Date: June 22, 1984
Director: John G. Avildsen
Writer(s): Robert Mark Kamen
Starring: Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elizabeth Shue, Martin Kove, William Zabka, Randee Heller
Company: Columbia Pictures

Did you want to take Karate lessons in 1984? If so, you weren't alone! When The Karate Kid first came out it was a smash hit, earning an Oscar nomination for Pat Morita and entering "Wax on, Wax off" into the cultural lexicon of movie phrases. Now, with this classic story being reinterpreted for modern audiences with this summer's remake starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, we at Now Playing will "wax on" with our Karate Kid retrospective series. Is this first installment worth the legacy? Listen in and find out!

The Karate Kid (1984)

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