The Karate Kid (1984)

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

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Podcast Release Date:
May 14, 2010

The Karate Kid Series Episode 1

Fear does not exist on this podcast! Pain does not exist on this podcast!

Did you want to take Karate lessons in 1984? If so, you weren’t alone! When The Karate Kid first came out in 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!

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Movie Details

Karate Kid
John G. Avildsen
2 h 06 min
Release Date
22 June 1984
Action, Family, Drama
After some violent confrontations with his new classmates, Daniel LaRusso learns karate from Japanese handyman Mr. Miyagi, in order to defend himself.

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