The Karate Kid 35th Anniversary

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  • Original Trailer

Movie Info & Cast


Practice your wax on wax off for a special 35th anniversary showing, of The Karate Kid! Ralph Macchiostars as Daniel, a teenager whose growing pains are made that much more difficult by his arrival in a new town where he must start from scratch and make new friends. He quickly becomes the target of the Cobras, a menacing gang of karate students, who are less than pleased when he strikes up a relationship with Ali (Elisabeth Shue), the Cobra leader's ex-girlfriend. Eager to fight back and impress his new girlfriend, he begs his handyman, Miyagi (Pat Morita), a martial arts master, to teach him karate. Under Miyagi's wise tutelage, Daniel develops not only the physical skills but also the maturity, faith and self-confidence to compete despite tremendous odds as he encounters the fight of his life in the exciting finale.This event will also include a custom introduction from Ralph Macchio and William Zabka and a Cobra Kai Season 2 Sneak Peek


  • Ralph Macchio
  • Pat Morita
  • Elisabeth Shue
  • Martin Kove
  • Randee Heller
  • William Zabka
  • Ron Thomas
  • Rob Garrison
  • Chad McQueen
  • Tony O'Dell

Did You Know?


  • Surprisingly, during filming in late 1983, Ralph Macchio was age 22. Some of the cast did not believe him when they asked about his age.
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  • When Mr Miyagi is showing Daniel that he has been learning karate the whole time, he says, "Show me paint the house." He is holding Daniel's right hand, but in the next shot Daniel drops his left hand.
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    • [they arrive at their new home]
    • Lucille Larusso: This is it. This is the end of the line.
    • Daniel: You're telling me.
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Verified Review

Love it!!! This movie is Excellent!! Great story and talented cast.

Verified Review

So excited to see this again on the big screen, and listen to the music again, worth every penny. Still get goosebumps watching it. Thanks for bringing this back.

eric S



The Karate Kid was one of the nice surprises of 1984 -- an exciting, sweet-tempered, heart-warming story with one of the most interesting friendships in a long time.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A pleasing but overlong version of the Rocky story told through the character of a put-upon young high school student who learns karate from an old Japanese master to vanquish the local school bullies. There is no reason this simple story should run 2 hours and 10 minutes. Such a running time strains the good will generated by a cast full of likable performances. [22 June 1984, p.12]

Metacritic review by Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

The Karate Kid might have been more endurable, maybe even endearing, if its runtime had been trimmed of a solid 30 minutes.

Metacritic review by Chris Cabin
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine