The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Part II

DVD - 2005
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Karate student Daniel LaRusso accompanies his teacher, Miyagi, to Miyagi's ancestral home in Okinawa and becomes involved in a collision of cultures and combat.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780767861458
0767861450
Branch Call Number: DVD KARATE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In English, dubbed French, dubbed Spanish, or dubbed Portuguese with optional English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, or Thai subtitles; closed-captioned

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BrandonBlanchard
Oct 11, 2018

An 80's classic, and just a great movie overall. Wax on, wax off!

VaughanPLDavidB Sep 30, 2018

On the surface this appears to be a run of the mill teen/martial arts movie, but it is far more. Daniel is a bullied teen, unwillingly transplanted from New Jersey to Los Angeles when his single mother gets a new job. Mr Miyagi, the building maintenance man, becomes his reluctant karate teacher, then mentor, and ultimately his best friend, as unlikely as that might seem between a teenage boy with a chip on his shoulder and a Japanese-American war veteran with a painful past. Karate Kid II was an adequate sequel, where more of Miyagi's past is revealed, but the most worthy successor is the Cobra Kai series on YouTube Red.

I enjoyed the movie. Ralph and Pat did a good job acting. Recommended.

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reginator_22
Feb 04, 2018

Classic 80's movie.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 20, 2016

This movie here has a special place in most of our hearts and will always be considered a classic. As one of the true 80’s icons it becomes apparent than not many people haven’t seen this movie, only exceptions being the young kids that grew up with Jaden smith as their Daniel san. Scenes from this movie prove to be unforgettable and always referred to in pop culture wether it be in music, comedy, internet, movies, or anywhere else. The amount of excitement one feels when witnessing the conclusion of all of Daniels training in his final fight against Johnny is unamountable by any other classic fighting movies except for possibly rocky, which ironically had the same director, who knew. The actors including Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita perfectly encompass their characters and show the bond between teacher and student in an incredible way. Although many critics might give this movie a hard time no doubt it is one to be written in the history books, and you’ll never forget to wax on then wax off. I completely recommend to see this original film, I give it a 8/10 rating. - @magicsoup of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

crystal_dark Aug 08, 2013

This movie was great! I liked getting to know both Mr. Miyagi and Daniel better during the movie and seeing how the characters changed as the movie progressed. Mr. Miyagi is a really fun character and I love the relationship between him and Daniel.

ARamos123 Jun 24, 2013

Love this movie. Ralph is a great actor and is soo cute. Best movie out of all three. Five Stars.

AmandaCRamos Jun 15, 2013

This movie is awesome. Ralph Macchio did a great job, I could not see anyone else being the karate kid. :)

AmandaCRamos Jun 15, 2013

The second part wasn't that bad. I like this movie too.

TheOutsidersFanatic Sep 02, 2012

Wax on, wax off. Ha! Okay, Ralph Macchio is absolutely amazing... Just sayin. Wayy better than the one with Jaden (fail) Smith. :P

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Nov 14, 2010

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Coarse Language: Contains language and profanity.

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Feb 15, 2018

Coarse Language: Moderate coarse language.

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Feb 04, 2018

Miyagi: First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...

Daniel: Hey, why do I have to...?

Miyagi: Ah ah! Remember deal! No questions!

Daniel: Yeah, but...

Miyagi: Hai!

[makes circular gestures with each hand]

Miyagi: Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important.

[walks away, still making circular motions with hands]

Miyagi: Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off.

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