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The karate kid / Columbia Pictures presents a Jerry Weintraub production ; a John G. Avildsen film ; executive producer, R.J. Louis ; written by Robert Mark Kamen ; produced by Jerry Weintraub ; directed by John G. Avildsen.

Avildsen, John G., 1935-2017 (director,, film editor.). Weintraub, Jerry, (producer.). Louis, R. J., (producer.). Kamen, Robert Mark, (screenwriter.). Crabe, James, (cinematographer.). Smith, Bud S., (film editor.). Mulconery, Walt, 1932-2001 (film editor.). Conti, Bill, (composer.). Cassidy, William J., (artistic director.). Macchio, Ralph, 1961- (actor.). Morita, Pat, 1932-2005 (actor.). Shue, Elisabeth, (actor.). Zabka, William, 1965- (actor.). Heller, Randee, 1947- (actor.). Kove, Martin, (actor.). Columbia Pictures, (presenter,, publisher.). Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elisabeth Shue, William Zabka, Randee Heller, Martin Kove. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Clymer Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Monroe County Libraries. (Show)

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clymer Library JUV DVD KARATE KID (Text) 32596000475367 Juvenile DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 140497380X
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Publisher: Culver City, California : Columbia Pictures, [2005]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1984.
Also issued as part of the boxed set: The karate kid collection.
Special features: Commentary with director John Avildsen, writer Robert Kamen, actors Ralph Maccio, Pat Morita; "The way of the Karate kid: part 1" featurette; "The way of the Karate kid: part 2" featurette; "Beyond the form" featurette; "East meets West: a composer's notebook" featurette; "Life of Bonsai" featurette.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, James Crabe ; edited by Bud Smith, Walt Mulconery, John G. Avildsen ; music by Bill Conti ; production designed by William J. Cassidy.
Participant or Performer Note:
Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elisabeth Shue, William Zabka, Randee Heller, Martin Kove.
Summary, etc.:
A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG; for mild violence and some mild language.
Canadian home video rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital surround.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed French with optional English, French, Spanish, Chinese or Thai subtitles.
Subject: Bullying > California > Los Angeles > Drama.
Karate > California > Los Angeles > Drama.
Karate > Training > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Coming-of-age films.
Martial arts films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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