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The Karate Kid
Director: John G. Avildsen (Dir)
Release Date:   1984
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles and New York openings: 22 Jun 1984
Duration (in mins):   126
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Cast:   Ralph Macchio (Daniel)  
    Noriyuki "Pat" Morita (Miyagi)  
    Elisabeth Shue (Ali)  
    William Zabka (Johnny)  
    Randee Heller (Lucille)  

Production Company: Columbia Pictures  
Distribution Company: Columbia Pictures  
Director: John G. Avildsen (Dir)
Producer: Jerry Weintraub (Prod)
Writer: Robert Mark Kamen (Wrt)
Photography: James Crabe (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: William J. Cassidy (Prod des)
Film Editor: Bud Smith (Film ed)
  Walt Mulconery (Film ed)
  John G. Avildsen (Film ed)
Music: Bill Conti (Mus)
MPAA Rating: PG
Country: United States
Language: English

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Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. 6/7/1984 dd/mm/yyyy PA216986

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Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Teenage

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   21 May 1984   p. 16.
Los Angeles Times   21 Jun 1984   p. 1.
New York Times   22 Jun 1984   p. 16.
Variety   23 May 1984   p. 12.

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