The Karate Kid
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The Karate Kid
Rating & Content Info
Why is The Karate Kid rated PG? The Karate Kid is rated PG by the MPAA
Martial arts violence pervades this film about a picked on boy who learns karate for self-defense. Altercations include hand-to-hand combat, kicks and punches. Along with verbal taunting, the bullying turns into assault when the victim is outnumbered and beaten into unconsciousness. The scraps eventually move into a showdown at a karate tournament where an aggressive teacher encourages his students to use illegal means to take out their opponents. Black eyes, bloody noses, scrapes, bruises and an injured leg are shown. Frequent mild and moderate profanities are used, along with terms of deity. An adult character smokes, while an adolescent only pretends to. A teen is shown rolling a joint. A role model character consumes alcohol to the point of drunkenness and persuades a minor to drink too. An unlicensed youth drives a car, with an adult’s consent. Teen girls are shown dressed in swimwear, and males are seen with bare chests. A teen couple holds hands and kisses.
Page last updated July 12, 2012
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News About "The Karate Kid"
Cast and Crew
The Karate Kid is directed by John G. Avildsen and stars Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita.
The most recent home video release of The Karate Kid movie is May 11, 2010. Here are some details…
Release Date: 11 May 2010
The Karate Kid and The Karate Kid 2 release on Blu-ray as a Collectors Edition Box Set. Bonus extras include:
- Karate Kid I Commentary with Director John G. Avildsen, Writer Robert Mark Kamen and Actors Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita.
- Featurettes: Making-of Karate Kid I, The Way of the Karate Kid, Beyond the Form, Life of Bonsai and East Meets West: A Composers Notebook.
- Blu-Pop (pop up trivia for Karate Kid I).
- Featurette: The Sequel
- Blu-Pop - (pop up trivia for The Karate Kid 2 ).