- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 28, 2001
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - French
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - Portuguese
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- THE KARATE KID
- THE KARATE KID PART II
- ROUGHNECKS: STARSHIP TROOPERS CHRONICLES - THE PLUTO CAMPAIGN
- BEVERLY HILLS NINJA
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/11/1994
"...The humor is light and fresh and the message easy to take..."
Since her parents death, raised by her grandmother and harassed at school, 17-year-old Julie Pierce (Hilary Swank, BOYS DON'T CRY) is very angry. Grandma can no longer handle her, so she convinces an old friend, Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), to care for the girl. He consents, and through the spirituality of karate, unravels the world as not hostile, but as fertile and welcoming.
- Released theatrically in the USA September 9, 1994.
- Copyright 1994 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.