Race To Witch Mountain. We've got the perfect passes for you. Choose a Sports Pass. PG 2 hr 6 min Jun 22nd, Drama , Action. John G. Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso. Pat Morita as Mr.
Finding love can be hard for anyone. For young adults on the autism spectrum, exploring the unpredictable world of dating is even more complicated. When a young woman's murder shows similarities to a decade-old cold case, a new police commander must break the silence permeating an Owl Mountain town. Macchio rises above the trite script to deliver a sympathetic and believable performance. Morita i Upbeat, sentimental and predictable tale, but the acting of Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita who was Avildsen crafted an inspired movie with the perfect mix of 80's bravado and 70's artistic integrit The Karate Kid brought something fresh to the table and proved exceptionally skilled at reaching i Avildsen 's involvement with both films, Sylvester Stallone often joked with Kamen that the writer had "ripped off" the Rocky films with The Karate Kid.
DC Comics had a character called Karate Kid. The filmmakers received special permission from DC Comics in to use the title for the first film and consequent sequels. Macchio later commented that, "the character was originally named Danny Weber. As soon as I walked in the room, it changed to LaRusso. The studio originally wanted the role of Mr. Miyagi to be played by Toshiro Mifune , who had appeared in the films Rashomon , Seven Samurai , and The Hidden Fortress , but the actor didn't speak English.
Crispin Glover was considered for the role of Johnny, but the studio later opined for William Zabka. After his audition, Zabka saw Macchio, who noted "[Zabka] scared the shit out of me" during his audition to the studio. Demi Moore was also considered for the role of Ali, but Elisabeth Shue was cast based partly on a Burger King commercial that became widely popular in the early s.
The film marks the debut roles of both Zabka and Shue. Filming began on October 31, ,  and wrapped on December 16, The film's fight choreographer for the combat scenes was Pat E. Johnson also makes an appearance as the referee in The Karate Kid. Pat Morita's stunt double for Mr.
Miyagi, Fumio Demura , is also a karate black belt who had previously worked with Bruce Lee, who learnt some nunchaku techniques from Demura.
Avildsen since their initial pairing on Rocky The instrumental score was orchestrated by Jack Eskew and featured pan flute solos by Gheorge Zamfir. A soundtrack album was released in by Casablanca Records containing many of the contemporary songs featured in the film.
Of particular note is Joe Esposito 's " You're the Best ", featured during the tournament montage near the end of the first film. Bananarama 's hit song " Cruel Summer " also made its U. The website's critical consensus reads, "Utterly predictable and wholly of its time, but warm, sincere, and difficult to resist, due in large part to Morita and Macchio's relaxed chemistry.
Ralph Macchio Daniel LaRusso. Noriyuki "Pat" Morita Miyagi. Elisabeth Shue Ali. Martin Kove Breese. William Zabka Johnny. Robert Mark Kamen Writer. The Next Karate Kid Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl. Home Alone Comedy Family. Family Sci-Fi.