Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita in a scene from the 1984 motion picture “The Karate Kid.” CREDIT: Columbia Pictures [Via Merlin FTP Drop] " data-medium-file="https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/xxx_karate-kid-mov-jy-489-_65120278.jpg? w=300" data-large-file="https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/xxx_karate-kid-mov-jy-489-_65120278.jpg? But you and Pat never actually read in the same room until you were both cast? Those takes were done without any direction outside of explaining what the scene was and who the character was. We [eventually] did before the ink was dry, but this was John’s first reading of both of us and he cut it together. It’s not terribly far from what’s the polished version on the screen. If you go west of the Mississippi I don’t think you’re going to find anybody like that, but Jersey, New York, Philly, it’s really funny. I remember seeing “The Karate Kid” for the first time at a sneak preview at the Coronet Theater.Everyone was doing the crane kick, from 5-year-olds to 65-year-olds. We’re going to be doing a couple of these.” When you’re a young actor, you want to be Brando or De Niro, and I remember him telling me, “Sometimes you do something for [a mainstream audience], sometimes you do something for yourself. Very excited to share the next chapter of the #Karate Kid legacy! Karate Kid stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are reprising their iconic roles as Daniel La Russo and Johnny Lawrence, respectively, nearly three decades after the martial arts drama’s release.
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Those scenes just really – I don’t know how to describe it. I asked the same thing of Billy Zabka about Johnny Lawrence, but what do you think Daniel La Russo grew up to become? If you want to be funny in a crowd you can always say he became a serial killer, but I think all the Miyagisms made him a good family man and decent dad.
If there was anything evident on that set, it was evident that relationship was very natural and real. I’m sure if his son was picked on he’d know how to answer some of those questions.
Cast: Robert De Niro (as "Cuba"; Broadway debut), Burt Young (as "Jackie") [Broadway debut], Michael Carmine (as "Che"), Paul Calderon (as "...
Ralph Macchio is currently married to Phyllis Fierro.
See first 2 Episodes of @Cobra Kai Series on the Big Screen April 25th in advance of series launch on May 2nd!