History Film / TheKarateKid

15th Jul '16 6:18:36 AM JoeP
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** Snake's fouls on Danny in the final showdown were so blatant and close together, even the most lenient ref would've disqualified him halfway through the match.

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** Snake's Barnes's fouls on Danny in the final showdown were so blatant and close together, even the most lenient ref would've disqualified him halfway through the match.
29th May '16 12:41:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Lampshaded in the director's commentary:
--> "How come they're ''all'' blond?"[[note]] Probably to contrast dark haired Daniel.[[/note]]
25th Apr '16 3:26:55 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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Many people have noticed that Creator/DCComics is credited in the films, but contrary to popular belief, the films are not directly based on a comic book. Columbia Pictures obtained permission from DC (as a professional courtesy) to use the title "the Karate Kid" because the name was already in use for a character in DC's ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' comic, but the films draw no inspiration from the character.

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Many people have noticed that Creator/DCComics is credited in the films, but contrary to popular belief, the films are not directly based on a any comic book. Columbia Pictures obtained permission from DC (as a professional courtesy) to use the title "the Karate Kid" because the name was already in use for a character in DC's ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' comic, but the films draw no inspiration from the character.
27th Mar '16 11:18:21 PM Fury1031
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* ''Film/TheKarateKidPartIII'' (1989

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* ''Film/TheKarateKidPartIII'' (1989(1989)
18th Mar '16 7:12:22 PM brian8871
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** In the only non-comic example, Mike Barnes blatantly cheats in his tournament match by kicking Daniel in the groin.
20th Jan '16 4:13:59 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* OldMaster: Miyagi teaches Karate.

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* OldMaster: Miyagi teaches Karate.Karate; possibly the TropeCodifier



* ParentalSubstitute: Miyagi and Daniel form a very close father/son dynamic throughout the films. So do DistaffCounterparts Yukie and Kumiko.

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* ParentalSubstitute: Miyagi and Daniel form a very close father/son dynamic throughout the films. So do DistaffCounterparts {{Distaff Counterpart}}s Yukie and Kumiko.



* RetiredBadass: Mr. Miyagi, who'd earned medals in WorldWarII, including the ''Medal of Honor''.
** Some TruthInTelevision and FridgeBrilliance there, given Miyagi is apparently a Japanese national. Those Japanese who signed up to fight with the US armed forces during WorldWarII were put together in one unit. That unit earned more medals and Medals of Honor per head than any other in any branch of service.

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* RetiredBadass: RetiredBadass:
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Mr. Miyagi, who'd earned medals in WorldWarII, including the ''Medal of Honor''.
** Some
Honor''. (Some TruthInTelevision and FridgeBrilliance there, given Miyagi is apparently a Japanese national. Those Japanese who signed up to fight with the US armed forces during WorldWarII were put together in one unit. That unit earned more medals and Medals of Honor per head than any other in any branch of service.
26th Sep '15 9:13:35 AM DrSlide
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* CoolCar: Miyagi has several.

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* CoolCar: Miyagi has several.several and lets Daniel pick one of them as a birthday present.
26th Sep '15 9:10:32 AM DrSlide
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A series of five films beginning in 1984. Following a similar pattern to the first ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' movie (and featuring the same director) it focused on a student-master relationship between Daniel Larusso and Mr. Miyagi, whose name came [[PersonAsVerb to be slang]] for a type of RetiredBadass. The first three films starred Ralph Macchio as Daniel and Pat Morita as Miyagi. Creator/HilarySwank played a new "Karate Kid" in the fourth movie.

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A series of five films beginning in 1984. Following a similar pattern to the first ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' movie (and featuring the same director) it focused on a student-master relationship between Daniel Larusso and Mr. Miyagi, whose name came [[PersonAsVerb to be slang]] for a type of RetiredBadass. The first three films starred Ralph Macchio as Daniel and Pat Morita as Miyagi. Creator/HilarySwank played a new "Karate Kid" in the fourth movie.
movie, and Jaden Smith (son of Creator/WillSmith) and JackieChan starred in a 2010 reboot.
21st Aug '15 5:33:27 PM nombretomado
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* JapaneseHonorifics: Miyagi always appends ''-san'' to Daniel's name. A minor mistake, as ''-kun'' would be more appropriate to their relationship. It would also be more correctly applied to his family name, not his given name.
18th Jun '15 1:16:43 PM Morgenthaler
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