History Film / TheKarateKid

18th Nov '16 8:56:20 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheScript: Daniel and his mother moved to California as a result of her new job with Rocket Computers ("Flight to the future!"). The original script reveals why Freddy had "never heard of it" and also sheds some light on why it seems that Mrs. LaRusso might be an employee of the restaurant across from the Cobra Kai dojo. As she shares with Daniel:
-->"They went bankrupt!...[But] listen to this. I walk out of Rocket with the beginning of Excedrin headache one through ten about to come on, and I'm going back to the car when this woman comes flying out of this restaurant, The Orient Express, and she's screaming, 'I quit! I quit!' Right behind her is this guy and he's yelling just as loud, 'You can't quit! You're fired!' It's one minute to noon, people are coming in to lunch, I'm the first but only applicant - I got the job!"
** When Daniel questions her new position as a waitress, his mother clarifies that she is not a waitress. She is a hostess.
8th Nov '16 6:11:18 PM nombretomado
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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, and Jaden Smith (son of Creator/WillSmith) and JackieChan starred in a 2010 reboot.

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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, and Jaden Smith (son of Creator/WillSmith) and JackieChan Creator/JackieChan starred in a 2010 reboot.
22nd Sep '16 5:21:11 AM BigJaredMonkey
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* OrderedToCheat: The former TropeNamer, back when OrderedToCheat was called SweepTheLeg. Kreese first orders Bobby Brown to take out Daniel's knee, then orders Johnny to directly attack the previously injured knee. Neither boy wants to follow the order, but they both comply.
10th Aug '16 6:40:41 PM ShiroAkuma
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** Mr. Miyagi's stereotyped broken English.

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** Mr. Miyagi's stereotyped stereotypical broken English.
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''.
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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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