Let's Talk - Movies
Episode 15: The Karate Kid (1984) - Scene-By-Scene Breakdown
Jason Connell and Sal Rodriguez break down the classic movie and talk about catching flies, John G. Avildsen’s connection to the Rocky franchise, and how Pat Morita went from Happy Days to the Academy Awards.
* Daniel lives at the South Seas apartments, not the Seven Seas as mistakenly mentioned in the episode.
Synopsis: A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.
Director: John G. Avildsen
Writer: Robert Mark Kamen
Cinematographer: James Crabe
Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Randee Heller, Martin Kove, William Zabka
Composer: Bill Conti
Original Episode: S01E16 & S01E15
Recorded: 02-07-22 & 06-17-19
Studio: Just Curious Media
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