Top 13 Karate Kid Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Karate Kid facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Karate Kid film message.

Karate Kid (1984) when Miyagi and Daniel leave the Kobra Kai doji, Miyagi never turns his back on his opponent, perceiving a threat and protects Daniel as they walk out
Karate Kid (1984) when Miyagi and Daniel leave the Kobra Kai doji, Miyagi never turns his back on his opponent, perceiving a threat and protects Daniel as they walk out
There is a Cobra Kai student with a broken arm from his fight with Mr. Miyagi. If that isn't dedication, I don't know what is
There is a Cobra Kai student with a broken arm from his fight with Mr. Miyagi. If that isn't dedication, I don't know what is

Karate Kid Hidden Details

Danielsan is lamenting not having a costume while in Miyagi's workshop. The whole time his costume is hanging right behind him.

1 - Daniel replies to Mr Miyagi that why couldn't he use a fly swatter instead of the chopsticks. In The Karate Kid (2010), Mr Han uses a fly swatter.
Daniel replies to Mr Miyagi that why couldn't he use a fly swatter instead of the chopsticks. In The Karate Kid (2010), Mr Han uses a fly swatter.
1 - Daniel's "be invisible" shower costume at the Halloween dance is foreshadowed by random junk hanging on the wall in Miyagi's workshop, in the scene immediately before.
Daniel's "be invisible" shower costume at the Halloween dance is foreshadowed by random junk hanging on the wall in Miyagi's workshop, in the scene immediately before.

When Daniel is going to find Ali at the arcade, the love meter next to him is lit up at "Uncontrollable"

1 - Daniel is beaten up by a group in front of a sign that says "Help! Stop"
Daniel is beaten up by a group in front of a sign that says "Help! Stop"

Cobra Kai is seemingly the only dojo allowed multiple entrants into Daniel's division of the karate tournament.

1 - And its sequels The Karate Kid 2 (1986), The Karate Kid 3 (1989) & The Next Karate Kid (1994), each contain a dance scene attended by the protagonist.
And its sequels The Karate Kid 2 (1986), The Karate Kid 3 (1989) & The Next Karate Kid (1994), each contain a dance scene attended by the protagonist.

The first friend that Daniel makes is wearing a shirt that says "Makin' Bacon" with two pigs having intercourse.

When the Cobra Kai are chasing Daniel through the field, you can see the fog machine in the upper part of the frame (0:16)

1 - When Daniel Meets His New Friend Freddy in Karate Kid (1984), Freddy's Shirt Shows Two Pigs "Makin' Bacon"
When Daniel Meets His New Friend Freddy in Karate Kid (1984), Freddy's Shirt Shows Two Pigs "Makin' Bacon"

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Karate Kid. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Sport
Director Abraham Cruz
Stars Tony Ferrer, Bernard Belleza, Vilma Valera, Steve Alcarado
IMDB score 6.4