Top 5 The Karate Kid Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The 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 The Karate Kid film message.

Ali knows how to properly tie an obi because her ex-boyfriend Johnny would have shown her how

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"

The Karate Kid Hidden Details

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.

The Karate Kid poster
The Karate Kid poster

The Karate Kid Plot

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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The 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, Drama, Family, Sport
Director John G. Avildsen
Stars Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove
IMDB score 7.2