The Karate Kid, 1984

Director

John G Avildsen

Cast

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Trivia

The 2010 revamp of The Karate Kid, with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, moves the action to Beijing

John G Avildsen directs another underdog to sporting triumph under the tutelage of an old master in Rocky

The Karate Kid location: South Seas Apartment, Saticoy Street, Reseda, California

The Karate Kid location: the Kid’s apartment: South Seas Apartment, Saticoy Street, Reseda, California

Basically, Rocky remade as a teen movie, and by the same director, too.

Moving to Los Angeles, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio lives in the San Fernando Valley, north of the city, where his apartment is 19223 Saticoy Street, Reseda. His high school is Charles Evans Hughes Junior High School, 5607 Capistrano at Philiprim Street, Woodland Hills.

The opening of the movie was filmed around Sedona, Arizona.

In Karate Kid II, Pat Morita flies back to Japan to see his ailing father, and finds there are old scores to settle. The island of Oahu, Hawaii, stands in for ‘Japan’.

The Karate Kid III location: Ennis-Brown House, Glendower Avenue, Los Feliz, Los Angeles

The Karate Kid III location: the villain’s hideout: Ennis-Brown House, Glendower Avenue, Los Feliz, Los Angeles

Old rivalries are warmed over again in the second sequel, Karate Kid III. Villain Thomas Ian Griffith’s stylish home is the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ennis-Brown House, 2607 Glendower Avenue, Los Feliz, Los Angeles, seen in many movies, including the original 1958 House on Haunted Hill.




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