Oral History of 'The Karate Kid' with Ralph Macchio and William Zabka | Rotten Tomatoes

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Back in 1984, a scrappy kid from New Jersey named Daniel LaRusso moved cross-country to California's San Fernando Valley and squared off against a gang of bullies with the help of his apartment building's Okinawan maintenance man. More than 30 years later, the film's legacy lives on in the ISpost Premium original series 'Cobra Kai,' which flips the script and asks, "What if Daniel was the bad guy all along?" 'Cobra Kai' stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka recently sat down with Rotten Tomatoes to reminisce about the original film, talking about their relationships with the late Pat Morita (Mr. Miyagi) and Martin Kove (John Kreese), their casting auditions, and what it was like filming the iconic climactic fight. Thankfully, the two remain friends to this day, and their love for the franchise still runs strong.
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Ummæli
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Miguel Rodriguez
Miguel Rodriguez 2 mánuðum síðan
@Dominic Sandine Willam and Ralph were buddies,but Johnny and Daniel are not buddies until the end of the 1984 film.
gold nutter
gold nutter 4 mánuðum síðan
Amazing :D thanks RT
D Legionnaire
D Legionnaire 6 mánuðum síðan
THE MERCENARY NOW ON DVD AND ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO..................................................MARCH OR DIE ex 2 REPTILE FFL
Jordana Beaulieu
Jordana Beaulieu 9 mánuðum síðan
I remember watching the Karate Kid and could not believe Ralph Macchio was 22 years old when the movie came out. The guy looked like 14!!😊
Mike Huckleberry
Mike Huckleberry 10 mánuðum síðan
They should bring Johnny's friends back
Ryan Jagpal
Ryan Jagpal 19 klukkustundum síðan
Daniel: I might see her soon Yes, near end season 3
Bella B
Bella B 4 dögum síðan
You can tell they both still get giddy around “Ali” lol😍😂❤️
Ryan Authier
Ryan Authier 11 dögum síðan
Wow they both look so good
megan williams
megan williams 15 dögum síðan
I just realised after Johnny says you're all right, LaRusso. Daniel replies with thanks a lot never realised that before.
Listonosz
Listonosz 17 dögum síðan
Song 1:36?
Joe McLarnon
Joe McLarnon 17 dögum síðan
Love the fact they were best mates in real life, makes the movie 10 times better.
Christopher Lowthian
Christopher Lowthian 18 dögum síðan
Wonderful movie and I will never get sick of it. I have been have been ubsessed with the Karate Kid movie ever since I was a little kid. I watched it with my Grandmother all the time. That’s one movie that will never get old. Cobra Kai cannot beat the Karate Kid!
Thiedel Thiam
Thiedel Thiam 18 dögum síðan
Oh Ralph.. still looking fine as ever 😍
Nospammonkey
Nospammonkey 21 degi síðan síðan
Daniel - san
Indradhanush
Indradhanush 23 dögum síðan
Two eternal enemies from 80sss . Finally together..!!!
Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson 23 dögum síðan
I remember saving money for 5 weeks to buy one of the drums from the 2nd movie..
däddÄe pîg
däddÄe pîg 25 dögum síðan
I don't know if I could ever imagine the cast being different Ralph is the perfect Daniel William is the perfect Johnny 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Manny Mandem
Manny Mandem 27 dögum síðan
I bet fake IDs never worked for Ralph
Santiago Jacob Aguillon torres
Santiago Jacob Aguillon torres 27 dögum síðan
Ralf machchio bets
Entertainment Channel OZ
Entertainment Channel OZ 29 dögum síðan
The Cobra Kai Series only went ahead due to these 2 guys still looking pretty good for there age and fitness, if they had let themselves go it would have been a different story
Martin Poole
Martin Poole Mánuði síðan
It Was an illegal kick!
isaac emerson10
isaac emerson10 Mánuði síðan
Danny: “Ow, ow, Mr. Myagi, I can’t fight, he kicked me in the balls. I can’t go on.” Mr. Myagi: rubs hands together
Maexii
Maexii Degi Síðan síðan
oh no
Ford guy
Ford guy Mánuði síðan
It’s funny how zabbka was always plays the villain but he seems like a good dude
Unknown Male
Unknown Male Mánuði síðan
I am glad for both of these actors. A 1984 film had such a cult following that it came back 33 yrs later. Amazing and well deserved.
Маки хД
Маки хД Mánuði síðan
Jhonny and Daniel still talking about the events of 1984? Man these guys really cant get over their past...
Mark J
Mark J Mánuði síðan
You're kidding!! Johnny only trained for 3months! I was sure he was an experienced martial artist - he executed all those moves like a pro...I've done martial arts when I was younger and I know people who trained for several years and could not move like he could
Krista Turner
Krista Turner Mánuði síðan
Ralph Macchio is such an amazing storyteller, every interview I get more of the story! Thank you guys for sharing your stories! Love you both soooo much! Watching Karate kid now as a johnny Lawrence fan I am flabbergasted!
Krista Turner
Krista Turner Mánuði síðan
Ralph Macchio and Billy Zabka are amazing story tellers! Love watching all of these videos and seeing different parts of the stories! Thank you guys for sharing your stories! Love you both soooo much! Watching Karate kid now as a johnny Lawrence fan I am fabergasted!
Maria Enrica
Maria Enrica Mánuði síðan
Macchio still has the same smile
Kalan Riley Castro
Kalan Riley Castro Mánuði síðan
Where is Mike
Scythian
Scythian Mánuði síðan
Ralph talks about Pat Morita just like Danny talks about Mr. Miyagi in Cobra Kai. Their chemistry worked so well.
Faded Blue
Faded Blue Mánuði síðan
ralphs smile is so wholesome
Robert Sloan Jr
Robert Sloan Jr Mánuði síðan
For the love of God - cast someone who actually knows karate
Wavyy
Wavyy Mánuði síðan
Matthew 3:2
Wavyy
Wavyy Mánuði síðan
Repent Jesus Christ is coming soon
Tommy Larsen
Tommy Larsen Mánuði síðan
So Daniel did Coke while audition? 😊
Chizzle Roc
Chizzle Roc Mánuði síðan
I still see them acting rn lmfao. I swear this looks like cobra Kia acting.
A Z
A Z Mánuði síðan
Oral history
T-MUSTAFA 33
T-MUSTAFA 33 Mánuði síðan
Maybe he dated Elisabeth Shue in real life that kiss lol. French
T-MUSTAFA 33
T-MUSTAFA 33 Mánuði síðan
I like the second Karate Kid it was good. The movie was in Hawaii not Okinawa.
Ειρηνη Βαλερη
Ειρηνη Βαλερη Mánuði síðan
Watch the cobra kai its the best
Tyler Wild
Tyler Wild Mánuði síðan
It's weird to see them be friends
B Mull
B Mull Mánuði síðan
They don't make movies like this no more. Will always be a classic . Like the goonies
Get Real
Get Real Mánuði síðan
One of my favorite movies of all time. A sincere thanks to all who were involved.
mellow
mellow Mánuði síðan
7:55 he knew what he was doing
The 82s
The 82s Mánuði síðan
RIP Pat Morita
Finn Ister
Finn Ister Mánuði síðan
"You're alright, Larusso !"... proof that Johnny never was a dick in the first place.
Tt Root
Tt Root Mánuði síðan
He’s going be 80 and looking 50
TKatGAMING
TKatGAMING Mánuði síðan
Fun fact: Ralph Macchio was 22 when he first acted as LaRusso and William Zabka was 18 when he first acted as Johnny
rolltide09ful
rolltide09ful Mánuði síðan
I don’t why in cobra Kai that they never address Johnny as a all valley champ...
Issac Gutierrez
Issac Gutierrez Mánuði síðan
How is ralph 59
Danial Atif
Danial Atif Mánuði síðan
Oral....history....
C A
C A Mánuði síðan
Ali was the biggest disappointment...or the biggest reality call in the transition from KK1 to KK2, Daniel goes through all that and she still leaves...there`s a lesson in that boys, learn it!
Leinad Zehcnas
Leinad Zehcnas Mánuði síðan
6:23 "But I like that" mmhhh....sounds familiar
Isnipe4 Fun
Isnipe4 Fun Mánuði síðan
Bro I can’t believe he was 22 during this movie
Cooper
Cooper Mánuði síðan
I'd struggle to think of a film that beats this in my all time favourite movies. It summed up every dream and reality for me in life. And was more than karate it was hope and really taught me alot in life. It's such a great film.
Jetli333
Jetli333 Mánuði síðan
😎😁😁💕
MindyKay
MindyKay Mánuði síðan
William Zabka is SUCH a good actor! Who knew!?!?
One-Eye
One-Eye Mánuði síðan
Ralph Macchio refuses to age. What the f**k?
fooltube9999
fooltube9999 Mánuði síðan
Jonny is such a good sport after the match. I'm so glad we have Cobra Kai now
Chase !!!
Chase !!! Mánuði síðan
I watch the first two movies but not the last on
Safwan Alavi
Safwan Alavi Mánuði síðan
I just love seeing these two together. :D
BustedChompy
BustedChompy Mánuði síðan
the music in the background sounds like the tune of Burn my Dread in Persona 3
Night
Night Mánuði síðan
9:36 their laughs synced
Barry Gee
Barry Gee Mánuði síðan
Ha oral
Boss0202
Boss0202 Mánuði síðan
So the actor in cobra kai that plays the same kid from the karate kid are the same actors? Just curious
Nass Khan
Nass Khan 6 dögum síðan
Er yeah??
Tasty
Tasty Mánuði síðan
Like peas in a pod.
PABLO ESCOBAR
PABLO ESCOBAR Mánuði síðan
The Beste Movie ever! I love this !
dreqdful
dreqdful Mánuði síðan
plot twist Mr.Miyagi is Sun Tzu :o
cool king ww2 d-day Gillespie
cool king ww2 d-day Gillespie Mánuði síðan
I was born in 84 , this is my favorite movie, I have always thought both were and still are so gorgeous.
Kopie
Kopie Mánuði síðan
Damn, these guys really got good genes, they look like their in their late 30's.
Meryam Husein
Meryam Husein Mánuði síðan
I love how half of the audition Ralph is just whipping his nose
Monkey Boy
Monkey Boy Mánuði síðan
yeah, it's like they just got done snorting a bunch of coke or something.
Jazzy Kebati
Jazzy Kebati Mánuði síðan
Ralph: "Who knows? I may be seeing her soon." Elizabeth as Ali in Cobra Kai season 3
Blahammad Ali
Blahammad Ali Mánuði síðan
They made a cult classic in karate kid and now with Cobra Kai they’ve solidified themselves as legends. The whole world is absolutely going crazy for cobra Kai and karate kid now, it’s great!
Call Me Fizz
Call Me Fizz Mánuði síðan
This man straight foreshadowed season 3 lol
Daniel Gertler
Daniel Gertler Mánuði síðan
Modern Kreese makes original Kreese look like a perfectly sane and polite man.
Rafael Alvarado
Rafael Alvarado Mánuði síðan
You know he was 21 in the first movie That’s why they picked him because he looked so young
Çŏsa ŊosŧЯǺ
Çŏsa ŊosŧЯǺ 2 mánuðum síðan
Johnny legit scared me when I was a kid.
Kelvin Klein
Kelvin Klein 2 mánuðum síðan
What is Ralph saying there.. steawberry cake and?
Kelvin Klein
Kelvin Klein 2 mánuðum síðan
As a teenager boy back those days I had a crush on Daniel. We had the movie on VHS and everytime my family gets visitors we watched that film i sont know why..... I could'nt watch it by my self, don't know why, maybe I was afraid may dad would understand that I liked just watching Daniels beautiful face and was not interested in karate as many of my frinds who watched that movie. So sad..
xGlxck
xGlxck 2 mánuðum síðan
He’s going to be 60 soon😳
Helium Valentine
Helium Valentine 2 mánuðum síðan
That ending always makes me cry. Even right here with just a clip.
Timur Aliev
Timur Aliev 2 mánuðum síðan
1:40 if you look closely, you can see the helmet fall on the floor XD
Mattias Kraft
Mattias Kraft 2 mánuðum síðan
Why does Johnny looks like Tony Hawk the professional skater?
call of duty chile
call of duty chile 2 mánuðum síðan
2:31
Skully
Skully 2 mánuðum síðan
Idk why I thought for a moment the thumbnail was Larusso flippin the bird 😂
Aidan FARRA
Aidan FARRA 2 mánuðum síðan
karate kid is the best movie ever
Hardik Dave
Hardik Dave 2 mánuðum síðan
Cobra Kai is the best story continution ever. Using the exact same actors is just icing on the cake.
CHRISTIAN PRINCE
CHRISTIAN PRINCE 2 mánuðum síðan
I have painful memories around karate kid 3 as I got stood up by a date but watched the movie myself, it was a good movie if not the best, it could have been better as my date was model material, I did get the girl at the end,
jedijones
jedijones 2 mánuðum síðan
How in the hell did they put in a picture of Daniel's girlfriend from Karate Kid 3 when they were talking about Elisabeth Shue? I thought Rotten Tomatoes was a professional outfit.
Space zone
Space zone 2 mánuðum síðan
Let's go William and Ralph!!!
Dwain Hathaway
Dwain Hathaway 2 mánuðum síðan
Ali with an I and Tory with a Y must be mother and daughter!
Nikit Damodaran
Nikit Damodaran 2 mánuðum síðan
Omg
Baltazar Pinon
Baltazar Pinon 2 mánuðum síðan
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MoFro
MoFro 2 mánuðum síðan
it's so weird not seeing them at each other's throats like they were in the movie
RAG3 Xbox
RAG3 Xbox 3 mánuðum síðan
We all need a Mr.Miyagi
Drewski dagu
Drewski dagu 3 mánuðum síðan
Johnny should had been the kk
Caitlin Goudie
Caitlin Goudie 3 mánuðum síðan
9:14 mum it’s ok I’m acting 😂
Diomar Silva da Silva
Diomar Silva da Silva 3 mánuðum síðan
👏👏👏👏👏
Cris C
Cris C 3 mánuðum síðan
Some of these actors in movies that try to kill each other on film are actually close friends in life. It's good to see that they support each to deliver the final product to the audience.
Cheshire Cat
Cheshire Cat Mánuði síðan
What is easy to forget is how much preparation and time goes into these fights and how in tune you must be to punch each other without actually hurting each other. So, the actors playing the characters fighting in the movie will naturally spend a lot of time together and in the course of that become friends. And I totally agree! I love seing those kind of friendships!
GABRIELA ACEVEDO
GABRIELA ACEVEDO Mánuði síðan
Just like in real life William is good friends with Martin Kove.
Kim Chu
Kim Chu 3 mánuðum síðan
6:42 That's not Ali but Jessica from Karate Kid III
Azucena Maturano
Azucena Maturano 3 mánuðum síðan
When dannil was in the video he wipes a lot
UNI MO
UNI MO 3 mánuðum síðan
You guys made my childhood thanks
1Tomrider
1Tomrider 3 mánuðum síðan
Loved Karate Kid and these guys have a real hit in Cobra Kai too! The martial arts scenes are great fun - more damage is inflicted than Ali and Frazier did to each other in the Thrilla in Manilla, but that's OK!
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