The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid (1984)

45 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: When Daniel and Miyagi are in Miyagi's house, Miyagi walks away and comes back with a photo and hands it to Daniel. Daniel is holding the photo in his left hand on the corner, but when it cuts, he is now holding it with his right. (01:25:35)


Continuity mistake: When Miyagi leaves Daniel a note to paint the house, the paint brush is visible in the background on the floor. The position of the paintbrush changes in the following shot when Daniel kicks the sheets off the top of the paint tins. (01:10:20)


Continuity mistake: When Johnny is walking away from Ali, the shot cuts to Daniel lying down on the sand, and there are two guys behind him, one with brown hair and a red tie around his head and a blonde guy. In the following shot after the line "Where did you find this guy," the two guys are now shoulder to shoulder with the guy in the yellow shirt. (00:13:35)


Other mistake: In the dojo, one student is instructed to give 60 pushups on his knuckles. He goes to the side of the ring and starts them slowly while the small match starts between two other students. By the time Kreese talks to Miyagi only seconds later after the short match, the kid doing pushups on the side is completely gone although not enough time went by for that many pushups.

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Suggested correction: After Kreese and Johnny talk, Kreese says "Class, we have visitors. Fall in behind me." This includes the kid who was ordered to do the pushups. It's just as well, the kid was struggling to do 10 pushups, there's no way he would have been able to do 60.


Revealing mistake: When Mr. Miyagi beats the Cobra Kai guys dressed like skeletons you can see the stunt double (Fumio Demura) doing it for him.


Miyagi: Wax on... Wax off. Wax on... Wax off.

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Trivia: Daryl Vidal created the crane kick for the movie and was Pat Morita's stunt double during the scene where Miyagi is perfoming the crane kick on the stumps.

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Question: Johnny mentions something about ex-degenerate. I was just curious, what exactly was he talking about?


Chosen answer: He's basically saying that he's going to go "straight-edge" and stop drinking, partying etc. He's going to buckle down and be good. Most likely to win Allie back.

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