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This is an ORIGINAL 1-sheet ADVANCE Printer's Proof copy movie poster measuring a little over 27" x 41". This poster is from Columbia Pictures. It is the Printers copy and it has the color line separation still on the poster. There is one tape mark on the back and it has never been hung or used.

It is ALL original, and a rare Printers Proof Copy style, from the popular 1984 Action Family Drama,

The Karate Kid

A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.

Daniel and his mother move from New Jersey to California. She has a wonderful new job, but Daniel quickly discovers that a dark haired Italian boy with a Jersey accent doesn't fit into the blond surfer crowd. Daniel manages to talk his way out of some fights, but he is finally cornered by several who belong to the same karate school. As Daniel is passing out from the beating he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardener leaps into the fray and save him by outfighting half a dozen teenagers. Miyagi and Daniel soon find out the real motivator behind the boys' violent attitude in the form of their karate teacher. Miyagi promises to teach Daniel karate and arranges a fight at the all-valley tournament some months off. When his training begins, Daniel doesn't understand what he is being shown. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate.

Director: John G. Avildsen

Writer: Robert Mark Kamen

Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue

Cast

Ralph Macchio ... Daniel Larusso
Pat Morita ... Mr. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
Elisabeth Shue ... Ali Mills
Martin Kove ... John Kreese
Randee Heller ... Lucille Larusso
William Zabka ... Johnny Lawrence
Ron Thomas ... Bobby Brown
Rob Garrison ... Tommy
Chad McQueen ... Dutch
Tony O'Dell ... Jimmy
Israel Juarbe ... Freddy Fernandez
William Bassett ... Mr. Mills
Larry B. Scott ... Jerry
Juli Fields ... Susan
Dana Andersen ... Barbara

Classic Block 80's film! Great for the action packed film lover!

Shop with confidence! This is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is has been located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for the OVER 40 years!

MORE INFO ON RALPH MACCHIO: Handsomely featured, Italian-American actor with boyish looks that initially assisted his career, but in more recent years have probably restricted his opportunities at getting stronger, dramatic roles. Started out in various TV commercials in the late 1970s before appearing in the puerile comedy movie Up the Academy (1980), then a regular role in 1980 on the TV series "Eight Is Enough" (1977) followed by a decent performance as teenager "Johhny Cade" in the The Outsiders (1983) based on the popular S.E. Hinton novel about troubled youth.

In 1984, Macchio scored the lead role in the The Karate Kid (1984) directed by Rocky (1976) director John G. Avildsen. The film was a phenomenal success, being highly popular with adults and children alike. The movie spawned two equally popular sequels The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) and The Karate Kid, Part III (1989), both again starring Macchio and Pat Morita, and both directed by Avildsen.

Macchio also starred in the blues road movie Crossroads (1986), featured alongside Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny (1992) and, looking to toughen up his image, Macchio played a hit man in A Good Night to Die (2003). Arguably, movie audiences still identify Macchio very strongly with his "Karate Kid" role, but as his features have gained a more weathered, adult edge, he has found opportunities and positive reviews from appearances in stage productions showcasing his acting talent. It would be great to see this versatile actor score some broader and more challenging film roles.

This item is part of Backlot Movie Memorabilia and collectibles in-store inventory from our shop which is located in the heart of Hollywood, where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!!!

KARATE KID Original 1-Sheet ADVANCE Movie POSTER RALPH MACCHIO Pat Morita PRINT
Item #BMM0004277