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Ralph Macchio pins “Karate Kid’s” legacy to its beautiful story

Hollywoodnews.com: Ralph Macchio, 48, the original star of “The Karate Kid” is on the fence about the Sony re-boot.

“Once I got past the fact that there’s a whole new generation, it was more about, ‘OK, you can retell this story because it’s a beautiful story,’” said Macchio who played the story’s lead protag Daniel Larusso who learns the ways of Karate to defend himself from Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), “It’s a testament to the legacy that we created that we didn’t even know we were creating. I don’t look at it as the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. It’s not the passing of the torch as much as it is the celebration of a great story.”

Speaking to MSNBC, Macchio mentioned that the first “Karate Kid” didn’t have a star-studded premiere.

“It (the film) was a little sleeper. I spoke to the writer [Robert Mark Kamen] earlier and he said, ‘Tell me how the after party is. Ours lasted 26 years.’” Macchio exclaimed. Looking back Macchio says it was all “magic,” and no one knew what a classic the film would become.

The first “The Karate Kid” opened in June 1984 and went on to make over $90 million – a huge amount in its day at the box office. Summer 1986’s “The Karate Kid Part II” was even bigger with a gross of $115.1 million, however, sequelitis soon set into the franchise with 1989’s “The Karate Kid Part III” domestic B.O. plummeting to $39 million.

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  • June 10, 2010 | Permalink |

    waAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ralph still looks babyish at 48!!!!!!!!!!! omg hes still cute waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa luv him since hi school lol

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