Ralph Maccio and Pat Morita’s Karate Kid Audition Tapes


These are fun to watch. See Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita here about their characters and then audition for the parts that they would land in the Karate Kid. The crosscutting that the poster of the video did is awesome.

Did you know that Kyle Eastwood and Toshiro Mifune auditioned for these same roles?


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2 thoughts on “Ralph Maccio and Pat Morita’s Karate Kid Audition Tapes

  1. CA Darlaw says:

    Oh what a cool find!!! Ralph Macchio never seems to age, does he?lol
    I just love seeing the audition tapes from my favorite films – after seeing the one from Henry Thomas’ E.T. audition, (the “don’t take my friend away from me” scene), I think I literally started crying :)

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