The Karate Child tells you all the things that it’s good to know concerning the film: it’s a couple of child… who does karate. Excellent. Extra tv present and film titles must be that literal (it’s one among many the reason why Dunston Checks In is a cinema traditional). However as star Ralph Macchio revealed throughout Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Present, director John G. Avildsen initially needed to go together with a unique, extra complicated title.
In a phase known as “The Final Word,” Macchio was requested to clear up rumors involving The Karate Child, together with whether or not the actor preferred the title. “I thought, and I was not the only one who thought, it was kind of a hokey, kind of a cheesy title for a movie being directed by the guy who made Rocky,” he advised host Jimmy Fallon. “But maybe it was foreshadowing. Maybe I thought if I ever got the part I’d have to carry the damn thing for the rest of my life.” The title may have been a lot worse, although: “I think John Avildsen, our director, said maybe it’s East Meets West in West?” Yikes. If The Karate Child had been known as East Meets West in West, it most likely wouldn’t have develop into an ’80s traditional and there can be no Cobra Kai, which is an actual “darkest timeline” state of affairs. I’m curious to listen to Avildsen’s pitch for an alternate title for My Cousin Vinny, one other Macchio film. Harmless Till Confirmed Vinny doesn’t have the identical ring to it, y’know?
You may watch The Tonight Present clip above.