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Q&A with ''Karate Kid'''s Ralph Macchio

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Yes, he’s got the ”wax on, wax off” car in storage. No, you’re not the first to ask him to ”do the crane.” Mr. Miyagi’s prize pupil Daniel-san riffs on The Karate Kid Collection.

The commentary on the first film is fun!

We never had a formal premiere, so that was the first time I saw it with [Oscar nominee] Pat Morita, [writer] Robert Kamen, and [director] John Avildsen. They’re bringing in sake, and I’m like, No, by the third act it’ll be truth serum.

Afraid you’d admit you named your son Daniel?

He’s 9. He takes a decent amount of pride in that. My daughter’s 12, so she’ll start hating me any day.

What’s more painful to watch: that roundhouse kick you took to the face, or your lusty kiss with Elisabeth Shue?

The vacuum kiss. We practiced. It was like, ”This is the ’80s! We don’t want it to be little and sweet!” What were we thinking?

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