As the movie concluded I was surprised at how quickly the movie came to an end. I'd say a spoiler alert is coming, but this movie came out in 1984, so spoiler alerts don't apply. :-) There's the crane kick, and two seconds later credits are rolling! LOL! Gotta love the 1980s!
Fun fact one: Pat Morita, who plays Mr. Miyagi, started his career as a stand up comedian! If you pay attention this comes out in some of his lines.
Fun fact two: William Zabka, who plays Johnny, the "bad guy" so to speak, had several cameos in the fantastic TV series How I Met Your Mother, in which he played himself.
Fun fact three: For all parents out there wanting to feel older, the 1984 release of The Karate Kid was closer in years to the end of the Korean War than present day is to the release of The Karate Kid. Have fun with that one!