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The Little Dragons (1979)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 18 July 1980 (USA)
A grandfather takes his two young grandsons on a camping trip for their karate tournament, and become involved in a kidnapping by a poor country family that lives in the woods.

Director:

Curtis Hanson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Lane ... J.J.
Ann Sothern ... Angel
Chris Petersen Chris Petersen ... Zack
Pat Petersen Pat Petersen ... Woody
Sally Boyden ... Carol
Rick Lenz ... Dick Forbinger
Sharon Clark Sharon Clark ... Ruth Forbinger (as Sharon Weber)
Joe Spinell ... Yancey
John Davis Chandler ... Carl (as John Chandler)
Clifford A. Pellow Clifford A. Pellow ... Sheriff
Stephen Young ... Lunsford
Pat E. Johnson ... Karate Instructor (as Pat Johnson)
Bong Soo Han Bong Soo Han ... Karate Master (as Master Bong Soo Han)
Donnie Williams Donnie Williams ... Motorcycle Leader
Tony Bill ... Niles
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A grandfather takes his two young grandsons on a camping trip for their karate tournament, and become involved in a kidnapping by a poor country family that lives in the woods.

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Karate Kids to the Rescue!!! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Karate Kids USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eastwind See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Goofs

The piece of wood that Carl has is precut to break where Woody kicks it. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Family Home Entertainment VHS that was released in the 80s, mainly as a children's title, has all of the swearing deleted. See more »

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Edited into Tela Class: Em Busca de um Show (2007) See more »

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All I can say is "wow"
19 September 2007 | by ismisunderstoodSee all my reviews

So...bought this for a "bad movie night". Picked it up for $1 at Wal-Mart. I loved it. Not because it's good...oh no...this is the second worst movie I have ever seen. (Want a REALLY bad movie? Check out "Manos and the Hands of Fate". If nothing else, it's included in an episode of MST3K) There is a plot to this one at least...psycho hillbillies kidnap a girl, and a couple of kids have to save her since the local police (and the FBI) are completely incompetent.

Not sure this was supposed to be a comedy...I sure laughed a lot though. The acting is downright flat...except the hillbillies, which are WAY over the top. The fight scenes are the furthest thing from realistic...I sure hope it was meant to be that way! All in all, if you see it on sale for $1 or less, and have 90ish minutes to kill, go ahead and grab it. I wouldn't recommend paying much more then that though. I promise you'll only want to watch this one once.


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