Karate Kids USA (1979)
Karate Kids follows Brothers, Zack and Woody (portrayed by real-life brothers Chris Petersen (actor) and Patrick Petersen). They are young karate students who embark on a weekend camping trip with their grandfather J.J. (Charles Lane (actor)). Along the way they meet a new friend, Carol Forbinger (Sally Boyden (singer)) and her parents (Rick Lenz and Sharon Clark). When the Forbinger family encounters a tough-talking backwoods mother (Ann Sothern) and her two bumbling sons (Joe Spinell and John Davis Chandler) who decide to hold Carol captive believing they can collect a sizeable ransom, the “karate kids” must find a way to use their martial arts skills to rescue the Forbinger girl with a little help from their grandfather and some new friends they meet along the way.
Cast and Crew:
Directed by Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential, 8 Mile), co-written by Alan Ormsby (Cat People, Children Shouldn`t Play With Dead Things) with the legendary actors Ann Sothern and Joe Spinell (Maniac) and Chris Petersen.