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Ralph Macchio

Ralph Macchio

This 1980’s Teen heartthrob with boyish goods looks, gained international fame after starring in the hugely successful teen action flick “The Karate Kid” (1984). Other notable films include, “Up The Academy” (1980), “The Outsiders” (1993), “Teachers” (1984),“Crossroads” (1986), “Distant Thunder”
(1988), “Too Much Sun” (1991) & “My Cousin Vinny” (1992).

Ralph Macchio Fact File :

Birth Name: Ralph George Macchio

Date Of Birth: 4th November 1961

Place Of Birth:
Huntington, Long Island, New York, USA

Height: 5’ 9”

Spouse: Phyllis Fierro (1987 - Present)

Children: Julie (1992), Daniel (1996)

Film Debut: “Up The Academy” (1980)

TV Series: “Eight Is Enough” (1980 -81)

Signature Film: “The Karate Kid” (1984)

Trivia: In the 1970’s Ralph was featured in a number of TV commericals for “Dr. Pepper” soft drinks & “Bubble Yum”.

Right: Movie Poster featuring Ralph Macchio in his signature film role, “The Karate Kid” (1984). 3 sequels follwed, the first 2 starring Ralph & last 1 starred Oscar Winner Hilary Swank.

The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid
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Ralph Macchio’s Top 10 Movies on DVD :

The Karate Kid Collection Box Set [DVD] DVD
First, an old Asian martial arts master teaches a high school kid how to defend himself against local bullies in "The Karate Kid" (1984). Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki "Pat" Morita star in a delightful and inspiring tale from director John Avildsen ("Rocky"); with Martin Kove, Elisabeth Shue, William Zabka. Then, "The Karate Kid Part II" (1986) continues the adventures of Daniel (Macchio) and his mentor Miyagi (Morita), as the duo journeys to Okinawa, where each must face a challenge of honor. Tamlyn Tomita co-stars. Next, "The Karate Kid Part III" (1989) finds an unprincipled karate instructor undermining the friendship of Mr. Miyagi and Daniel and luring the Kid into a deadly, rigged match. Macchio, Morita, Kove, Thomas Ian Griffith star.

Crossroads [DVD](1986) DVD
Featuring elements of fantasy, this warm-hearted drama stars Ralph Macchio as a spoiled young classical guitarist whose interest in the blues takes him on the road with an elderly sideman. As the unlikely pair travel to the Mississippi Delta, they are brought together by their shared love for music. Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton co-star; score by Ry Cooder. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Japanese.

Distant Thunder [DVD](1988) DVD
A troubled Vietnam vet living in seclusion in a Washington rain forest defends himself from emotional and physical assaults during a reunion with his son. A moving drama of exile and reconciliation starring John Lithgow and Ralph Macchio. 113 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English.

Naked In New York [DVD](1994) DVD
Touching romantic comedy about an aspiring young playwright (Eric Stoltz) who recounts his life, career and stormy relationship with a photographer (Mary-Louise Parker). Produced by Martin Scorsese, the film features a fine ensemble cast that includes Ralph Macchio, Tony Curtis, Kathleen Turner and Timothy Dalton. 91 min.

Forever Together [DVD](1999) DVD
In this heartwarming romantic fantasy, a shy high schooler gets advice on winning the heart of his dream girl from a quirky jazz musician, who has a secret romance of his own to pursue, that he meets in a cemetery. Bryan Burke, Michelle Trachtenberg, Ralph Macchio and Rachel Ticotin star. AKA: "Can't Be Heaven." 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: Spanish; trailer; scene access.

A Good Night To Die [DVD](2003) DVD
In the tradition of "Pulp Fiction" comes a flashback-packed crime drama following a day in the life of New York hit man Ronnie. After learning that his young protege August has been marked for execution, the gangster embarks on a dangerous mission to save his pal's life. What follows is an inventive tale crammed with oddball crooks and other memorable characters. Michael Rapaport, Gary Stretch, Deborah Harry star. 98 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English, Spanish; theatrical trailer.


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The Outsiders (1983)
The Karate Kid (1984)

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