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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.

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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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The Sheriff couldn't...the F.B.I. couldn't...but the 'Little Dragons' CAN! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

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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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Little Dragons = a little entertainment
9 February 2007 | by goldies97See all my reviews

I saw Little Dragons in a late night viewing once and thought it was goofy fun in the same vein as Bad News Bears and Six Pack. I really think this film could work for kids today. If it was released on DVD I think it would sell moderately well what with the new Mutant Ninja Turtles animated flick coming to theaters soon. Okay, so it's obvious I have a selfish aim of getting this on DVD and couldn't find any other way to express that in words. I could dramatically get on my knees and beg.....

*gets on knees and begs*

There. Embarrassed myself for this mediocre film. Just at least send a copy to my house.

EDIT: had to. Just learned this is out on DVD under the title Karate Kids USA in the 50 movie pack Martial Arts from Mill Creek. So if you looked this up here on IMDb.com then go get that pack! 50 flicks for about $16! It's insane. And you'll go insane by the time you've viewed them all.


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