Six Degrees Movie Connection: Training Camp

June 17, 2011

by Dave Umbricht

Two weeks until tourney time – and right now Mags appears to be the frontrunner.  Why?  because she has been the only one brave enought to enter this death match.  Will you let her take the prize without any competition?  Are you afraid that she may use the stars of Love Actually in a way that no human could ever conceive possible?

Email me at to enter now.

But before we get there, let’s play a game.  In honor of all of your hard training, take us from Mr. Miyagi to whatever they named Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid remake.  Pat Morita to Jackie Chan.

Pat Morita

Pat Morita


Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

Dave Umbricht loves his family, movies and the NBA (in that order). His unexplainable, genetic attraction to movies flourished in the early ’80s thanks to Siskel and Ebert. It’s also believed Dave was the only 8-year-old to know of My Dinner with Andre, even though he didn’t see it until he was 28. In the ’90s he wrote three awful screenplays, including next summer’s Cowboys and Aliens (or at least a script with the same title). He still can’t dunk a basketball.

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3 comments on “Six Degrees Movie Connection: Training Camp

  1. Sweep the leg…. OK, I think you can do it like this… Pat Morita was in Thoroughly Modern Millie with Julie Andrews, who was in the Sound of Music with Christopher Plummer, who was in Dolores Claibourne with John C Reilly, who was in Talladega Nights, the Ballad of Ricky Bobby with Will Ferrell, who was in Starsky and Hutch with Owen Wilson, who was in Shanghai Nights with Jackie Chan. But I’m sure there’s a shorter route…

  2. Pat Morita to Jackie Chan: Pat Morita to Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid), Macchio to Joe Peschi (My Cousin Vinny), Peschi to Jet Li (Lethal Weapon 4), Li to Jackie Chan (Forbidden Kingdom).

    Now, The Karate Kid to the Karate Kid! Morita to Macchio (Karate Kid), Macchio to Marissa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny), Tomei to Heather Graham (The Guru), Graham to Will Smith (Hello ‘Six Degrees of Seperation’!) Smith to Jaden Smith (Pursuit of Happyness), Smith to Jackie Chan (The Karate Kid).

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