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The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid is a 1984 film about a boy who, after being beaten by local bullies using karate, becomes a student of a mild-mannered handyman who also happens to be a karate master.

Directed by John G. Avildsen. Written by Robert Mark Kamen. Starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita.
Only the Old One could teach him the secrets of the masters. Taglines

Mr. Kesuke MiyagiEdit

  • Daniel-san, you much humor!
  • Daniel-san, you look revenge. That way you start by digging two grave!
  • [repeated line to Daniel] Look eye! Always look eye!
  • To make honey, young bee need young flower, not old prune.
  • First learn balance. Balance good, karate good, everything good. Balance bad, might as well pack up, go home.

OthersEdit

  • Kreese: We do not train to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak. Here, in the streets, in competition. A man confronts you, he is the enemy. An enemy deserves no mercy. What is the problem, Mr. Lawrence?
  • Tommy: Get him a body bag, yeah!

DialogueEdit

Lucille: California, here we come! California...oh, what is the matter, Daniel? You don't like my singing?
Daniel: I don't like the song, Ma.
Lucille halts her station wagon in from of apartment complex which will become the new Larusso residence
Lucille: This is it, Daniel, end of the line!
Daniel: You're telling me.
Lucille: Will you look at those palm trees? Damn! You know what this means?
Daniel: Yeah. Watch out for falling coconuts.
Lucille unpacks the car while Daniel looks around new apartment complex
Freddy: Hey, are you new here?
Daniel: Yeah, I came from Newark, New Jersey. My name's Daniel Larusso.
Freddy: I'm Freddy Fernandez. Welcome to California. Offers handshake to Daniel Hey, we were having an end-of-summer clambake on the beach tommorrow night, want to come?
Daniel: Sure!
Daniel looks for an apartment, while passing a woman holding a small dog
Woman: This place is a dump. You should return to Newark!
Daniel: How did you know I was from Newark?
Woman: I overheard your conversation with Freddy. I'm a Jersey girl myself, from Parsippany. I never should have left.
Daniel: Parsippany? I got an Uncle Louie from Parsippany!
Woman: Louis Fontini?
Daniel: No, Louie Larusso.
Woman: Don't know him.

Kreese: Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it?
Cobra Kai: No, Sensei!
Kreese: Pain does not exist in this dojo, does it?
Cobra Kai: No, Sensei!
Kreese: Defeat does not exist in this dojo, does it?
Cobra Kai: No, Sensei!
Kreese: Prepare! What do we study here?
Cobra Kai: The way of the fist, sir!
Kreese: And what is that way?
Cobra Kai: Strike first, strike hard, no mercy, sir!
Kreese: I can't hear you!
Cobra Kai: Strike first, strike hard, no mercy, sir!

Kreese: Class, we have visitors. Fall in behind me.
Cobra Kai students assemble behind John Kreese, who angrily approaches Daniel and Miyagi.
Kreese: I hear you jumped some of my students last night.
Mr. Miyagi: Afraid facts mixed up.
Kreese: You calling Mr. Lawrence a liar?
Mr. Miyagi: No call no one nothing.
Kreese: What are you here for old man?
Mr. Miyagi: Come ask leave boy alone.
Kreese: What's the matter? The boy can't take care of his own problems?
Mr. Miyagi: One to one problem, yes. Five to one problem, too much to ask anyone.
Kreese: Is that what's bothering you? The odds? Well, we can fix that. Feel like a match Mr. Lawrence?
Johnny: Yes sensei!
Mr. Miyagi: No more fighting.
Kreese: This is a karate dojo not a knitting class! You don't come in here, drop a challenge and leave old man. Now, you get the boy on the mat or else you and I are going to have a major problem.
Mr. Miyagi: Too much advantage, your dojo.
JKreese: Name a place.
Mr. Miyagi: Tournament.
Kreese: (chuckles) You've got real nerve old man, real nerve. But I think we can accommodate you. Can't we Mr. Lawrence?
Johnny: Yes sensei.
Kreese: Fall in. (Johnny gets back in line)
Mr. Miyagi: Ask one more small request.
Kreese: Make it fast.
Mr. Miyagi: Ask leave boy alone to train.
Kreese: (chuckles) You're a pushy little bastard ain't ya? But I like that. I like that! All right, no one touches the prima donna until the tournament. Is that understood?
Cobra Kai: Yes sensei!
Kreese: But if you don't show, then it's open season on him...and you.

Daniel is bicycling home when he is approached by the Cobra Gang on motorcycles
Dutch: Looking for a shortcut back to Newark, Daniel?
Johnny: No, he wants to learn karate! Well, here's your first lesson: how to take a fall!
Dutch: Don't think about the pain.
Cobras shove Daniel into ravine then ride away laughing uproariously. Daniel trudges home then throws the bike in a dumpster.
Daniel: This damn bike. I hate this bike. I hate this frigging bike. Stupid bike.
Lucille: Daniel! What's the matter? Why did you throw your bike away?
Daniel: Because I felt like it, Mom.
Lucille: Please look at me when I'm talking to you (sees Daniel's bruises) Oh my god! Can you tell me what's going on and don't tell me about another bike accident!
Daniel: What do you want to hear mom?
Lucille: I want to hear the truth!
Daniel: No you don't want to hear the truth. All you want to hear is how great it is. Well, it may be great to you but it SUCKS for me! I hate this place! I HATE IT!! I just want to go home! Why can't we just go home?
Lucille: Look at me, I cannot help you unless you tell me what's wrong!
Daniel: I gotta take karate! That's it!
Lucille: You took karate!
Daniel: No, not at the Y. At a good school.
Lucille: But, fighting doesn't solve anything Daniel.
Daniel: Well, neither does palm trees mom.
Lucille: That's not fair!
Daniel: Like it was fair coming over here without asking me how I felt about it. Right, that was really fair.
Lucille: You're right. I should've asked.
Daniel: Well I just want to go home. That's it. I don't understand the rules here and I want to go home.
Lucille: Let's clean you up and maybe we can figure out the rules here together. What about your bike?
Daniel: It's safer taking a bus. Why cant we just go home? Why can't we just go home and forget this place?
He and his mother go upstairs. Their argument was overheard by Mr. Miyagi, who emerges from his office, troubled over Daniel's problem.

Daniel: How come you didn't tell me?
Mr. Miyagi: Tell you what?
Daniel: That you knew karate?
Mr. Miyagi: You never ask?
Daniel: Well, where did you learn it?
Mr. Miyagi: Father.
Daniel: But I thought he was a fisherman.
Mr. Miyagi: In Okinawa, all Miyagi know two things: fish and karate. Karate come from China, sixteenth century, called te, "hand". Hundred year later, Miyagi ancestor bring to Okinawa, call karate. "empty hand".
Daniel: I always thought it came from Buddhist temples and stuff like that.
Mr. Miyagi: You too much TV.
Daniel: That what my mother tells me.

Mr. Miyagi: Fighting always last answer to problem.
Daniel: No offense, Mr Miyajee, but I don't think you understand my problem...
Mr. Miyagi: [interrupting] Mi... ya... gi... understand problem perfect. Your friend, all karate student, eh?
Daniel: Friend? Oh, yeah, those guys.
Mr. Miyagi: Problem: attitude.
Daniel: No the problem is, I'm getting my ass kicked every other day, that's the problem.
Mr. Miyagi: Because boys have bad attitude. Karate for defense only.
Daniel: That's not what these guys are taught.
Mr. Miyagi: Hai - can see. No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher. Teacher say, student do.
Daniel: Oh, great, that solves everything for me. I'll just go down to the school and straighten it out with the teacher, no problem.
Mr. Miyagi: Now use head for something other than target Daniel-san.
Daniel: I was only kidding.
Mr. Miyagi: Why?
Daniel: Because I'd get killed if I showed up there.
Mr. Miyagi: Get killed anyway.
Daniel: Would you go with me?
Mr. Miyagi: No can do.
Daniel: Why? You said it was a good idea.
Mr. Miyagi: For you, good idea. For me, good idea no get involved.
Daniel: But you're already involved.
Mr. Miyagi: Very sorry.
Daniel: Well thanks for nothing then! Thanks for nothing. Like I didn't have enough problems already. Now I gotta carry your weight too. Thanks. Don't do me any more favors pal alright?
Mr. Miyagi: Daniel-san.
Daniel: What?
Mr. Miyagi: OK, I go.
Daniel: Oh thanks! Thanks Mr. Miyajee.
Mr. Miyagi: Miyagi.
Daniel: Miyagi. Hey, what kind of belt do you have?
Mr. Miyagi: Canvas. J.C. Penney. $3.98. You like? [laughs]
Daniel: No, I meant...
Mr. Miyagi: In Okinawa, belt mean no need rope to hold up pants. [laughs; then, seriously] Daniel-san, karate here. [taps his head] Karate here. [taps his heart] Karate never here. [points to his belt] Understand?
Daniel: I think so.
Mr. Miyagi: Good night, Daniel-san.
Daniel: Good night, Mr. Miyajee. Miyagi! Miyagi. Tomorrow morning?
Mr. Miyagi: Ten o clock.

Mr. Miyagi: Now, ready?
Daniel: Yeah, I guess so.
Mr. Miyagi: [sighs] Daniel-san, must talk. [they both kneel] Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later, [makes squish gesture] get squish just like grape. Here, karate, same thing. Either you karate do "yes", or karate do "no". You karate do "guess so", [makes squish gesture] just like grape. Understand?
Daniel: Yeah, I understand.
Mr. Miyagi: Now, ready?
Daniel: Yeah, I'm ready.
Mr. Miyagi: First make sacred pact. I promise teach karate. That my part. You promise learn. I say, you do, no questions. That your part.

Mr. Miyagi: First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...
Daniel: Hey, why do I have to...?
Mr. Miyagi: Ah ah! Remember deal! No questions!
Daniel: Yeah, but...
Mr. Miyagi: Hai! [makes circular gestures with each hand] Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out of mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important. [walks away, still making circular motions with hands] Wax on... wax off. Wax on... wax off.
Daniel: Hey where do these old cars come from?
Mr. Miyagi: Detroit.

Daniel: Wouldn't a fly swatter be easier?
Mr. Miyagi: Man who catch fly with chopsticks accomplish anything.
Daniel: Ever catch one?
Mr. Miyagi: Not yet.

Mr. Miyagi comes home from fishing and finds Daniel close to finishing painting his house.
Mr. Miyagi: Oop. Miss spot.
Daniel: What spot? Hey, how come you didn't tell me you were going fishing?
Mr. Miyagi: You not here when I go.
Daniel: Maybe I would've like to have gone. You ever think about that?
Mr. Miyagi: You karate training.
Daniel: I'm WHAT?! I'm being your goddamn slave man is what I'm being! Now we made a deal here.
Mr. Miyagi: So?
Daniel: So? So you're supposed to teach and I'm supposed to learn remember? For four days, I've been busting my ass and I haven't learned a goddamn thing!
Mr. Miyagi: Hah, learn plenty!
Daniel: I've learned plenty! I've learned how to sand your decks maybe! How about wash your cars, paint your house, paint your fence. I've learned plenty!
Mr. Miyagi: Oh, Daniel-san not everything is as seems.
Daniel: Oh bullshit! I'm going home man!
Mr. Miyagi: Daniel-san! Daniel-san!!
Daniel: What?
Mr. Miyagi: Show me sand floor.
Daniel: I can't move my arm, alright? [Mr. Miyagi claps then rubs his hands quickly] What are you doing? What? [Mr. Miyagi starts massaging Daniel's arm] Ow! Ow, what are you doing?
Mr. Miyagi: Now show me sand floor.
[Daniel's pain has been supressed]
Daniel: How did you do that?
Mr. Miyagi: SHOW!!!

Daniel: What where you doing on those stumps over there?
Mr. Miyagi: Called crane technique.
Daniel: Does it work?
Mr. Miyagi: If do right, no can defense.
Daniel: Could you teach me?
Mr. Miyagi: First learn stand, then learn fly. Nature rule, Daniel-san, not mine.
Daniel: Where did you learn it from?
Mr. Miyagi: Father teach.
Daniel: You must have had some father, man
Mr. Miyagi: Oh, yes.

Mr. Miyagi: Excuse me, please. Boy cold. Must leave. Kindly remove bottles.
Drunk: Kindly do it yourself, Mr. Moto!
[Miyagi karate-chops the tops of three beer bottles]
Daniel: How did you do that? How did you do that?
Mr. Miyagi: Don't know. First time.

Mr. Miyagi: [on Daniel's birthday, after having already given him his present] Go outside. Something show you.
Daniel: What?
Mr. Miyagi: Number two present. [leads Daniel outside]
Daniel: [walking and talking] Number two present? You don't have to give me anything. You've given me enough already. [Miyagi keeps walking, silently] No really, I'm serious.
Mr. Miyagi: [stops and points to his fleet of antique cars] Choose.
Daniel: [surprised and hesitant] Oh, no...
Mr. Miyagi: Hai! Hurt old man feeling. [points again] Choose.

Daniel: I'm just scared. You know, the tournament and everything...
Mr. Miyagi: You remember lesson about balance?
Daniel: Yeah.
Mr. Miyagi: Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life. Whole life have a balance. Everything be better.

Daniel: You're the best friend I've ever had!
Mr. Miyagi: You... pretty OK, too. Go, find balance. [chuckles]
[Daniel starts to drive away]
Mr. Miyagi: Banzai, Daniel-san!
Daniel: Hey, banzai!
Mr. Miyagi: [beat; then; louder] Banzai!
Daniel: [louder] Banzai!
Mr. Miyagi: [shouts] Banzai!
Daniel: [shouts back] Banzai!

Daniel, Mr. Miyagi and Ali go out onto tournament quadrangle, where they are stopped by an official.
Official: Hold it. Only teachers and students on the competition floor. I'm sorry.
Daniel: Oh, but he doesn't speak English and I can't understand his instructions without her. She's his translator.
Mr. Miyagi says something unintelligible.
Official: What did he say?
Ali: He said you reminded him of an uncle of his in Tokyo.
Official: [flattered] Well, I guess it is all right.
Mr. Miyagi says something unintelligible.
Official: What's that?
Ali: He says you're very kind.
Official: Thank you.
Mr. Miyagi: Welcome.

Kreese: Bobby, I want him out of commission.
Bobby: But, Sensei, I can beat this guy.
Kreese: I don't want him beaten.
Bobby: But I'll be disqualified.
Kreese: Out of commission.

Kreese: [about Daniel's injured leg] Sweep the leg.
[Johnny stares at him in shock]
Kreese: Do you have a problem with that?
Johnny: No, Sensei.
Kreese: No mercy.

Score is tied 2-2. The next point will mean the end of the tournament. Daniel assumes the crane kick position. As Johnny advances, Daniel does the crane kick to his head.
Referee: Winner!
Ring Announcer: The new champion! Daniel Larusso!
Audience cheers. Both Mrs. LaRusso and Ali rush out to the mat hug Daniel
Lucille: Oh, Daniel!
Ali: All right!
[everyone hoists up Daniel; Johnny hands Daniel the trophy]
Johnny: You're all right, Larusso!
Daniel: Thanks a lot! [whoops] Hey! Hey, Mr. Miyagi! We did it! All right! [whoops victoriously]
[Mr. Miyagi nods and smiles]

TaglinesEdit

  • He taught him the secret to karate lies in the mind and heart. Not in the hands.
  • Only the "Old One" could teach him the secrets of masters.

CastEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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