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.

Year:
1984
2,083 Views

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.

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.

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