Johnny Lawrence Quotes in The Karate Kid (1984)


Johnny Lawrence Quotes:

  • [just before Johnny fights Daniel in the tournament]

    Kreese: Sweep the leg.

    [Johnny stares at him in shock]

    Kreese: Do you have a problem with that?

    Johnny Lawrence: No, Sensei.

    Kreese: No mercy.

  • Kreese: [at the Cobra Kai dojo] Class, we have visitors. Fall in behind me. Hai!

    [approaches Daniel and Miyagi, then speaks to Miyagi]

    Kreese: I hear you jumped some of my students last night.

    Miyagi: Afraid facts mixed up.

    Kreese: You calling Mr. Lawrence a liar?

    Miyagi: No call no one nothing.

    Kreese: What are you here for, old man?

    Miyagi: Come ask leave boy alone.

    Kreese: What's the matter, the boy can't take care of his own problems?

    Miyagi: One to one problem, yes. FIVE to one problem, too much ask anyone.

    Kreese: Is that what's bothering you? The odds? Well, we can fix that. Feel like matching, Mr. Lawrence?

    Johnny Lawrence: Yes, sensei!

    Miyagi: No more fighting.

    Kreese: This is a karate dojo, not a knitting class. You don't come into my dojo, drop a challenge and leave, old man. Now you get your boy on the mat, or you and I will have a major problem.

    Miyagi: Too much advantage. Your dojo.

    Kreese: Name a place.

    Miyagi: Tournament.

    Kreese: [laughs] You've got real nerve, old man. Real nerve. But I think we can accomodate you. Can't we, Mr. Lawrence?

    Johnny Lawrence: Yes, sensei.

    Kreese: Fall in.

    [Johnny turns and leaves]

    Miyagi: Ask one more small request.

    Kreese: Make it fast.

    Miyagi: Ask leave boy alone to train.

    Kreese: 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?

    [class responds with "YES SENSEI!"]

    Kreese: But if you don't show, it's open season on him... and you.

    [they nod at each other]

  • Ring Announcer: [Daniel has just scored the winning point with a kick to Johnny's chin, thus winning the championship... ring announcer prepares to present trophy] THE NEW CHAMPION...

    Johnny Lawrence: [in tears and with a bloodied face taking trophy from ring announcer and presenting it himself to Daniel] You're all right, LaRusso!

    Ring Announcer: ...DANIEL LARUSSO!

    Johnny Lawrence: Good match!

    Daniel: [to Johnny, as Daniel's being carried off the ring by the enthusiastic crowd] Thanks a lot!

  • [Daniel is riding across a steep hill on his bike at night - suddenly he is accosted by Johnny, Tommy, Bobby, Dutch and Jimmy on their motorcycles]

    Dutch: Looking for a shortcut back to Newark, Daniel?

    Tommy: I THINK he wants to learn KARATE! Right?

    Johnny Lawrence: Yeah! Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!

    [He sideswipes Daniel, knocking him over the edge and down the embankment. Daniel just lies there]

  • Johnny Lawrence: [to Daniel as he's getting beaten by the Cobra Kai's after the Halloween Dance] You couldn't leave well enough alone, could you, little twerp? No, you had to push it. Well, now you're gonna pay!

    Dutch: [as Daniel tries to flee] Where you going, sweetheart?

    Bobby: [Dutch props Daniel up in front of Johnny] Give him a front kick, Johnny!

    Johnny Lawrence: [Johnny does so twice,knocking Daniel against the fence and to the ground] Get him up!

    Bobby: Leave him alone, man... he's had enough.

    Dutch: Shut up, Bobby!

    Bobby: Look at him, Dutch! He can't even stand up!

    Tommy: So what?

    Dutch: That don't mean squat!

    Bobby: Johnny... leave him alone, man! He's had enough!

    Johnny Lawrence: [screaming with rage] I'll decide when he's had enough, man!

    Bobby: What is wrong with you, Johnny?

    Johnny Lawrence: An enemy deserves no mercy!

    Dutch: Right!

    Johnny Lawrence: Right?

    Dutch: Right!

    Bobby: You're crazy, man!

    Johnny Lawrence: [Miyagi intervenes and pushes Daniel out of the way as Johnny strikes] Tommy, Bobby... get him!

    [Miyagi knocks all four Cobra Kais out]

  • Johnny Lawrence: [DELETED SCENE: Johnny accosts Daniel at school, gives him a piece of paper] ... Got something for you. All-Valley Tournament application. You fill that out and send it in, so they'll know where to claim the body. Next-of-kin stuff, ya know?

    Daniel: Let me ask you something: We both know you can stomp me, anytime and anywhere, for any reason. So why bother rubbing it in?

    Johnny Lawrence: [shrugs] Maybe I like rubbing it in.

    Daniel: Don't you ever think that he

    [obviously referring to Kreese]

    Daniel: might be wrong - at least, about some things?

    [Johnny backs off while doing a slow burn]

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