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.
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!
Johnny Lawrence: 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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