The Karate Kid
Release: December 15, 1984
Release: December 15, 1984

Daniel and his mother move from New Jersy to California. She has a wonderful new job but Daniel discovers that a dark haired Italian boy with a Jersey accent doesn't fit into the blond surfer crowd, especially when he tries to date one of their girl friends. Daniel manages to talk his way out of some fights but is finally cornered by several who belong to the same karate school. As Daniel is passing out from the beating he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardner leap into the fray and save him by outfighting a half dozen teenagers. Miyagi and Daniel find the real motivator behind the boys' violent attitude is the their karate teacher. Miyagi promises to teach Daniel to fight and arranges a fight at a karate contest some months off. When his training begins, Daniel can't understand what he is being shown. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate.

Sensei Kreese: "(Attending to Johnny's bloody nose) Sweep the leg..."
Daniel: "No offense, Mr. Miyaji, but I don't think you understand my problem..."
Miyagi: "(interrupting) Mi... ya... *gi* understand problem perfect."
Daniel: "Hey What kind of belt do you have?"
Mr. Miyagi: "Canvas. You like? J.C. Penny. $3.98"
In Okinawa, all Miyagi know two thing: "fish and karate."
Dutch: "Get 'em a body bag! Yah! Huhuhuhuhuhuhuh!"
John Kreese: "If you don't get your boy on the mat, you and I are gonna have a serious problem."
John Kreese: "Mr. Lawrence... sweep the leg!"
Mr. Miyagi: "Don't know, first time."
Mr. Miyagi: "First time you, first time me."
Ali: "My name`s Ali, with an 'I'."
Daniel: "My name`s 'L'!"
John Kreese: "Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it?"
Mr. Miyagi: "Man who catch fly with chopsticks accomplish anything."
Daniel LaRusso: "Hey, wouldn't a flyswatter be quicker?"
John Kreese: "Pain does not exist in this dojo, does it?"
Karate Student: "No, Sensei!"
Mr. Miyagi: "First learn stand, then learn fly. Nature rule, Daniel-san not mine."
Karate Students: "Strike first, strike hard, no mercy Sir."
John Kreese: "Defeat does not exist in this dojo, does it?"
Mr. Miyagi: "Banzai, Danielsan"
Mr. Miyagi: "Look eye, always look eye!"
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