Johnny Lawrence
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Johnny Lawrence (Character)
from The Karate Kid (1984)

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The Karate Kid (1984)
[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.

[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]

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!

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]


The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
Johnny: [Kreese and Johnny are arguing in the parking lot after the All-Valley Tournament] Come on, that's not fair! I got second place!
John Kreese: Second place? Second place is no place! You're off the team!
Johnny: That sucks! I did my best!
John Kreese: What?
Johnny: I said I did my best!
John Kreese: You're nothing! You lost! You're a loser!
Johnny: No, YOU'RE the loser, man!
John Kreese: Oh I'm the loser huh?
[grabs trophy from Johnny and breaks it, sending pieces flying]
John Kreese: Now who's the loser?
Johnny: You know, you're really sick man!
John Kreese: [grabs and puts Johnny in choke hold... Bobby runs up but Kreese swats him away] How does second place feel now?
Tommy: Come on, he can't breathe!
Bobby: Sensei, please... you're hurting him! He's sorry, he really is, OK?
Mr. Miyagi: [walking up to Kreese] Let him go.
Tommy: Yeah, Mr. Miyagi's right! Let him go!
[Kreese backhands Tommy]
John Kreese: [hissing] Beat it, slope... or you're NEXT!
Mr. Miyagi: I say, LET HIM GO!
John Kreese: [breaks hold and frees a gasping Johnny... Kreese strikes at Miyagi twice, breaking both hands in the process by slamming his fists through two car windows... Miyagi forces Kreese to his knees]
Mr. Miyagi: "Mercy is for the weak... when man confronts you, he is enemy...
[Kreese is staring fearfully at Miyagi, remembering his own words]
Mr. Miyagi: ...enemy deserve no mercy.
[Growls and brings fist to Kreese's nose, but honks it instead of delivering a fatal blow]