The Karate Kid (1984) is a drama directed by John G. Avildsen about Daniel (Ralph Macchio), a newcomer to a high school where he is bullied, which prompts him to seek the teachings of Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), an elderly Japanese martial arts master.
Learn to defend yourself in a way that should gain the respect of your opponents.
Daniel: “Do you think I had a chance of winning?”
Mr. Miyagi: “Win, lose, no matter.”
Daniel: “No, that’s not what I mean.”
Mr. Miyagi: “Hai. Had good chance.”
Daniel: “Well, can you fix my leg? I mean, with that thing you do?”
Mr. Miyagi: “No need fight anymore. You prove a point.”
Daniel: “What point? That I can take a beating? I mean every time I see those guys they’re gonna know they got the best of me. I’ll never have balance that way, not with them, not with Ali, not with me.”
Mr. Miyagi: “Hai.”
Mr. Miyagi claps his hands together to massage Daniel’s leg, which allows Daniel to fight in the Karate championship against his biggest tormentor.
- Karate Kid Now Same Age as Mr. Miyagi (outsidethebeltway.com)