The Karate Kid, Part III

Synopsis: John Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Miyagi, visits Terry Silver, a Vietnam War comrade. Terry is a ruthless businessman and martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, and reestablish Cobra Kai. Upon returning from Okinawa, Daniel and Miyagi discover that their apartment building has been demolished, which brings Miyagi out of work. Going against Miyagi's wishes, Daniel uses his college funds to realize Miyagi's dream of opening a bonsai tree shop, and becomes a partner in the bonsai business.
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Director(s): John G. Avildsen
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

Fear does not exist in this dojo.

Does it?

No, Sensei!

Pain does not exist in this dojo.

Does it?

No, Sensei!

Defeat does not exist in this dojo.

Does it?

No, Sensei!

Fear does not exist in this dojo.

Does it?

No, Sensei!

Pain does not exist in this dojo.

Does it?

No, Sensei!

Defeat does not exist in this dojo.

Does it?

No, Sensei!


We do not train to be merciful here.

Mercy is for the weak.

Here, on the street, in competition,

a man confronts you, he's the enemy.

An enemy deserves no mercy.

What is the problem, Mr. Lawrence?

Class, we have visitors.

I hear you jumped

some of my students last night.

Afraid the facts mixed up.

Now you get your boy on the mat

or you and I will have a major problem.

Too much advantage, your dojo.

Name a place.


Come on, Johnny, kill him!

Point! Chop! That's two for LaRusso!

Time out, time out.

Go to your sensei. Turn. Kneel.

Hey, Johnny, you're a cream-puff!

Sweep the leg.

You have a problem with that?

No, Sensei.

No mercy.

Warning for illegal contact to the knees.


No mercy! No mercy!

Weigh the fist, Johnny.

Finish him!


Now who's the loser?

You're really sick, man.

How does second place feel now?

- He can't breathe.

- Mind your business.

- You're gonna kill him.

- Sensei, please. You're hurting him.

He's sorry, okay? He really is.

Let him go.

Beat it, slope, or you're next.

"Mercy is for the weak.

"We do not train to be merciful here.

"A man face you, he is enemy.

"Enemy deserve no mercy."

Come, Daniel-san.

Time go home.

- You could have killed him, couldn't you?

- Hai.

Why didn't you then?

Because, Daniel-san,

for person with no forgiveness in heart...

... living even worse punishment

than death.

Sensei Kreese, this is Pat Johnson

from the All Valley Tournament.

We're sorry you lost all your students.

I guess the Cobra Kai won't

enter the tournament this year.

We've made repeated requests

for payments of dues...

... but since you've failed to respond...

... we have to drop the Cobra Kai

from our membership rolls.

If you have any questions, give me a call.

Have a nice day.

Mr. Kreese, this is Pacific Bell.

This is the final call regarding your bill,

and if you do not pay immediately...

Mr. Kreese, good morning.

What a surprise. Some coffee?

- Where's the boss?

- He's upstairs.


Come on!

You're telegraphing that wheel kick.


What a surprise, man!


What's this? You moving in?

This is "I give up." I came to say good-bye.

- Here are the dojo keys.

- What are you talking about?

I'll pay you that back rent soon.

You think I bought that place for the rent?

I bought it for you.

- Mr. Silver?

- What?

The plutonium deal.

Johnny, every business has a slump

at one time or another.

Ten years ago

nuclear was the preferred waste.

You could dump it anywhere.

Now, everybody's a detective.

I'm lucky if I make one deal a year

without being indicted.

Thank you.

Let's get some air.

It's been nine months since a student

walked through my doors.

You're not listening to me.

Come on, snap out of it.

I can't.

I'm broke and I'm going nowhere.

You're wrong.

You're going to Tahiti.


All right, I've made up my mind.

This slope, Miyagi, and that punk kid...

...I'll get them for what they did to you.

They made you suffer,

so I'll make them suffer.

When I think they've suffered enough,

then I start with the pain.

- Terry, you don't have to do that.

- Don't have to? I want to.

It's not over. We're Cobra Kai.

Come on, say it. Cobra Kai.

Say it! Cobra Kai.

- Never dies.

- You bet your ass.

- I owe you, man.

- You don't owe me anything.

I don't owe you anything?

What about Vietnam?

How many times did you save my ass?

I don't know. I lost count.

Get the hell out of here.

Have a good trip, Captain.

The White Zone is for the immediate

loading and unloading of passengers only.


Smells like home, huh, Mr. Miyagi?


why mother not here to meet you?

You tell her right flight number?

I told her the right flight.

I just told her the wrong day.

I told her we were coming in tomorrow.

She loves surprises.

Hope so.

We take taxi apartment house.

Then Miyagi go back to work.

106 Los Angeles. Crank it up!

What are you doing in my cab?

- We just came from the airport.

- I thought that was the cab I ordered.

- Mrs. Milo, what's going on?

- What does it seem? Progress.

I got a message for you from your mother.

I told you that bum would sell the place

and you'd be out of a job someday.

You wouldn't listen to me.

- What's the message?

- What message?

- The one from my mother.

- She said call her at your Uncle Louie's.

No worry nothing, Mrs. LaRusso.

Daniel-san room all finished.

Yeah, I take good care of him.

You just look out Uncle Louie.

I might be here for a few months.

A 70-year-old man gets emphysema,

it's no joke, you know.

Are you sure there's no problem

for him to stay with you?

No problem.


Mr. Miyagi, thank you.

Welcome. Bye-bye. Here Daniel-san.

Nice mama.

You sure you don't need me there?

No. You stay with Mr. Miyagi

and start college.

I can't believe it, "Mr. College Man."

When's registration?

It's this Tuesday.

And classes start Thursday.

And when is Kumiko arriving?

She's not.

She got this great job

with a dance company in Tokyo.

I guess she just couldn't say no, so...

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Robert Mark Kamen

Robert Mark Kamen is an American screenwriter who has been writing major motion pictures for over twenty-five years. He is best known as creator and co-creator of the Karate Kid and Transporter franchises, as well as the 2008 action thriller Taken. more…

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