The Karate Kid (2010) Poster

Jaden Smith: Dre Parker



  • [Liang had just injured Dre's leg] 

    Dre Parker : Do you think I could've won?

    Mr. Han : Win or lose doesn't matter, Xiao Dre.

    Dre Parker : You know that's not I mean.

    [long pause] 

    Mr. Han : Yes. I think you had a good chance.

    Dre Parker : So let's do the fiery cup thing.

    Mr. Han : You don't need to fight anymore. You have proven everything you need to prove.

    Dre Parker : What, that I can get beat up easy and then quit? That's not balance, that's not real kung fu. You said that when life knocks you down, you could choose whether or not to get back up. Well, I'm trying to get back up, and why won't you help me?

    Mr. Han : Because I cannot watch you get hurt anymore.

    Dre Parker : Please, Mr. Han, please.

    Mr. Han : Just tell me, Xiao Dre, why? Why do you need to go back out there so badly?

    Dre Parker : Because I'm still scared. And no matter what happens, tonight, when I leave, I don't want to be scared anymore.

  • Dre Parker : I thought you were just a maintenance man.

    Mr. Han : You think only with your eyes, so you are easy to fool.

  • Mr. Han : What happened to eye?

    Dre Parker : I ran into a pole.

    Mr. Han : Interesting pole.

  • Sherry Parker : [telling Dre he needs to practice his Mandarin by talking to the Asian man next to them]  Ask him. Go ahead. Ask him "what's your name" and "how are you?" Do it now.

    Dre Parker : [reluctantly]  Ni hao ma? Ni jiao shenme mujima?

    Dude from Detroit : Dude, I'm from Detroit.

    Dre Parker : Oh. Uh... wassup?

  • Dre Parker : You don't know the rules?

    Mr. Han : Of course I know the rules. Simple. You hit him, don't let him hit you.

  • Dre Parker : So what are we learning today?

    Mr. Han : Chi. Internal energy. The essence of life. It moves inside of us. It flows through our bodies. Give us power from within.

    Dre Parker : I get it. Like the Force in Star Wars. You're Yoda and I'm like... I'm like a Jedi.

  • Dre Parker : How'd you do that out there? You, like, didn't even punch them. They beat each other up.

    Mr. Han : When fighting angry, blind men, best to just stay out of the way.

  • Dre Parker : You know, you have a car in your living room, Mr. Han.

  • Dre Parker : Mom, look. In China, everything is old. There's old houses, old parks, old people. Look, this guy is at least four hundred years old.

  • Dre Parker : Be kinda hot if I won this thing, huh, Mr. Han?

    Mr. Han : Be kinda hot if you focused.

    Dre Parker : Yeah, well, after that.

  • Dre Parker : How do you say 'water' in Chinese?

  • Dre Parker : [being beaten at ping-pong by an old man]  C'mon, man. I'm twelve.

  • Dre Parker : [Cheng says something in chinese]  Whatever he's saying, he is lying!

  • Sherry Parker : Dre, what happened?

    Dre Parker : We moved to China! That's what happened!

  • Dre Parker : [after Mr. Han does a cool move]  Whoa...!

    Mr. Han : Focus!

  • Mr. Han : Where is your jacket?

    Dre Parker : I was warm enough without it.

    Mr. Han : Go get it.

    Dre Parker : You want me to go all the way back just to get it?

    Mr. Han : Yes, all the way back where you hide it.

  • Mr. Han : Kung fu is for knowledge, defense. Not to make war, but create peace.

    Dre Parker : That's definitely not what they were taught.

    Mr. Han : No such thing as bad students, only bad teacher.

  • Meiying : I have an audition next month for the Beijing Academy of Music.

    Dre Parker : Beijing Academy of Music. Sounds important. You know, their initials spell... BAM!

    [long pause] 

    Meiying : What?

  • Dre Parker : Mr Han's teaching me kung fu.

    Sherry Parker : The maintenance man?

    Dre Parker : It's China, mom. Everybody knows kung fu.

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