We are on the Notre Dame field. Practice is long over, and Rudy is alone. Fortune walks by and sees him.
You OK, son?
Coach has it out for me.
He won't get off my ass!
It's like he's trying to
get me to quit.
Forget about Coach. You owe
this to yourself. You can't
listen to what other people
say... not even Coach.
Yeah, I know. You're right.
RUDY surreptitiously glances around, then reaches into his pocket. He is now holding something in his fist.
You been working here for a
long time, right, Fortune?
Listen, I got cash right here.
What can you do for me in
the way of some juice?
Yeah, some juice. Some steroids.
Something that'll bulk me up just
a little bit for these last couple
months. They don't have to be the
greatest kind. I can deal with the
I can't do that, son. You know better.
I just need a little something to
make me a little quicker, a little
stronger. Just something to give me
a bit of an edge against the other
guys. What do you say?
FORTUNE turns and begins to walk away.
That's cool. Can you put me in
touch with somebody who can help me
out? Can you do that for me?
Fortune! You said you'd be there
for me! Fortune?
REASON FOR DELETION
Writer Angelo Pizzo thought this scene gave Rudy's character another dimension worthy of exploration, but Director David Anspaugh vetoed it, arguing it undercut Rudy's hard-work persona.
THE KARATE KID
Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) is the new kid at a Southern California High School-and the school's karate bullies are giving him a hard time. After a day of particularly fierce taunting, LaRusso visits the apartment of Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), a karate expert and the handyman of LaRusso's building.
DANIEL finds MR. MIYAGI in his workshop, and enters.
Mr. Miyagi, I need you to
teach me karate.
at school keep bullying me,
pushing me around.
MIYAGI pauses, then sits down. DANIEL sits as well.
No worry about other guys,
Daniel-san. Only worry about you.
That's what they tried to do
with Hitler, push him around,
and look what he did. He came back
and proved them all wrong.
That's what I want to do.
You know, in the beginning Hitler
wasn't all bad. Quite the contrary.
He just wanted to fix up Germany's
roads and hospitals, and help
the oppressed German people.
lot of ways, Hitler was a great man.
Daniel-san, you forget,
Hitler kill millions of Jews.
Oh, I know that, Mr. Miyagi.
He went a little overboard, sure.
But you have to admit he was onto
something with those inter-
nationalist Jew bankers. You know
they want to take over the world.
You know all that's true, unless
you're some sort of Jew lover.
You ain't a Jew lover, are you,
Danial-san, I teach you karate,
but no more talk of Hitler.
Oh, boy! Thanks Mr. Miyagi!
I won't let you down. I'll show
all those guys at school who the
real Fuhrer is.
DANIEL leaves the apartment with a sense of palpable excitement. END SCENE
REASON FOR DELETION
The film's directors thought Daniel's march to the All-Valley Karate Championship would be less inspirational if he were wearing a swastika the whole time.