Above is possibly the greatest scene in all of cinema history.
When the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie came out, I was 6 years old, and clearly, I had no idea that I was about to witness some of the greatest dialogue ever written.
Why can’t I have conversations like this? How awesome was that banter? Casey absolutely owns being a sports themed vigilante with those great one-liners. I mean, who calls *ANYONE* a JV lowlife? I love it. Raphael holds his own against Casey for as long as he can, but was clearly over matched, conversationally.
He was also bested physically because Casey comes at him with a cricket bat from like, A MILE AWAY and Raph can’t even attempt any type of dodge or block. Isn’t he supposed to be a ninja?
You should really watch this entire movie, if only for Elias Koteas’ portrayal of Casey Jones. He’s dynamite.
And just in case you are blown away by how well this movie is written, the story & screenplay were written by Todd W. Lagren (who wrote 7 episodes of ‘The Wonder Years’) and Bobby Herbeck (who wrote 3 episodes of ‘Small Wonder’, one episode of ‘The Jeffersons’ and one episode of ‘Diff’rent Strokes’. THAT’S IT).