The Karate Kid

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  • PG
12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but... read more
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12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

Original Release

06/10/2010

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Cast

Jackie Chan Mr. Han
Taraji P. Henson Sherry Parker
Jaden Smith Dre Parker
Rongguang Yu Master Li
Wenwen Han Meiying
Tess Du Cray History Teacher / History Teacher (as Tess Liu)
Zhensu Wu Meiying's Dad
Zhiheng Wang Meiying's Mom
Zhenwei Wang Cheng
Jared Minns Dre's Detroit Friend
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Harald Zwart

Writers

Christopher Murphey, Robert Mark Kamen

Cast

Jackie Chan Mr. Han
Taraji P. Henson Sherry Parker
Jaden Smith Dre Parker
Rongguang Yu Master Li
Wenwen Han Meiying
Tess Du Cray History Teacher / History Teacher (as Tess Liu)
Zhensu Wu Meiying's Dad
Zhiheng Wang Meiying's Mom
Zhenwei Wang Cheng
Jared Minns Dre's Detroit Friend
Shijia Lü Liang
Bo Zhang Song
Luke Carberry Harry
Cameron Hillman Mark
Ghye Samuel Brown Oz
Chen Jing Man on Plane Speaking Chinese
Adrienne Banfield-Jones Woman from Detroit
Hannah Joy Diane
Yi Zhao Zhuang
Ji Wang Mrs. Po

Producers

Dany Wolf Executive Producer
Susan Ekins Executive Producer
Sanping Han Executive Producer
Xiaoli Han Executive Producer
Tao Jiang Executive Producer
Jada Pinkett Smith Producer
Will Smith Producer
Ken Stovitz Producer
James Lassiter Producer
Jerry Weintraub Producer
Chiu Wah Lee Producer
Er-Dong Liu Producer
Mingyu Peng Producer
Dongming Shi Producer
Solon So Producer
Haicheng Zhao Producer

Editors

Joel Negron

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