The Karate Kid Movie

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Who's Involved:

Taraji P. Henson, Will Smith, Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Harald Zwart, Tess Liu, James Lassiter, Jerry Weintraub, Ken Stovitz, Dany Wolf, Susan Ekins, Chris Murphy

Release Date:

Friday, June 11 , 2010

Rating: PG

Runtime: 2 hrs, 20 m

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The Karate Kid Plot: What's the story?

In Columbia Pictures’ "The Karate Kid", 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.


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Crew and Production Credits: Who's making The Karate Kid?

A look at the The Karate Kid behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Harald Zwart last directed The 12th Man and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.


Chris Murphy


James Lassiter
Will Smith
Ken Stovitz
Jerry Weintraub

Production Timeline: When did the The Karate Kid come together?

On or about May 29, 2010 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about January 8, 2010 • The film was in Post-Production status.

On or about July 27, 2009 • The film was in Production status.

On or about November 11, 2008 • The film was in Development status.

The Karate Kid Release Date: When was it released?

The Karate Kid was released in 2010 on Friday, June 11, 2010 in 3,663 theaters. There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including The A-Team, The Lottery and Jerusalema.
United States
June 11, 2010 Nationwide
June 11, 2010

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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