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The Karate Kid (2010)

 -  Action | Drama | Family  -  11 June 2010 (USA)
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Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.

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12-year-old Dre Parker could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's 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, 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. Written by Columbia Pictures

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kung fu | kid | bully | china | karate | See more »

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A Challenge He Never Imagined. A Teacher He Never Expected.

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Rated PG for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,882,306 (UK) (30 July 2010)

Gross:

$176,591,618 (USA) (17 September 2010)
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Trivia

Despite the title, there is no karate in the film. Instead it features kung fu, a martial art more relevant to the film's location of China. See more »

Goofs

After Dre gets beaten up at the playground, you see him in the bathroom putting on his mom's foundation over his black eye. He puts the foundation on almost an inch under his eye, only covering about an inch in height on his cheek. Yet if you look closely in the next scene when he is walking to school with his mom, the foundation is now directly under his eye and covers most of his cheek. See more »

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[first lines]
Sherry Parker: Dre, you ready?
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing credits for the movie are shown in both English and Chinese. See more »

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Written by Flo Rida (as Tramar Dillard), Montay Humphrey, Faheem Najm, Korey Roberson and Howard Simmons
Performed by Flo Rida
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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If it ain't broken....
3 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

And the prize for obnoxious kid of the century goes too...Master Jaden Smith! Seriously, I don't think its ever right to WANT a kid to be punched in the face repeatedly, but on this occasion I'm going to excuse myself. The kid proved he could act in The Pursuit of Happiness so you can't chalk this one up to bad talent, clearly this is just one little boy whose grown up thinking he is a special and unique gift to the film industry. In general I apply the rule if it ain't broken don't fix it, and this film is without a shadow of a doubt a tribute to this, the original was unique and is a true classic, this version...not so much! 4 out of 10 was generous!


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