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The Karate Kid ()


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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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Dre Parker
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Mr. Han
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Sherry Parker
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Meiying
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Master Li
Zhensu Wu ...
Meiying's Dad
Zhiheng Wang ...
Meiying's Mom
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Cheng
Jared Minns ...
Dre's Detroit Friend
Shijia Lü ...
Liang
Yi Zhao ...
Zhuang
Bo Zhang ...
Song
Luke Carberry ...
Harry
Cameron Hillman ...
Mark
Ghye Samuel Brown ...
Oz
Rocky Shi ...
Ur Dang
Ji Wang ...
Mrs. Po
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Music Instructor
Tess Du Cray ...
History Teacher (as Tess Liu)
Xinhua Guo ...
Tournament Doctor
Jijun Zhai ...
Mat 4 Referee
Shun Li ...
Mat 5 Referee
Yanyan Wu ...
Mrs. Xie
Tao Ji ...
Announcer
Chen Jing ...
Man on Plane Speaking Chinese
Wentai Liu ...
Dude from Detroit
Geliang Liang ...
Ping Pong Man
Ming Xu ...
Bao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adrienne Banfield-Jones ...
Woman from Detroit (uncredited)
Bill Mackie ...
Seamus (uncredited)

Directed by

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Harald Zwart

Written by

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Christopher Murphey ... (screenplay)
 
Robert Mark Kamen ... (story)

Produced by

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Susan Ekins ... executive producer
Sanping Han ... executive producer (as Han San Ping)
Xiaoli Han ... executive producer: China Film Group
Tao Jiang ... executive producer: China Film Group
James Lassiter ... producer
Chiu Wah Lee ... line producer: China
Er-Dong Liu ... line producer: China
Mingyu Peng ... co-associate producer: China Film Group
Jada Pinkett Smith ... producer
Dongming Shi ... associate producer: China Film Group
Will Smith ... producer
Solon So ... co-producer
Ken Stovitz ... producer
Jerry Weintraub ... producer
Dany Wolf ... executive producer
Haicheng Zhao ... co-producer: China Film Group

Music by

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James Horner

Cinematography by

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Roger Pratt

Film Editing by

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Joel Negron

Editorial Department

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Steve Bowen ... digital colorist
Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Harry Muller ... color timer
Meghan L. Noble ... visual effects editor
Nathaniel Park ... editor: main title sequence
Morning Star Schott ... digital intermediate producer (as Morning Star)
Robert Stambler ... post-production assistant
Kevin Stermer ... assistant editor
Roy Vasich ... colorist: dailies
Rebecca Weigold ... associate editor
Ji Zhao ... post-production assistant
Farnaz ... avid assistant coordinator (uncredited)
Benjamin Sutor ... on-line editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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PoPing AuYeung
Zoe Thompson

Production Design by

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François Séguin

Art Direction by

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Second Chan

Set Decoration by

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Jeffrey Kong

Costume Design by

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Han Feng

Makeup Department

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Jinping Chen ... makeup artist
Camille Friend ... hair stylist: Jaden Smith
Changming Gao ... hair stylist
Mark Garbarino ... special makeup effects designer
Eddie Liu ... make up effects designer
Jingjing Ma ... hair stylist
Judy Murdock ... makeup artist: Jaden Smith
Jiang Tang ... key makeup artist
Renee J. Vaca ... hair stylist: Jaden Smith
Samuel Wong ... key hair stylist
Jiajun Xu ... makeup artist
Ting Xu ... assistant hair stylist: Jackie Chan / assistant makeup artist: Jackie Chan
Xiaohai Yang ... hair stylist: Jackie Chan / makeup artist: Jackie Chan
Pj Zeng ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Desmond Cannon ... studio executive
Ivan Lam ... unit production manager
Christie Lee ... associate production manager
Barrett J. Leigh ... production supervisor: second unit
Adam Moos ... physical production executive
Dany Wolf ... unit production manager
Xiaofeng Zhen ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Doug Coleman ... second unit director
Bin Liao ... third assistant director
Lemon Liu ... second assistant director
Sylvia Liu ... first assistant director: second unit
Mao Mao ... third assistant director: second unit
Han Niu ... second second assistant director
Marty Eli Schwartz ... first assistant director
Scott Wang ... trainee assistant director
Fei Wong ... second assistant director
Bing Yao ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Christian Cordella ... storyboard artist
Nick Wong Voon Leong ... stand-by props
Christina Trbovich ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Michael J. Benavente ... dialogue editor
Susan Dudeck ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Alison Fisher ... adr supervisor
Howell Gibbens ... foley editor
Matthew P. Hanson ... assistant sound editor (as Matthew Paul Hanson)
Robin Harlan ... foley artist
Tateum Kohut ... re-recording mixer
Tricia Linklater ... sound assistant
Howard London ... adr mixer
Martin Lopez ... sound designer (as Martin Jacob Lopez)
Sarah Monat ... foley artist
Daniel Pagan ... sound effects editor
Randy Singer ... foley mixer
Greg ten Bosch ... sound effects editor
Steven Ticknor ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Justin Jose ... version re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Shing Chan ... special effects foreman
Luo San Claire ... special effects
Xiang Hong ... special effects foreman
Wai Kit Lau ... special effects supervisor (as Wai-Kit Lau)
Ming Hei Leung ... special effects foreman (as Ming-Hei Leung)
Wai Keung Lo ... special effects foreman (as Wai-Keung Lo)
Josh McLaughlin ... digital compositor

Visual Effects by

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Dave Isaac Santos Abuel ... digital compositor: Zoic Studios (as Dave Abuel)
Jon Anastasiades ... compositor: Zoic Studios
Mandy Arnold ... digital restoration artist
Kenneth Au ... visual effects coordinator: Menfond
Bijay Awale ... visual effects artist
Raoul Bolognini ... visual effects producer: Zoic Studios (as Raoul Yorke Bolognini)
Joey Bonander ... visual effects coordinator
Steve Bowen ... digital intermediate colorist
Kristen Branan ... head of production: Zoic Studios
Aaron Brown ... compositing supervisor
Anthony Bussiere ... visual effects artist
Beau Cameron ... visual effects supervisor
Christian Cordella ... storyboard artist: Menfond
Ravi Deula ... rotoscope artist: visual effects
Syd Dutton ... matte painting supervisor: Zoic Studios
Ryan Epp ... digital compositor
Ristra Fajarwaty ... digital compositor
Canossa Fong ... visual effects coordinator: Menfond
Neil Safeer Ghaznavi ... digital compositor: Zoic Studios (as Neil Ghaznavi)
Dipesh K.P. ... paint artist
Perry M. Kimura ... film scanning and recording
Cristian A. Kong ... compositor
Slander Kwong ... animator: Menfond
Charles Lai ... digital compositor
Garrett Lam ... visual effects supervisor: Menfond
Matthew Lane ... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Matt Lane)
David Langtry ... visual effects co-producer: Zoic Studios / visual effects coordinator: Zoic Studios
Joe Lewis ... motion control
Siu Fu Ma ... animator: Menfond (as Siu-Fu Ma)
Darren MacKay ... digital compositor
Prabhakar Maharjan ... visual effects artist
Fumi Mashimo ... lead matte painter: Zoic Studios (as Fumi Maschimo)
Stu McRae ... compositor: Zoic Studios
Jesse Morrow ... visual effects artist
Sujeen Nepali ... visual effects artist
Meghan L. Noble ... visual effects editor
Thomas Nugent ... digital compositor
Edward Pak ... compositor
Rocco Passionino ... visual effects supervisor
Chris Paxson ... motion control technician
Vasho Pekar ... digital compositor
Greg Rodin ... imaging technician: Colorworks
Cat Rowe ... digital colorist assist
Harrison Rutherford ... digital compositor
Teri Shellen ... visual effects animator
Bigyan Shrestha ... visual effects artist
David Sliviak ... compositor
Nik Slotiuk ... 3D artist: Zoic Studios / cg artist
Kevin Struckman ... cg artist / lead 3D artist: Zoic Studios
Patrick Thompson ... digital compositor
Elena Topouzoglou ... compositor
Guy Trevers ... scanning and recording
Angel Tsui ... graphic designer: Menfond
Haze Tsui ... graphic designer: Menfond
Victor Wong ... visual effects producer: Menfond
Jiashan Wu ... visual effects coordinator: Menfond
Pak Sheun Yuen ... animator: Menfond (as Pak-Sheun Yuen)
Tong Zhou ... 3D artist: Zoic Studios
Maxx Burman ... matte painter (uncredited)
Scott Stokdyk ... visual effects consultant (uncredited)

Stunts

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Chuanyong Cheng ... stunts
Xiubin Du ... stunts
Guanhua Han ... stunts
Jun He ... assistant stunt coordinator
Yang Jian ... stunts
Ruo Xian Liu ... stunts (as Ruoxian Liu)
Alan Ng ... stunts
Ke Wang ... stunts
Gang Wu ... stunt coordinator
Weixing Yao ... stunts
Maoming Yin ... stunts
Jackie Chan ... stunt actor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brad Baker ... first assistant camera: second unit
Jasin Boland ... still photographer
Stephen Early ... second assistant camera: second unit
Michael Fitzgerald ... epk photographer
Tyler Fletcher ... video assist operator
Louis Jong ... key grip
Jeffrey Lulewicz ... video assist assistant
Wing Ma ... assistant camera
Man-Ching Ng ... camera operator
Fiona Qi ... best boy lighting
Rick Tullis ... second unit: B camera operator

Casting Department

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Lori Eastside ... additional casting
Angela Gao ... casting assistant
Taylor Li ... casting assistant
Benjamin G. Malbrough ... additional casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jack Tung ... costume supervisor
Wenqiang Wang ... costumer: Jaden Smith
Kar Yan Yip ... key costumer
Nicole Yuen ... key costumer

Location Management

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Tarrance Alfred ... location manager: second unit

Music Department

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Michael K. Bauer ... music editor (as Michael Bauer)
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor (as DeCrescent and Rotter)
George Doering ... musician
John Finklea ... music editor
Simon Franglen ... synthesizer programmer
Kevin Globerman ... digital score recordist
Jim Henrikson ... supervising music editor
James Horner ... conductor / orchestrator
Kier Lehman ... music department
Skye Lewin ... music editor
Pilar McCurry ... music supervisor
Dean Menta ... assistant music editor
J.A.C. Redford ... orchestrator
Simon Rhodes ... score recordist / scoring mixer
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor (as DeCrescent and Rotter)
Patrick Spain ... assistant score mixer
Ian Underwood ... synthesizer programmer
Dave Wells ... music librarian
Sylvia Wells ... music scoring coordinator
Laura Perlman ... music editor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Lark Bernini ... production coordinator
Unjoo Lee Byars ... main title producer
Alexandre Chen ... adr voice group
Yi Song 'Scarlet' Chen ... second unit script supervisor
Ewan Chung ... adr loop group
Nikki Clapp ... script supervisor
Kyle Cooper ... title sequence: creative director
Celeste Den ... adr voice group
Zhou Difei ... production assistant / production staff
Shay Ensley ... assistant: Jada Pinkett Smith
Joe Everett ... unit publicist
Dustin Felder ... acting coach: Jaden Smith
Ruben Ferguson ... first assistant accountant
DeVon Franklin ... studio executive
Shakira Vanise Gamble ... executive assistant to Will Smith
Gary Glushon ... development executive
Victoria Hamilton ... assistant: Will Smith / translator: Jaden Smith
Cyrano Hardy ... production assistant
Eric Jensen ... assistant: Mr. Wolf
Lin Jing ... production coordinator
Fiona Landreth ... production accountant / production controller
Jianlan Li ... assistant: Mr. Wolf
Xiaoyuan Li ... assistant: Will Smith
Yun Li ... assistant: Mr. Wolf
Yen San Michelle Lo ... assistant production coordinator (as Michelle Lo)
Mary Jo Macvey ... studio teacher: Mary Jo Macvey
Eva Perry ... assistant: Mr. Lassiter
Trevor Rubatzky ... production finance coordinator
Alexis Seton ... assistant: Jada Pinkett Smith
Wei Shen ... production assistant
Cira Sims ... associate: Mr. Lassiter
Keleigh Slaight ... production coordinator
Andrew C. Smith ... key production assistant: Second Unit
Tina Tong ... loop group
Wendy Wang Wei ... production assistant
Adam Wang ... adr loop artist
Bill Wang ... production accountant
Molly Donna Ware ... assistant: Mr. Zwart
Diana C. Weng ... dialect coach: Jackie Chan
Kika Wei Wenxi ... production secretary
Kim Wiethorn ... assistant: Mr. Stovitz
Stanley D. Williams ... script consultant
WenQian Yu ... production assistant
Cindy Zhang ... assistant: Mr. Chan
Xianting Zhang ... assistant: Mr. Stovitz
Benjamin Benedetti ... post facilities manager (uncredited)
Henry Hobson ... main title design director (uncredited)
David U. Lee ... consultant (uncredited)
Ron Segro ... post-production accountant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jana Babatunde-Bey ... special thanks
William Kong ... special thanks (as Bill Kong)
Peter Loehr ... special thanks
Tracey Nyberg ... special thanks
Gareth Wigan ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

12-year-old Dre Parker has moved to China, and finds himself like a fish out of water. He befriends a fellow classmate, Mei Ying, only to make a rival, Cheng, who starts to bully and attack Dre. Soon, Mr Han, the maintenance man of Dre's apartment, fends off Cheng and his friends when they are attacking Dre and signs Dre up to fight in the Kung Fu tournament in return for the bullies laying off of Dre. Dre realizes Mr. Han is much more than a maintenance man, when he's revealed as a master of Kung Fu and Dre soon learns that Kung Fu is about self defense and peace, instead of violence and bloodshed. Written by Kennedy

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Taglines A Challenge He Never Imagined. A Teacher He Never Expected. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Untitled Karate Kid Remake (United States)
  • Kung Fu Kid (United States)
  • Gongfu meng (China, Mandarin title)
  • Best Kid (Japan, English title)
  • The Kung Fu Kid (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 140 min
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Box Office

Budget $40,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $55,665,805, 13 Jun 2010
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $359,126,022, 23 Sep 2010

Did You Know?

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Trivia As noted on a featurette, Jackie Chan was the one who came up with the "jacket" routine as a means of teaching Dre Kung Fu moves. See more »
Goofs Though the plot of the movie revolves around kung fu rather than karate, the title "The Karate Kid" is a direct reference to the bullies calling him the "Karate Kid" when he takes up a stance at the beginning of the fight. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Karate Kid, Marmaduke and Robin Hood (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Do You Remember See more »
Crazy Credits The opening and closing credits for the movie are shown in both English and Chinese. See more »
Quotes Mr. Han: You have taught me very important lesson, Xiao Dre. Life will knock us down, but we can choose whether or not to stand back up.
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