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THE KARATE KID
aka KARATE KID V
USA & UK: Columbia Pictures / Sony Releasing
Cast: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P Henson, Wenwen Han, Rongguang Yu, Zhensu Wu, Zhiheng Wang, Zhenwei Wang, Jared Minns, Shijia Lu, Yi Zhao, Bo Zhang, Luke Carberry, Cameron Hillman, Ghye Samuel Brown, Rocky Shi, Ji Wang, Harry Van Gorkum, Tess Liu
Director: Harald Zwart
Countries: USA / China
USA & UK: 140 mins
USA Rated: PG for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language
UK Certificate: PG contains moderate violence
USA Release Date: 11 June 2010
UK Release Date: 28 July 2010
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12 year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his ambitious mother (Taraji P Henson) moves to China for her latest challenging career position. Dre is immediately attracted to his classmate Mei Ying, but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, and kung fu prodigy, 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 kung fu master.
As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and skill, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the adventure of a lifetime.