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When a 12-year-old from Detroit moves to China with his mother and incurs the wrath of the class bully at his new school, he makes an unlikely ally in the form of his aging maintenance man, a kung fu master who teaches him the secrets to self-defense. Upon arriving at his new school, Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) develops a powerful crush on pretty classmate Mei Ying. The feeling is mutual, although the cultural divide between Dre and Mei Ying makes a friendship unlikely, and romance impossible. When cruel classmate and kung fu prodigy Cheng learns of Dre's feelings for Mei Ying, he harasses and humiliates the young outsider in front of the entire school. With no one to turn to for help, Dre confides his fears in kindly maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), a kung fu master who knows that serenity and maturity -- not punches and power -- are the true keys to mastering the martial arts. As Dre prepares to face down his intimidating tormentor, he begins to realize that the real fight is just beginning. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 11, 2010

Cast

Jaden Smith
as Dre Parker
Jackie Chan
as Mr. Han
Taraji P. Henson
as Sherry Parker
Wang Ji
as Mrs. Po
Harry Van Gorkum
as Music Instructor

Crew

Harald Zwart
Director
Jerry Weintraub
Producer
James Lassiter
Producer
Ken Stovitz
Producer
Will Smith
Producer
Jada Pinkett Smith
Producer
Robert Mark Kamen
Screen Story
Roger Pratt
Cinematographer
Pilar McCurry
Musical Direction/Supervision
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Joel Negron
Editor
François Séguin
Production Designer
Second Chan
Art Director
Solon So
Co-producer
Dany Wolf
Executive Producer
Susan Ekins
Executive Producer
Yang Zhanjia
Set Designer
Poping Auyeung
Casting
Samuel Wong
Key Hairstylist
Judy Murdock
Makeup
Karen Yip
Key Costumer
Jack Tung
Costumes Supervisor
Lark Bernini
Production Coordinator
Nikki Clapp
Script Supervisor
Dany Wolf
Unit Production Manager
Camille Friend
Hair Styles
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