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  • Karate Kid: Where are they now?

    Jackie Chan stars as Mr. Han and Jaden Smith as Dre Parker in the current "Karate Kid." In the film, Parker is transported from Detroit to China after his mother loses her job. When Parker falls for schoolmate Mei Ying, he makes him an enemy of the class bully, Lui Wei Cheng, a kung fu disciple. Dre knows a little karate but no kung fu, so he turns to his building's handyman, Mr. Han, to teach him.
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  • Karate Kid: Where are they now?

    Jaden Smith's father Will Smith produced "The Karate Kid." "My dad had the idea of remaking it," Smith said, according to MSNBC.com. "He's the one who was like, 'We need to make this movie.'" Smith got his big-screen start alongside his dad in the 2006 drama "The Pursuit of Happyness" and co-starred in the science-fiction remake "The Day the Earth Stood Still."
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  • Karate Kid: Where are they now?

    Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan are pictured in a scene from "The Karate Kid." "When I first heard about [the film]t, I was thinking 'How am I going to play the kid?' Because that's who does all the fighting," Chan told USA Today jokingly. "When Will says it was for the teacher part, I said yes right away."
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  • Karate Kid: Where are they now?

    Jaden Smith shows off his martial arts skills in his role as Dre Parker in "The Karate Kid." The 12-year-old worked for three months with Chan to prepare for the role. "I lucked out," Jaden told USA Today. "How many people get to learn to fight from the best?"
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  • Karate Kid: Where are they now?

    Jackie Chan trains Jaden Smith in a scene from "The Karate Kid."
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  • Karate Kid: Where are they now?

    Jackie Chan plays Mr. Han, a reprised role of Mr. Miyagi, in "The Karate Kid."
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