Actor/ Comedian Pat Morita is honored in upcoming Bio-Pic "More Than Miyagi": The Pat Morita Story.
With all the love and well-deserved hype The Netflix Series Cobra Kai has received, it is only right that we go back to the very beginning. The beginning of the man responsible for the magic and the true essence of The Karate Kid Story. It is even far more important that we learn about The Man. And That man is Noriyuki "Pat" Morita.
The Oscar-nominated actor best known for his role of "Mr. Miyagi," left behind a painfully revealing autobiographical record of his much-too-brief time here on Earth, tracing his journey from being bed-bound as a boy to the bright lights and discrimination in Hollywood. Deep inside that sweet, generous, multi-talented performer seethed an army of demons, that even alcohol and drugs couldn't mask.
The Bio-Pic will feature words from Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Martin Kove, Henry Winkler, James Hong, Sean Kanan, Marion Ross, Esai Morales, Tommy Chong, Don Most, Anson Williams and more.
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Directed by Kevin Derek and Executive Produced by Morita's third wife Evelyn Guerrero-Morita, Greg Lai, and Cindy Lai, More Than Miyagi will be Available February 5 on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, DVD and Blu-ray.