More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story

More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story

By Kevin Derek

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2021-01-19
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Director: Kevin Derek
  • Production Company: Love Project Films
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
From 15 Ratings


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.




  • If only he knew..

    By Photag216
    If only he knew in 2020 and 2021 how famous he would become again. How loved he truly is. Watching Cobra Kai and rewatching all the old Karate Kid’s and Happy Days. I only hope he sees how loved he truly is..

    By Partida12
    Just finished watching the Pat Morita documentary, he had such an amazing life. For all Cobra Kai fans, this is a must watch.

    By KarateKid Fan
    I knew him as the master that can catch a fly with chopsticks and who spoke those words that are forever burned into my mind, “wax on, wax off”, but what I didn’t know was the tragic childhood that he had to endure at a very young age. This film covers it all the good and the bad. Tells it like it is. I had an uncle who I was very close with and he also struggled with alcoholism, it also took his life. All I can say is WOW! I’m sad his life was cut short, but my gosh…he was SO COURAGEOUS despite the bad cards he was dealt. RIP Pat Morita.
  • Amazing Story!

    By Danpatfar
    First off, it was so great to see all the familiar faces, like the cast of Happy Days and Karate Kid. This movie delved into Pat Morita's amazing and inspiring story. He accomplished so much, against all odds, and gave us a truly iconic character for all time. It was so nice to see him celebrated this way, and to learn more about his life. He was definitely more than Miyagi, and will be missed.
  • Best of the Best

    By Doc Cook
    This man was / is the "best of the best," Forget all the rest.....I don't have any more words for his description.
  • Exceptional Work

    By JackNimble
    When an iconic actor’s life story is portrayed, it is critical to be true to the essence of who they are as a person and not just an actor. The directors of this film did just that as they wove together the complicated life story of Pat Morita. From health, racism and bias, to the man behind his beloved characters he played, I was amazed at the way the directors were able to use clips, footage past and present, and the voice over narration by Pat himself. This documentary is a true work of art that makes me want to dive back in to see movies and episodes in which Pat gave his heart and soul. Thank you Love Project Films, Pat’s family, and most importantly thank you Pat for what you gave us all!
  • Wonderful Movie!

    By Yayabot1013
    Such a wonderful story & beautifully made! A must see!
  • Definitely a Favorite

    By Bojtos1
    For anyone that is a Pat Morita fan, this is a must see. Absolutely loved it!!!!
  • Review

    By karatekidfanatics
    Great documentary very well put together everybody check this out!
  • Sooooo good

    By OgY21
    This is such a thorough documentary! It’s inspiring and makes me miss him!