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More Than Miyagi Director Kevin Derek on Showing The Real Pat Mortia
To say that More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story is a passion project for director Kevin Derek would be an understatement since his previous was titled The Real Miyagi in 2015 that centered on the actor's stunt double in The Karate Kid films in martial artist Fumio Demura I spoke with Derek about the[...]
More Than Miyagi: Documentary Shows The Life of Pat Morita
Filmmaker Kevin Derek denotes the journey of actor-comedian, who passed in 2005, in the documentary More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story from his humbling roots growing up an orphan, having to endure internment camps as a Japanese-American, finding his voice as a stand-up comedian, achieving fame in Hollywood, and battling his personal demons with[...]