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[...]
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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[...]
Director Kevin Derek now brings to light the life of the Japanese-American, born in June 1932, who struggled growing up with tuberculosis, finding fame as a stand-up comedian and actor, and battling his own demons with alcohol and drug addiction in his upcoming documentary More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story. Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio[...]
Miyagi's (Pat Morita) prized student, as the title suggests, it also gives equal billing to Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), Cobra Kai's former no 1 student Netflix released a feature unveiling all the Easter Eggs of the first two seasons, alluding to the previous Karate Kid films. A look at Cobra Kai season 2 (Image: YouTube/Netflix) The first[...]
William Zabka, who plays Johnny Lawrence in the first two The Karate Kid films and its sequel series Cobra Kai, revealed an idea pitched to him for a proposed fifth film in the franchise by none other than the late Pat Morita Speaking with Collider, the actor said how Mortia, who played Noriyoshi Miyagi in[...]
In the following extended cut of the interview, Macchio and Zabka discuss what it felt like to have the first season so weel-received; how season 2 will expand the Karate Kid universe; the way the series honors the late Pat Morita; knowing when it was the right time to go back to the franchise; and[...]
YouTube Red is reminding fans that The Karate Kid continuation series Cobra Kai is still about martial arts with a new "commercial," that shows the roads that Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (William Zabka) have taken are about to intersect in one place: the All-Valley Karate Tournament.
Even after more than 30 years, Ralph Macchio's Daniel LaRusso understands that his and Johnny Lawrence's (William Zabka) lives are destined to lead back to Cobra Kai.
How to be Single's Vanessa Rubio is joining the cast of YouTube Red's Cobra Kai, a 10-episode half-hour series continuation of The Karate Kid franchise.
Miyagi (Pat Morita) uttered the famous "wax on, wax off," line and Kreese (Martin Kove) ordered Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) to sweep Daniel LaRusso's (Ralph Macchio) leg, YouTube Red is reuniting Macchio and Zabka for Cobra Kai, a 10-episode half-hour comedic series set to premiere on YouTube Red in 2018. Here's how YouTube Red describes the[...]