The Karate Kid universe has once again become a pop culture touchstone thanks to the arrival of Cobra Kai on Netflix. This means the beloved characters from the 80s are now on our minds, and we’re reminded of those we’ve lost, such as the beloved Pat Morita, who played the role of the iconic Mr. Miyagi.
‘More Than Miyagi’ Explores the Personal Life of Pat Morita
This documentary provides a deep dive into Morita’s personal life and provides a behind the scenes glimpse at the man behind all of the roles we’ve grown to love. Here’s the synopsis for More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story:
“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.”
Are you ready to watch the trailer? You might want to keep a tissue handy. More Than Miyagi releases February 5th, but you can check out the brand new trailer below.