actor: Pat Morita

Karate Dog

September 5, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is just an hilarious action-packed comedy about a talking dog who also knows karate. This film is wholesome, entertaining and enjoyable. It reminds me of some of the funny movies I watched when I was a kid. It is filled with action and adventure as the duo try to find the bad guys. There is [...]

The Karate Kid ll

June 20, 1986

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film has a lot in it to like. The respect with which the people in Okinawa show to one another is nice to observe and the landscape and sets are in a word beautiful. This is a continuation of the first "Karate Kid" film and, in my opinion, works as well as the first one. Daniel LaRusso hit his [...]

The Karate Kid lll

June 30, 1989
Most critics consider this last "The Karate Kid" film, with both Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita, to be the weakest of the trilogy. One more film with Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi was made with a new karate student, a very young Hillary Swank. This film does have its moments. The confusion young Daniel [...]


June 19, 1998

Dove Approved for All Ages

It's difficult assessing which is the cardinal ingredient of any successful animated film. The cinema is a collaborative art form. Nowhere is that more evident than in the animation genre. Voice characterizations, drawings, concept, music, art design, etc., all must blend harmoniously to make a [...]

Reggie’s Prayer

October 10, 1997

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Here is a story of one man trying to make a difference. Reggie, a retired Pro football Athlete, goes to Portland to teach history and coach football. But the most important job he wants is to save his friend's nephew from the bad influences of a drug dealer in this young man's life so the family [...]