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Morita, Pat 1932-2005

Overview
Works: 265 works in 655 publications in 6 languages and 16,281 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Action and adventure films  Martial arts films  Animated films  Juvenile works  Coming-of-age films  Comedy films  Folklore  War films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Creator, Interviewee, Author, Host
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The karate kid by John G Avildsen( Visual )

79 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting
Mulan by Barry Cook( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mulan, a young girl who does not fit in well with traditional society, disguises herself as a soldier to take her father's place in the Imperial army when the Huns invade China
Mulan II by Walt Disney( Visual )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magnificent legend of Mulan continues in an all-new movie. The courageous heroine is back, along with favorite characters and some new friends, including the mischievous Mushu, who wants to keep Mulan single so he can retain his job as her guardian
The karate kid( Visual )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate student Daniel LaRusso (Macchio) accompanies his teacher, Miyagi, (Morita) to Miyagi's ancestral home in Okinawa and becomes involved in a collision of cultures and combat
The karate kid by John G Avildsen( Visual )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Karate Kid Daniel LaRusso (Macchio), has an upcoming tournament in which he is the target of vicious student Mike Barnes (Kanan). Mr. Miyagi (Morita) instructs LaRusso not to compete, but LaRusso's pride sends him to instructor Terry Silver who is secretly setting LaRusso up to be the loser
Mulan ; Mulan II( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mulan II: Mulan and Shang are engaged to be married and must journey to a distant city in a valiant quest to save their beloved empire
Midway( Visual )

2 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the way it was--the story of the battle that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific, told wherever possible with actual film shot during combat. It exemplifies the combination of planning, courage, error and pure chance by which great events are often decided."--Title screens. In June of 1942, quite possibly the most important naval encounter of WWII took place in the middle of the Pacific, at Midway Island. While fictional, the film uses a great deal of documentary footage of the actual battle, featuring hundreds of ships of all sizes, from patrol boats to battleships and multiple carriers with hundreds of aircraft. US forces get wind of an imminent Japanese action and tries to sort fact from fiction, while the Japanese plan and execute their own attack plans. An epic on a grand scale that incorporates a huge cast, the film emphasizes the sheer scale of battles fought in the Pacific theater, which even when victorious, cost hundreds of lives
The next karate kid( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie, a rebellious teen, is pitted against a posse of paramilitary students who rule her high school. While their leader teaches them to fight-to-kill, Julie and Miyagi, her karate teacher, teach them the secret of fighting to live
Karate dog by Bob Clark( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cho Cho, a wisecracking canine, partners with a bumbling computer-geek detective to solve his Zen master's murder and save the world from a biochemical maniac
The Karate Kid collection( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate Kid II: Daniel accompanies Mr. Miyagi to Okinawa, where his mentor becomes re-engaged in an old feud with a lifelong enemy
Kung Fu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kwai Chang Caine is a Shaolin monk who is on the run after he killed the Chinese Emperor's nephew. The nephew had killed Caine's teacher in cold blood with a gun, like a coward. Caine flees to America both to escape retaliation and to search for his brother in order to settle down in this new land. However, he can not help but continually run into trouble from gunfighters and others as they oppress the innocent, while bounty hunters pursue the price on his head. Against this, he has his Kung-fu martial arts skill which proves to be devastatingly effective in this gun-dominated land
Honeymoon in Vegas( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Singer agrees to tie the knot with his beautiful girlfriend, Betsy, in a quickie Vegas ceremony. But when he loses a huge poker bet to mobster Tommy Korman, the marriage knot-- and Jack's life start unraveling fast. To get out of the debt, Jack "loans" Betsy to Korman for the weekend, only to discover the love-struck mobster plans to win her away for good
Down and Derby by Feature Films for Families( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down and Derby is a fun and entertaining comedy about a small-town Pinewood Derby competition that transforms an average group of dads into an awkward bunch of competitors. This family-friendly satire combines brilliant acting performances and smartly familiar scenes to expose the desperate behavior of parents who compete with one another through their children -- a social dynamic seen in everyday activities ranging from little league to science fairs to pageantry. Phil Davis was the kid who had it all. He could run, kick and jump better than anyone in his fifth grade class. Then, a cool kid from California named Ace Montana moved to town. On one fateful day in front of his two best friends -- Blaine and Big Jimmy -- Phil lost a head-to-head footrace to Ace and was forever bumped from his champion status. Ever since, first place has eluded him. 25 years later, not much has changed. They all still live in the same neighborhood. Blaine is still cynical and at 5'2" tall, Big Jimmy hasn't grown more than an inch since elementary school. Ace is the perennial winner while Phil's best attempts continue to win just runner-up. Now with children of their own, they find themselves in familiar competitive situations. On the heels of his son's defeat to Ace's son in the city league basketball championship, Phil wakes up unresolved and is at a breaking point with his childhood rival. The next day, news of the upcoming Pinewood Derby race is announced and Phil's son, Brady, races from his Pack meeting to solicit his dad's help. Desperate for a win, Phil sees this event as his breakthrough opportunity to finally beat Ace, whose son is also a Cub Scout. Surrounded by other overzealous dads in the same cul-de-sac, including Blaine and Big Jimmy, they all overlook the event's ideals and dominate the design, planning and construction of the cars. In the crazed world of derby fever, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color or attach a decal. Hilarity builds as the dads teeter on the edge of insanity and resort to backstabbing, cover-ups and sabotage. Wives, families and jobs are ignored with extreme consequences and the kids scheme their revenge to never be underestimated again. In the end, the farce reaches comical and outrageous levels with a surprise twist that will have you on the edge of your seat!
Savannah smiles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savannah is an imaginative six-year-old whose wealthy politician parents have little time for her. When Savannah runs away from home and hides in the broken-down getaway car of two bumbling felons, the small-time crooks are mistaken for kidnappers
Even cowgirls get the blues by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cowgirls on the Rubber Rose Ranch are staging a rebellion. Delores Del Ruby is leading the uproarious uprising, but it's really Sissy Hankshaw who's providing the spiritual leadership. With her marvelous thumbs and her funky brand of femininity, she shatters all male chauvinist illusions and boldly goes where no woman has gone before.--summary from container
Lamb Chop's Chanukah & Passover surprise( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shari's Passover surprise: A celebration of a traditional Jewish Seder. Lamp Chop rehearses her Four Questions and Hush Puppy practices sniffing out the hidden matzah. Learn the story of Passover and all the wonderful traditions surrounding this special holiday
I'll remember April by Bob Clark( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on actual reports of Japanese submarines patrolling the Pacific during WWII, it depicts events that transpire following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In the tradition of "October Sky" and "Stand By Me", drama here follows the life of four ten-year-old California boys and their perilous journey to self-discovery
The films of Ron Howard by Ron Howard( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through in-depth interviews, behind the scene footage, and clips from his films, Ron Howard talks about the ideas, influences, motivations, struggles, and successes behind his work."--Web page announcement
Only the brave( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the historic rescue of the Texan "lost battalion" by the all-Nisei 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team who endured heavy casualties, this film captures the tragedies and sacrifices of these courageous Americans, who had to overcome great prejudice and injustice to themselves and their families
American fusion by Aijia Zhang( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultures collide when a devoted but frustrated young Chinese-American woman falls for a hunky Hispanic dentist. A warm-hearted satire of ethnic stereotypes and family relationships provides nonstop laughs
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The karate kid
Alternative Names
Morita, Noriyuki

Morita, Noriyuki 1932-2005

Morita, Noriyuki 'Pat'

Morita, Noriyuki Pat 1932-2005

Morita, Pat 1932-2005

Morita, Pat Noriyuki 1932-2005

Morita, Patrick N. 1932-2005

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Pet Morita

Морита, Пэт

Пет Морита

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נוריוקי מוריטה

נוריוקי מוריטה שחקן אמריקאי

بات موريتا

بات موريتا ممثل أمريكي

پت موریتا بازیگر آمریکایی

팻 모리타

パット・モリタ

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