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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  11 October 1985 (USA)
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An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president.

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An NYPD cop is 'killed' in an accident. The death is faked, and he is inducted into the organization CURE, dedicated to preserving the constitution by working outside of it. Remo is to become the enforcement wing (assassin) of CURE, and learns an ancient Korean martial art from Chiun, the Master of Sinanju. Based on the popular pulp series "The Destroyer," by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A hero who doesn't exist must save America from an enemy we never knew we had. See more »


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Remo Williams and the Secret of Sinanju  »

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Some of the actors who auditioned for the part of Remo Williams claimed to be proficient in the martial art of Sinanju, not realizing it was a fiction derived from the Destroyer novels on which the movie was based. See more »

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As Remo leaves the scene of the jeep explosion at Mount Promise, he is walking clockwise around the lake. When he reaches the dock, he arrives coming from the opposite (counter-clockwise) direction. See more »

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Conn MacCleary: Didn't I tell you? We don't use that 'bang bang' stuff. Your mind and your body become your weapon. That's what your new pal Chiun is going to teach you.
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This movie has it all
8 March 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is a classic 80's action flick, with a twist. The two main characters are a kick to watch as the hardboiled New York cop is trained in the ways of the wise master of shinanju. The action scenes are awesome, and there are plenty of laughs as we watch our hero Remo struggle to overcome his fears and vices to become a master of shinanju. Fred Ward as Remo and Joel Grey as Chun really capitalize on the comedic opportunities here. The soundtrack is top-notch, perfectly blending a patriotic hero theme with graceful oriental influences. I highly recommend you take this one home and check it out - it's a lot of fun.


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