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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Storyline

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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Look Out! He's Unarmed and Dangerous! See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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11 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Remo Williams and the Secret of Sinanju  »

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Trivia

Ed Harris was considered for the role of Remo Williams. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the elevator fight on the Statue Of Liberty, Remo opens the top of the elevator and hits the first guy with some sort of pole and we see him fall to the floor. This guys body then completely disappears for the rest of the elevator scene but reappears in the last shot when Remo leaves the elevator. See more »

Quotes

Remo Williams: [Remo hears Chiun singing a song in Korean] Is it painful?
Chiun: I was singing an old Korean love song.
Remo Williams: It's a wonder the race isn't extinct.
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Connections

Referenced in Toto Lost in New York (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Remo's Theme (What If)
Performed by Tommy Shaw
Written by Tommy Shaw and Richie Cannata
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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This is an 80's action film, not the Matrix...
24 August 2003 | by (SoJo, Utah) – See all my reviews

Look all you movie snobs out there. This is a classic 80's action flick and nothing more. Sure there were some effects, but that is not the focus of the story. It is the interplay between Remo and Chuin that makes this one shine. It has classic and memorable lines. And, it was good enough for major plot points to be stolen later by the writers of the Matrix and Men in Black. If you want better action sequences, see those. If you want to see 80's action in all of its glory, get this one. One last point: It is sad that the DVD doesn't have a Widescreen option.


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