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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

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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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It's going to take a dead man to save the country...from a death merchant's dream of destruction! See more »


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Remo Williams and the Secret of Sinanju  »

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SEK 2,951,832 (Sweden)
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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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Remo's shoes change from sneakers to thin black slippers before crossing the high wire. See more »

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Conn MacCleary: We've done some work on you.
Remo Williams: [starts to look under his sheets]
Conn MacCleary: Just your face.
Remo Williams: You better have a damn good reason!
Conn MacCleary: We did. You're ugly.
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Remo Williams makes James Bond look like Maxwell Smart...
2 June 1999 | by (Barry, Texas USA) – See all my reviews

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins... is a terrific action/espionage film that rides on the wave of the immensely popular Roger Moore 007 films of the 80s. But, Williams is a decidedly different spy...a policeman who "dies", but is brought back through the miracles of plastic surgery to become Remo Williams, the enigmatic point man for CURE, headed by the wonderful Wilford Brimley as Harold Smith. The true scene stealer in this action-packed, fast-paced film is Joel Grey as the Korean martial/mental arts master, Chiun, who delivers the best lines and performance of the movie. Fred Ward is also good as our hero, who is physically imposing and equally emotionally distraught as Remo Williams.

Highly recommended for action lovers, spy fans, and people who love quirky films that have been lost, but not forgotten.


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