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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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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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The picture actually got Oscar nominated in 1986 for an Academy Award, in the Best Makeup category for Carl Fullerton, but lost out to the Cher movie Mask (1985). See more »

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As Remo descends to get a closer look at the Harp satellite by sliding down a guy wire, holding on with his hands, we see that the stunt man is holding on to a rope wrapped around the wire. When Remo lands, he is again holding on with just his hands. See more »

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Remo Williams: Are you hurt?
Chiun: No. When you approach middle age, there is a tendency toward bruising, my son.
Remo Williams: What? What did you call me?
Chiun: I called you a clumsy oaf. You drive like a monkey in heat.
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References Nanook of the North (1922) See more »

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Written by Franne Golde, Paul Fox, Bobby Caldwell
Courtesy of Motown Record Corporation
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Great movie
30 November 2004 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie that blurs the line between action/adventure and comedy in the tradition of Big Trouble in Little China. The one-liners from Remo (Fred Ward) Chiun (Joel Grey) and Mr. Smith (Wilford Brimley) are reason enough to see this movie. Some people complained that the martial arts abilities are too unbelievable. However, if you enjoy "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", any James Bond movie, or just about any martial arts movie coming out of Asia, you should have no problem with Remo Williams. The music to the movie is also surprisingly well done. I wholeheartedly recommend this movie to anyone with a trace of humor in their soul. You will not be disappointed.


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