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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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A hero who doesn't exist must save America from an enemy we never knew we had. 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 the title character of Remo Williams which in the end was cast with actor Fred Ward. See more »

Goofs

At the Coney Island ring toss, Chiun throws five rings; we hear and see six rings land on the bottles. In the shot of the six rings, all of them have come to rest, yet we can still hear one ring whirling around the neck of a bottle. See more »

Quotes

Chiun: In Korea, door handles do not come off.
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Referenced in Asylum (2014) See more »

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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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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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