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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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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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The producers were hoping to create a James Bond-style franchise by adapting The Destroyer novels and therefore hired Bond screenwriter Christopher Wood to pen the script. Bond director Guy Hamilton was hired to direct. Remo was considered a "blue collar James Bond". See more »

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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 »

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Chiun: It would be better for you to eat this can than what is inside of it. Why must everything in this country be coated with monositi-... monosoti...
Remo Williams: Monosodium glutamate. You can't even say it.
Chiun: I can say "rat droppings." That does not mean I want to eat them.
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Featured in When East Meets West: Joel Grey Remembers Chiun (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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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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