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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

Although the Statue of Liberty was undergoing renovation in preparation for its centennial when the film was made, the filmmakers shot on and around the actual statue and its scaffolding as well as on a full-sized replica (from just below Liberty's book to the top of her torch) which was constructed in Mexico City. Because of weather and scheduling, the sequence required additional photography during the summer following the original mid-December (New York) and late-February (Mexico) shoots. Two different locations photographed during three separate time periods illustrates the value of storyboards and thorough pre-visualization. See more »

Goofs

When Remo practices jumping across the apartment, support wires are visible. See more »

Quotes

Chiun: [having just sprinted across the surface of a lake] You must run *very* fast.
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Connections

Referenced in Jake Speed (1986) See more »

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Janet
Performed by The Commodores
Written by Franne Golde, Paul Fox, Bobby Caldwell
Courtesy of Motown Record Corporation
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Fun, Fun, Fun
9 August 2001 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure, but I bet that if one were to do research on the most shown film on cable/satellite,REMO WILLIAMS would be in the top three. It seems like every month its being shown on Cinemax or The Movie Channel. But that's okay, as long as they keep showing it, I'll keep watching it.

I've read complaints about the movie's bad guy not being bad enough and the story not being big enough and to that, I say hogwash. Not every movie has to have the hero saving mankind from global destruction and Remo's mission may not be global, but its entertaining fun nonetheless. This is a movie best enjoyed on a slow Saturday afternoon when you don't feel like going out and just want to zone out for a few..

Put this one in your VCR and enjoy the absolutely wonderful score by Craig Safan (this movie's got one the best theme songs I've ever heard)The interplay between Fred Ward and Joel Grey (their dialog is side-splittingly funny at times, especially Grey's one-liners) and a pre-Star Trek: Voyager Kate Mulgrew.


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