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11 October 1985 (USA) See more »
It's going to take a dead man to save the country...from a death merchant's dream of destruction! See more »
An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Guy Hamilton 
Writing credits
Richard Sapir (novel "The Destroyer") &
Warren Murphy (novel "The Destroyer")

Christopher Wood (written by)

Produced by
Mel Bergman .... executive producer
Dick Clark .... executive producer
Judy Goldstein .... co-producer
Larry Spiegel .... producer
Original Music by
Craig Safan 
Cinematography by
Andrew Laszlo 
Film Editing by
Mark Melnick 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Amanda Mackey 
Production Design by
Jackson De Govia 
Set Decoration by
Frederic C. Weiler 
Costume Design by
Ellen Mirojnick 
Makeup Department
Frank Bianco .... hair designer
Carl Fullerton .... special makeup effects artist
Elvira Oropeza .... makeup artist: Mexico
Mickey Scott .... makeup artist
Production Management
Luis Bekris .... unit production manager: Mexico
Christopher Dalton .... production supervisor: Mexico (as Chris Dalton)
Jim Kessler .... post-production supervisor
Jack Roe .... unit production manager: Mexico
John H. Starke .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Espinoza .... first assistant director: Mexico (as Richard L. Espinoza)
Alex Hapsas .... first assistant director: U.S.
Bruce Moriarty .... first assistant director: second unit, Mexico
Thompson O'Sullivan .... second second assistant director
José Luis Ortega .... first assistant director: Mexico (as Jose Luis Ortega)
Glenn Randall Jr. .... second unit director (as Glenn H. Randall Jr.)
Joseph Ray .... second assistant director
Anna Roth .... second assistant director: Mexico
David A. Starke .... first assistant director: second unit, New York (as David August Starke)
Carol L. Vitkay .... dga trainee
Art Department
Brandy Alexander .... art director: Mexico
Cate Bangs .... assistant art director
Benito Cano .... props: Mexico
Dan Curry .... computer graphics designer
Antonio Gómez .... sculptor: Mexico (as Antonio Gomez)
Paul Halligan .... construction grip (as Paul J. Halligan)
Helaine Head .... assistant art director
Gerardo Hernández .... set dresser: Mexico (as Gerardo Hernandez)
Agustín Ituarte .... art director: Mexico (as Agustin Ituarte)
John R. Jensen .... art director: Mexico
Woods Mackintosh .... art director: New York
Juan José Martínez .... sculptor: Mexico (as Juan Jose Martinez)
Antonio Mata .... property master: Mexico (as Antonio Mata Duarte)
Tom McDermott .... set dresser (as Thomas A. McDermott)
Michael Minor .... art director: Mexico
Arne Olsen .... construction grip
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator (as Ronald Petagna)
Bruno Robotti .... master scenic artist
Xavier Rodríguez .... art director: Mexico (as Xavier Rodriguez Gonzalez)
Philip Saccio .... props
Thomas Saccio .... property master
Fortino Sanchez Suarez .... head sculptor: Statue of Liberty, Mexico
Eric Stepper .... props
Theresa Wachter .... assistant set decorator: Mexico
Thomas K. Wright .... set dresser
Frank Didio .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
C.J. Appel .... sound editor (as CJ Appel)
Tom Bellfort .... sound editor
Juan Beltrán .... sound assistant: Mexico (as Juan Beltran)
Valerie Bryce .... sound re-recording technician
Scott Chandler .... sound re-recording technician
David DeCoteau .... sound editor (as Richard Chasen)
Melissa Dietz .... assistant sound editor
David Dresher .... assistant sound editor
Rick Finney .... assistant sound editor
Frank Graziadei .... sound recordist
Howie Hammerman .... sound re-recording technician
Greg Hedgepath .... sound re-recording technician
Richard Hymns .... sound editor
Tom Johnson .... re-recording mixer
Tom Johnson .... sound effects recordist
Brian Kelly .... sound re-recording technician
Efrén Marín Rojas .... sound: Mexico (as Efren Marin)
Tim McGovern .... sound re-recording technician
Michele Perrone .... assistant sound editor
Priscilla Regalado .... foley artist
Gary Rydstrom .... foley artist
James Sabat .... sound mixer (as James J. Sabat)
Louis Sabat .... boom operator
Jim Schelter .... sound re-recording technician
Leslie Shatz .... re-recording mixer
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
David Slusser .... sound re-recording technician
Greg Smith .... sound re-recording technician
Jenny Stein .... assistant sound editor (as Jennifer Hodgson Stein)
Mary Sweeney .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Laurencio Cordero .... special effects: Mexico (as Laurencio Cordero 'Choby')
Douglas A. Degrazzio .... additional special effects (as Douglas A. DeGrazzio)
Jesus G. Duran .... special effects: Mexico (as Jesus Duran)
Andy Evans .... special effects
Harry Stewart .... special effects assistant
Pedro Carrillo .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Robin Grathwol .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunts
Wayne King .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Tom Morga .... stunts
Bernie Pock .... stunts (as Bernhard Pock)
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Glenn H. Randall Jr.)
Walter Robles .... stunts
Gary Tacon .... stunts
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts (as Michael Vendrell)
Jack Williams .... stunts
Ray Woodfork .... stunts
Bob Yerkes .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunt double: Fred Ward (uncredited)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralph Brandofino .... second assistant camera: second unit, New York
Michael F. Burke .... electrician (as Michael Burke)
Patrick Capone .... first assistant camera: second unit, New York
Ken Connors .... best boy electric (as Kenneth R. Conners)
James A. Contner .... director of photography: second unit, New York
Don Cook .... camera operator: second unit, Mexico (as Donald E. Cook)
Adger W. Cowans .... still photographer
Douglas A. Degrazzio .... video playback operator (as Douglas A. DeGrazzio)
Russell Engels .... gaffer (as Russ Engels)
Johnathan Ercole .... first assistant camera: second unit, New York (as Jonathan Ercole)
Jon Fauer .... cinematographer: main title sequence
Jon Fauer .... director of photography: second unit, New York
James W. Finnerty .... grip
John Finnerty .... grip
Michael Finnerty .... grip (as Mike Finnerty)
Jay Fortune .... electrician
Vincent Galindez .... second assistant camera: second unit, New York (as Vinnie Galindez)
Ángel González .... camera operator: Mexico (as Angel Gonzalez)
Juan Iniestra .... head grip: Mexico
Gábor Kövér .... first assistant camera (as Gabor Kover)
Adolfo Lara .... head electrician: Mexico (as Adolfo Lara 'Santo')
Jeffrey Laszlo .... camera operator (as Jeffrey A. Laszlo)
Jay Levy .... first assistant camera: second unit, New York
Tommy Magglos .... camera operator: second unit, Mexico (as Tom Magglos)
George Patsos .... best boy grip
Antonio Ramírez 'Puma' .... dolly grip: Mexico (as Antonio Ramirez 'Puma')
Scott Rathner .... second assistant camera
Joyce Rudolph .... still photographer
John Smith .... electrician
David Worth .... director of photography: second unit, Mexico
Casting Department
Claudia Becker .... casting agent: Mexico
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Michael Hirshenson .... casting assistant
Marcia Perskie .... extras casting assistant: Mexico
Diane Schneier .... casting assistant
Bernie Styles .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
William A. Campbell .... wardrobe supervisor: Mexico (as Bill Campbell)
Ann Culotta .... assistant costumer: Mexico
Sandra Culotta .... costumer: Mexico
Ruth E. Doering .... wardrobe: USA
Alfonso Govea .... wardrobe head: Mexico (as Alfonso Govea Estrada)
William Loger .... wardrobe supervisor: USA (as Bill Loger)
Molly Maginnis .... assistant costume designer
Walter Rivera .... wardrobe: USA
Guy Tanno .... wardrobe: USA
Editorial Department
John A. Amicarella .... assistant editor
Catherine Coombs .... post-production coordinator (as Cate Coombs)
John Davidson .... post-production coordinator
Sigfrido García Jr. .... assistant editor: Mexico (as Sigfrido Garcia Jr.)
John Haggar .... assistant editor (as John A. Haggar)
Doris Hellmann .... post-production coordinator
Susan A. Leahy .... post-production coordinator (as Susan Leahy)
Betsy Maturo .... assistant editor
Sergio Ortega .... assistant editor: Mexico
Location Management
Edwin 'Itsi' Atkins .... location manager
Brett Botula .... location assistant
Alejandro Ferrer .... location manager: Mexico
David A. Starke .... location manager (as David August Starke)
Music Department
Bob Badami .... music editor: Metrognome, Ltd.
Frank Capp .... music coordinator
Lauren McGowan .... assistant music editor
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Wayne Coster .... copyist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Charles Enzen .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Alicia Anthony .... post-production auditor
Linda Banarer .... travel arrangements
Guillermo 'Memo' Carreno .... production assistant: Mexico (as Guillermo Carreno)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Mario Cisneros Jr. .... script supervisor: second unit, Mexico
Duane Clark .... production assistant (as Duane B. Clark)
Stanley J. Corwin .... executive consultant
Patricia Anne Doherty .... production assistant
Richard Ericson .... dialect coach (as Rick Ericson)
Emily Gamboa .... production coordinator: Mexico
Gail Geibel .... production coordinator
Sam Gelerman .... production assistant
Deren Getz .... production assistant
Peter Greene .... production assistant
Anne Gyory .... script supervisor: second unit, New York
Maureen Hudson-Murari .... assistant production coordinator
Edward Iacobelli .... teamster captain
Harry Kopoian .... airport liaison: Mexico
Karl Lewis Miller .... animal action
Carol Presti .... production assistant
Ana Maria Quintana .... script supervisor
Luis Reyes .... unit publicist
Gene Ritchings .... customs coordinator
Blanca Rodarte .... production assistant: Mexico
Chris Ruppenthal .... creative consultant
Rosalía Salazar .... production secretary: Mexico (as Rosalia Salazar)
Mike Salisbury .... title designer: main title sequence
Wendie Siford .... assistant auditor
Te-Pin Tan .... martial arts consultant
Donald L. West .... production auditor (as Donald West)
Wendy Zeitlan .... travel arrangements
Emilia Arau .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tom Paolucci .... production staff (uncredited)
Matt Widman .... production assistant: New York City (uncredited)
A.J. Anello .... the producers wish to thank: Ellis Island site safety director
Robert Cook .... the producers wish to thank: Burroughs Corporation
Steven-Charles Jaffe .... the producers wish to thank
Michael Kelly .... the producers wish to thank: Universal Builders Supply
Lindsley Parsons Sr. .... the producers wish to thank: Film Finances, Inc.
Margaret Roiphe .... the producers wish to thank
Paul Sammon .... the producers wish to thank
Patricia Scott .... the producers wish to thank: New York Film & Theater Broadcasting Office
Richard Soams .... the producers wish to thank: Film Finances, Inc.
Kurt Woolner .... the producers wish to thank: Film Finances, Inc.
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins..." - USA (alternative title)
"Remo: The Adventure Begins..." - USA (poster title)
"Remo: The First Adventure" - USA (poster title)
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121 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Chiun calls Alexander the Great "The Persian Boy." Alexander was Macedonian.See more »
Chiun:Place your hands behind your head.
[Remo complies, then doubles over from a blow from Chiun, too fast to be seen ]
Chiun:I did not say keep them there. Your reflexes are pitiful! The seasons move faster.
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Referenced in City of Heroes (2004) (VG)See more »
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40 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Great movie, 30 November 2004
Author: logezero from New York, USA

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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