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Remo Williams: The Prophecy (1988)

While Remo and his teacher work their missions, an elite assassin targets Remo.


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Cast overview:
Stephen Elliott ...
Derek Boland
Bruce Neckels ...
Chad Randall
Darwyn Swalve ...
Biker Leader
Steven Wilde


While Remo and his teacher work their missions, an elite assassin targets Remo.

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15 August 1988 (USA)  »

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Due to President Ronald Reagan's speech on the night of 15th August 1988, ABC made the decision to join "Remo Williams" in progress, rather than start it from the beginning, which would have delayed the network's 9 pm broadcasting. As a result, only the last 15 minutes of the 60-minute program were seen. See more »


Remo Williams: You know, Chiun, a real parting gesture would be teaching me lesson 36...
Chiun: Lesson 36 in hand of beginner could be dangerous.
Remo Williams: Ah, come on. How could the 47 steps to bringing a woman to ecstasy be dangerous?
Chiun: You... would find a way.
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Follows Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) See more »

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A failed attempt with a few bright spots.
4 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this one, and I'm not quite sure how--it aired once and then disappeared without a trace. As an avid Destroyer book reader, I felt the concept of a television series based on the books was a can't-miss prospect. Then I saw this. When it comes to re-creating the books, the movie may have missed the boat, but this series missed the water entirely. The biggest problem is the lead actor. The grinning, poofed-hair goofball they brought in to play Remo almost certainly never read any of the books. He missed the dark, brooding persona that even Fred Ward managed to capture in the movie.

The next problem is similar to that of the movie--it tries to create a new plot line instead of just using one of the 120+ available in the books. This deteriorates quickly into some nonsense about a hit man trying to kill Remo to take his place and some kind of a fight with a photon-torpedo shooting robot guarding a chemical weapons plant (I'm not making this up). The Sinanju training and Chiun's hilarious antics were kept inexplicably in the background for the whole episode.

Surprisingly, the supporting cast isn't too bad. McDowell does an admirable job as Chiun, although he doesn't quite lose himself in the role the way Grey did. It's hard to imagine anyone being more Harold W. Smith than Wilfred Brimley, but the seasoned vet they brought in for this role did a fairly nice job (a little more gruff than he needed to be, but not bad). There were also a few funny lines like "There has never been a Master of Sinanju named Big Mac" (okay, I thought it was funny). All in all, a bad series based on the Destroyer is better than most good series based on other subject matter, but this one comes nowhere near the potential of the concept. It's not quite "The droppings of a diahrettic duck" as Chiun would say, but not really good, either.

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