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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Remo Williams
... Chiun
... Harold Smith
... Conn MacCleary
... Gen. Scott Watson
... George Grove
... Maj. Rayner Fleming
... Stone
... Jim Wilson
Davenia McFadden ... N.Y. Traffic Control Cop
Cosie Costa ... Pvt. Damico
J.P. Romano ... Boomer #1
... Boomer #2 (as Joel J. Kramer)
... Boomer #3
... Sports Announcer (voice)
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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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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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MGM

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11 October 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Remo Williams and the Secret of Sinanju  »

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Gross USA:

$14,393,902, 31 December 1985
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1.85 : 1
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The movie was nominated in 1986 for a Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Golden Globe for Joel Grey, who had earlier won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe in the same category for Cabaret (1972), but lost out this time to Klaus Maria Brandauer for Out of Africa (1985). See more »

Goofs

While hanging from the Ferris wheel, Remo's hands continually alternate between the top of it and the safety cage between shots. See more »

Quotes

Remo Williams: You know, Chiun, you're a real pain in the ass.
Chiun: That is because it is the shortest route to your brain!
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Soundtracks

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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A good mixture of action and comedy.
13 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a good movie...about a cop, who is recruited to be part of this secret agency. He is basically recruited there against his will, as he is given a new face and even a new name. It is funny how he gets the name Remo Williams; a lot of thought was put into it. Most of this movie is the training that Remo (play excellently by Fred Ward) must go through to become the agent. His teacher is an old Korean played by Joel Grey who is great in the role. It is funny watching this two do their roles cause they are great and have a very good chemistry on the screen. Most of the action takes place near the end, as Remo has to investigate this guy whom sales weapons and stuff to the military. Great conclusion to this one as there is some good action scenes. Too bad there was never a sequel to this one cause it was a fun movie to watch.


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