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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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There is an Eleventh Commandment: "Thou shalt not get away with it." This Commandment has a name: REMO WILLIAMS. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

A TV pilot was made and aired, but never went to series. Jeffrey Meek was cast as Remo Williams and Roddy McDowall as Chiun. Craig Safan remained as the series composer. See more »

Goofs

Planks are visible under the surface of the water over which Chiun runs. See more »

Quotes

Chiun: Remember, perfection is a road, not a destination.
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Connections

Features Asteroids (1979) 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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This is an 80's action film, not the Matrix...
24 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Look all you movie snobs out there. This is a classic 80's action flick and nothing more. Sure there were some effects, but that is not the focus of the story. It is the interplay between Remo and Chuin that makes this one shine. It has classic and memorable lines. And, it was good enough for major plot points to be stolen later by the writers of the Matrix and Men in Black. If you want better action sequences, see those. If you want to see 80's action in all of its glory, get this one. One last point: It is sad that the DVD doesn't have a Widescreen option.


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