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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins ()


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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.
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Remo Williams
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Chiun
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Harold Smith
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Conn MacCleary
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Gen. Scott Watson
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George Grove
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Maj. Rayner Fleming
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Stone
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Jim Wilson
Davenia McFadden ...
N.Y. Traffic Control Cop
Cosie Costa ...
Pvt. Damico
J.P. Romano ...
Boomer #1
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Boomer #2 (as Joel J. Kramer)
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Boomer #3
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Sports Announcer (voice)
Ray Woodfork ...
Hood #1
Phil Neilson ...
Hood #2
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Hood #3
Frank Simpson ...
Senior Police Officer
Dodi Kenan ...
Nurse
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Ambulance Driver
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Zack
Gene LeBell ...
Red
Michael Ryan ...
Sgt. Sullivan (as Michael M. Ryan)
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Lt. Fox
Will Jeffries ...
Young Captain
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Pvt. Johnson
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Capt. Young
Duane Clark ...
Logger (as Duane B. Clark)
John Christianson ...
Logger
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Soldier Driver
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'Jim' in Soap Opera
Andrew MacMillan ...
'Doctor' in Soap Opera
Wendy Gazelle ...
'Linda' in Soap Opera
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'Nurse' in Soap Opera (as Suzy Snyder)
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The Coney Island Barker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pete Richardson ...
Construction Worker (uncredited)
John Sabol ...
Army Sergeant (uncredited)
Eric Wagner ...
Redwood (uncredited)

Directed by

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Guy Hamilton

Written by

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Richard Sapir ... (novel "The Destroyer") &
Warren Murphy ... (novel "The Destroyer")
 
Christopher Wood ... (written by)
 
Guy Hamilton ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Mel Bergman ... executive producer
Dick Clark ... executive producer
Judy Goldstein ... co-producer
Larry Spiegel ... producer

Music by

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Craig Safan

Cinematography by

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Andrew Laszlo

Film Editing by

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Mark Melnick

Editorial Department

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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

Casting By

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Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins
Amanda Mackey

Production Design by

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Jackson De Govia

Set Decoration by

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Frederic C. Weiler

Costume Design by

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Ellen Mirojnick

Makeup Department

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Frank Bianco ... hair designer
Carl Fullerton ... special makeup effects artist
Elvira Oropeza ... makeup artist: Mexico
Mickey Scott ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Luis Bekris ... unit production manager: Mexico
Christopher Dalton ... production supervisor: Mexico (as Chris Dalton)
James Kessler ... post-production supervisor (as Jim Kessler)
Jack Roe ... unit production manager: Mexico
John H. Starke ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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

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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

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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 Hammermann ... sound re-recording technician
Greg Hedgepath ... sound re-recording technician
Richard Hymns ... sound editor
Tom Johnson ... re-recording mixer / 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 / 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

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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

Stunts

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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

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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 / 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: "a" camera (as Gabor Kover)
Adolfo Lara ... head electrician: Mexico (as Adolfo Lara 'Santo')
Jeffrey Laszlo ... camera operator (as Jeffrey A. Laszlo)
Eric Leigh ... electrician
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

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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

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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

Location Management

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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

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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)

Script and Continuity Department

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Ana Maria Quintana ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Charles Enzen ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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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
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
Patricia Hess ... production assistant (as Patricia Anne Doherty)
Maureen Hudson-Murari ... assistant production coordinator
Edward Iacobelli ... teamster captain
Harry Kopoian ... airport liaison: Mexico
Karl Lewis Miller ... animal action
Carol Presti ... production assistant
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)

Thanks

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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 Soames ... the producers wish to thank: Film Finances, Inc. (as Richard Soams)
Kurt Woolner ... the producers wish to thank: Film Finances, Inc.
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines 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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Also Known As
  • Remo: The First Adventure (United States)
  • Remo Williams and the Secret of Sinanju (United States)
  • Remo: The Adventure Begins... (United States)
  • Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins... (United States)
  • Remo Williams, sin armas pero mortífero (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 121 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Goofs When Remo is first approached by the thugs, we see that he is standing on the scaffolding even with Lady Liberty's face. He then gets forced backwards, grabs onto a pole that breaks free and swings out away from the statue. The shot from below shows Remo, hanging from the pole, at the height of Liberty's feet. He then slides down the pole to the next lower level, and then is back on the scaffolding even with Liberty's face. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hollywood's Hidden Stars (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Remo's Theme (What If) See more »
Quotes Remo Williams: [Last lines] Chiun, you're incredible!
Chiun: No! I am better than that.
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