|Guy Hamilton Director||previously directed Evil Under the Sun|
A New York police officer is "killed" in the line of duty, only to be resurrected with a new face and name by a secretive government agency as an assassin and is trained by an eccentric Asian master in a legendary martial arts to accomplish the impossible.
Several of the actors who auditioned for the role of Remo Williams actually professed to be proficient in the art of Sinanju, the martial arts taught to Remo by Chiun. Apparently, they were unaware that this particular style of martial arts was entirely fictional.3 More Trivia
How old are you, Chiun? I mean, you are old, right?
For an apricot, yes. For a head of lettuce, even more so. But for a mountain, I have not begun in years! For a man, I am just right.
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And now, I know.
|Warren Murphy||novel The Destroyer|
|Richard Sapir||novel The Destroyer|
|Fred Ward||Remo Williams|
|Wilford Brimley||Harold Smith|
|J.A. Preston||Conn MacCleary|
|George Coe||Gen. Scott Watson|
|Charles Cioffi||George Grove|
|Kate Mulgrew||Maj. Rayner Fleming|
|Michael Pataki||Jim Wilson|
|Davenia McFadden||NYC traffic control cop|
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Adapted from the best selling pulp fiction novels of Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir known as "The Destroyer", this film was an attempt to create a franchise of movies based on the novels. A NYPD police officer and former Marine Corps veteran, Samuel "Sam" Edward Mankin is set up and apparently killed in the line of duty. In actuality, he is rescued and is recruited by CURE, a top secret agency of the United States government that is answerable only to the President. His fingerprints and face are surgically altered and his records are wiped in order for him to become the sole enforcement arm of the agency, designated to kill targets or threats to the United States. To accomplish this task, he is trained by Chiun, a mysterious and aged Korean in a mythic martial arts that trains Remo to perform superhuman feats such as dodging bullets, running over wet cement, and other abilities.
|Name||Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins|
|US Release||Oct. 11, 1985|
|AUS Release||Feb. 13, 1986|
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|Alias(es)||Remo Williams: The First Adventure
Remo Williams: Unarmed and Dangerous