Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Glamorized Spy Film, Martial Arts  |   Release Date - Oct 11, 1985 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 121 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Adapted from the "Destroyer" series of novels and comic books (not exactly the level of Ian Fleming), Remo Williams (Fred Ward) is a New York cop who works for a top-secret government agency accountable directly to the President of the U.S. After his reluctant induction into this agency, Remo is trained in a near-magical Korean martial arts form by Chiun (Joel Grey) in great sequences where walking on water is taken in stride. After his training, Remo goes after a corrupt arms manufacturer with connections in the U.S. military and acquires the necessary help-mate in the form of Major Rayner Fleming (Kate Mulgrew). Antics at the Statue of Liberty and other stunts enliven the action, but cannot make up for comic-book level characters.

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death, espionage, government, infiltration, martial-arts, master [expert], mentor, revenge, secret-society, Superhero, training, undercover