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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (11-Oct-1985)

Director: Guy Hamilton

Writer: Christopher Wood

From novel: The Destroyer by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy

Music Composed by: Craig Safan

Producer: Larry Spiegel

Keywords: Action/Comedy, Martial Arts

An unwilling NYPD cop "dies" on the job and is assigned to CURE, a secret organization formed to bring ultimate sanction to those who manipulate the system and get away with their crimes. Given plastic surgery and renamed Remo Williams, he learns the martial art of shinanju from Korean master Chiun and trades fast food for rice in a quick month of training. CURE targets Grove, a defense contractor committing large scale fraud. Intended to be a series of films, but followups were never produced. Low budget 1980s action; ridiculous martial arts scenes; hanging around the Statue of Liberty: good stuff.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Marv Albert
Sports Figure
12-Jun-1941   Yessssssss!
Wilford Brimley
Actor
27-Sep-1934   Grandfatherly actor, shill for Oatmeal Industry
Joel Grey
Actor
11-Apr-1932   Cabaret
William Hickey
Actor
19-Sep-1927 29-Jun-1997 Prizzi's Honor
Gene LeBell
Wrestling
9-Oct-1932   Stuntman, wrestler
Kate Mulgrew
Actor
29-Apr-1955   Star Trek: Voyager
Jon Polito
Actor
29-Dec-1950   Johnny Caspar in Miller's Crossing
J. A. Preston
Actor
?   Allen Brooks on All's Fair
Reginald VelJohnson
Actor
16-Aug-1952   Carl Winslow on Family Matters
Fred Ward
Actor
30-Dec-1942   Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

CAST

Fred Ward   ...   Remo Williams
Joel Grey   ...   Chiun
Wilford Brimley   ...   Harold Smith
J. A. Preston   ...   Conn MacCleary
George Coe   ...   Gen. Scott Watson
Charles Cioffi   ...   George Grove
and
Kate Mulgrew   ...   Maj. Rayner Fleming
Co-Starring
Patrick Kilpatrick   ...   Stone
Michael Pataki   ...   Jim Wilson
Davenia McFadden   ...   NY Traffic Control Cop
Cosie Costa   ...   Pvt. Damico
J.P. Romano   ...   Boomer #1
Joel J. Kramer   ...   Boomer #2
Frank Ferrara   ...   Boomer #3
Marv Albert   ...   Sports Announcer
Ray Woodfork   ...   Hood #1
Phil Neilson   ...   Hood #2
Webster Whinery   ...   Hood #3
Frank Simpson   ...   Senior Police Officer
Dodi Kenan   ...   Nurse
Reginald VelJohnson   ...   Ambulance Driver
Jon Polito   ...   Zack
Gene LeBell   ...   Red
Michael M. Ryan   ...   Sgt. Sullivan
Jeff Allin   ...   Lt. Fox
Will Jeffries   ...   Young Captain
Sebastian Ligarde   ...   Pvt. Johnson
Roger Cudney   ...   Capt, Young
Duane B. Clark   ...   Logger
John Christianson   ...   Logger
Phil Culotta   ...   Soldier driver
Tom McBride   ...   Jim -- Soap Opera
Andrew MacMillan   ...   Doctor -- Soap Opera
Wendy Gazelle   ...   Linda -- Soap Opera
Suzy Snyder   ...   Nurse -- Soap Opera
and
William Hickey   ...   The Coney Island barker

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