Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins [DVD] [1985]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Synopsis


Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
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. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Fred Ward
    Fred Ward - Remo Williams
  • Joel Grey
    Joel Grey - Chiun
  • Wilford Brimley
    Wilford Brimley - Harold Smith
  • J.A. Preston
    J.A. Preston - Conn MacCleary
  • George Coe
    George Coe - Gen. Scott Watson



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Cult-Classic Gem

    Posted
    kevman79

    This is one of those films that will appeal only to select appetites, but generally speaking, those who like this film tend to consider it tops on their list. A great B-movie in every sense, directed by the late Guy Hamilton (of James Bond fame), 'Remo' is just a fun action movie to watch, with several good performances and some great stunt sequences, add in the well written dialogue and exceptional comic relief and you've got a great movie in my opinion! The dvd itself presents a decent full-screen image only (no widescreen), but considering the film was shot 'matted' widescreen anyway, you don't lose any picture with the full-screen version. In fact, you actually get more picture than you're supposed to in most scenes (just watch the scene where Remo is doing his balance-beam sequence in Chiun's apartment, you can see the harness wires the stuntman has attached to him). This movie is well worth the buy for die-hard fans as 'Remo' will probably not get a special edition release anytime in the near future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great action and very funny

    Posted
    tmoney
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    nypd officer has his death faked so he can become a reluctant secret agent for an unofficial government agency. he will become the 11th commandment "thou shall not get away with it" trained by a Korean martial arts expert. with some very funny , dry quips. "what were you doing at the statue of liberty". "chasing pigeons".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie regardless of age

    Posted
    justamovieguy
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    Great action/comedy. Appropriate for all ages. One of my favorites growing up. My VCR tape was old and wearing out. Glad to upgrade and purchase on DVD. Cool seeing WTC in background and Statue of Liberty up close (even if under repair).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT MOVIE

    Posted
    ROSIE
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    REMO WILLIAMS IS A GREAT MOVIE IF YOUR INTO ACTION ADVENTURE.... GOOD FOR ANYONE. HARD TO FIND AND WAS REALLY GLAD BEST BUY HAD IT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally!

    Posted
    Jabbah
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    80s classic finally gets an anamorphic DVD release. Go Remo!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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