PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary unique assassin in service of the US President.
The producers were hoping to create a James Bond-style franchise by adapting "The Destroyer" novels by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir, and therefore hired Bond screenwriter Christopher Wood to pen the script. Bond director Guy Hamilton was hired to direct. Remo was considered a "blue-collar James Bond".
All I can promise you is terror for breakfast, pressure for lunch, and aggravation for sleep. Your vacations will be two minutes when you're not looking over your shoulder, and if you live to draw a pension, it'll be a miracle.
Remo Williams: Are there any ...
Conn MacCleary: Hell,...
During the fight on Liberty Island, we see Remo slide down a pole to the scaffolding even with Lady Liberty's face. Trying to evade the thugs, he jumps down another level. He then jumps to a rope and swings to the torch, which happens to be 50 feet above where he was.
UK cinema and video versions were cut by 35 secs by the BBFC with edits to kicks and blows during the opening fight scene. The cuts are restored in the MGM DVD release.
$3,376,971 14 October 1985