PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary unique assassin in service of the US President.
First of two "Remo Williams" movies with the second being made-for-television and first broadcast around three years after this picture [See: Remo Williams: The Prophecy (1988)].
Professional assassination... is the highest form of public service.
When Remo is first approached by the thugs, we see that he is standing on the scaffolding even with Lady Liberty's face. He then gets forced backwards, grabs onto a pole that breaks free and swings out away from the statue. The shot from below shows Remo, hanging from the pole, at the height of Liberty's feet. He then slides down the pole to the next lower level, and then is back on the scaffolding even with Liberty's face.
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.
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