PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary unique assassin in service of the US President.
A TV pilot was made and aired, but never went to series. Jeffrey Meek was cast as Remo Williams and Roddy McDowall as Chiun. Craig Safan remained as the series composer.
We've done some work on you.
Conn MacCleary: Just your face.
Remo Williams: You better have a damn good reason!
Conn MacCleary: We did. You're ugly.
When Remo is attempting to shoot Chiun, he fires 8 rounds from his Colt 1911 pistol. Chiun then removes the magazine and pops more rounds out. A standard 1911 magazine only holds 8 rounds. Para Ordnance, the first company to make a 1911 copy with a double stack magazine holding more than 8 rounds, didn't begin manufacturing them until after production wrapped on this movie in 1984. So it can't even be one of their prototypes.
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.