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Subj: Re: Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 at 03:28:04 pm EDT (Viewed 225 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 at 10:24:28 am EDT (Viewed 234 times)
Nice write up. I love this film, its one of mu family's favorites. I'm also a fan of the books. I haven't read all of them but a large chunk across a pretty wide time. I don't think there was a definitive end, more like a series of open ended adventures that spoofed various pop culture and actual occurrences of the times while they committed "perfect assassinations." There were some key revelations, like Remo being revealed as Shiva the Destroyer reincarnated.
If it makes you feel better, Joel Grey was concerned about yellow face too. Before he agreed to do the role, he practiced got made up, and went into "Little Korea" (in LA I think) and proved to himself he could blend in.
Our club sponsored this movie in college (RPI), leading to watching it three times in one night and Juggling Club being full of Chiun themed insults for months.
Never saw the TV pilot, I was surprised it wasn't an extra on the extra filled Blu Ray that came out a while ago. Too bad they didn't make more films with Ward, Grey and Brimley.
Thanx for the memories.