REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS (aka REMO: UNARMED & DANGEROUS) (15)
D: Guy Hamilton
Orion (Dick Clark, Larry Spiegel & Mel Bergman)
W: Christopher Wood [based on the "Destroyer" series of stories by Richard Sapir & Warren Murphy]
DP: Andrew Laszlo
Ed: Mark Melnick
Mus: Craig Safan
PD: Jackson de Govia
Fred Ward (Remo Williams), Joel Grey (Chiun), Wilford Brimley (Harold Smith), J.A. Preston (Conn McCleary), Charles Cioffi (George Grove)
A strange comic-book style adventure which probably worked better on paper than it does on film.
Fred Ward plays an NYPD cop enlisted by the CIA to become a martial arts expert and infiltrate the gang of an international arts dealer.
This action film is incredibly light on action, with only a few set pieces to get the pulses racing. Its finest moments come from the scene-stealing Joel Grey, virtually unrecognisable underneath heavy oriental-style makeup.