Plot & Details
Adapted from the "Destroyer" series of novels and comic books (not exactly the level of Ian Fleming), Remo Williams (Fred Ward) is a New York cop who works for a top-secret government agency accountable directly to the President of the U.S. After his reluctant induction into this agency, Remo is trained in a near-magical Korean martial arts form by Chiun (Joel Grey) in great sequences where walking on water is taken in stride. After his training, Remo goes after a corrupt arms manufacturer with connections in the U.S. military and acquires the necessary help-mate in the form of Major Rayner Fleming (Kate Mulgrew). Antics at the Statue of Liberty and other stunts enliven the action, but cannot make up for comic-book level characters.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Action
- Run Time: 121min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 05/04/2009
- DVD Release Date: 07/15/2003
- Distributor(s): Orion
- Director(s): Guy Hamilton
- Starring: Fred Ward , Joel Grey , Wilford Brimley , J.A. Preston , George Coe
- Themes: Assassination Plots,Heroic Mission,Mentors
- Tone: Deadpan,Earnest,Forceful,Goofy,Humorous,Tense
- Keywords: death, government, infiltration, martial-arts, master [expert], mentor, revenge, training, undercover, Superhero, espionage, secret-society
- Language: English