Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins(1985)
A hero who doesn't exist must save America from an enemy we never knew we had.
Writers: Richard Sapir (novel), Warren Murphy (novel), Christopher Wood
An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president.
Plot: An NYPD cop is 'killed' in an accident. The death is faked, and he is inducted into the organization CURE, dedicated to preserving the constitution by working outside of it. Remo is to become the enforcement wing (assassin) of CURE, and learns an ancient Korean martial art from Chiun, the Master of Sinanju. Based on the popular pulp series "The Destroyer," by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy.
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
Did you know: An enormous amount of mature marijuana plants are plainly visible as Remo and Rayner work their way across the Army base. It leaves one to wonder what the Army really testing at Mount Promise.
Studios: Orion Pictures