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Destroyer Series

The book Destroyer Series was made into the movie Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.

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Book details for Destroyer Series

Destroyer Series was written by Richard Sapir. The book was published in 1988 by Pinnacle Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Richard Sapir also wrote The Body (1983).

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The big brains behind the business usually have many pots boiling on their stove, or running their think engines as the case may be. But when the business motto of the Brewster forum, "Pursuing Research Into Original Thought", leads them to some eccentric... Read More
The big brains behind the business usually have many pots boiling on their stove, or running their think engines as the case may be. But when the business motto of the Brewster forum, "Pursuing Research Into Original Thought", leads them to some eccentric affairs that throw them far enough off track, Remo Williams enlists the help of his Master Chiun to solve a harrowing crime.

Movie details for Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

The movie was released in 1985 and directed by Guy Hamilton, who also directed The Mirror Crack'd (1980) and Evil Under the Sun (1982). Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins was produced by MGM (Video & DVD). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley, J.A. Preston, George Coe, Charles Cioffi, Kate Mulgrew, Patrick Kilpatrick, Michael Pataki, Davenia McFadden, Cosie Costa, J.P. Romano, Joel Kramer, Frank Ferrara, Marv Albert, Ray Woodfork, Phil Neilson, Webster Whinery, Frank Simpson and Dodi Kenan.

 

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Talk about hubris: this film, released at the height of sequelmania in the mid-1980s, came with its own intimations of future sequels built right into the title. Unfortunately, you have to make a good first film in order to generate follow-ups--something ... Read More
Talk about hubris: this film, released at the height of sequelmania in the mid-1980s, came with its own intimations of future sequels built right into the title. Unfortunately, you have to make a good first film in order to generate follow-ups--something these filmmakers didn't manage--so the adventure began and ended with this one. Based on the pulp paperback adventure series The Destroyer, the film deals with a ne'er-do-well, Remo Williams (Fred Ward), who is recruited to battle the forces of evil. He is trained by an Asian martial arts master who, in those days before political correctness, was played by Joel Grey in heavy makeup. But the action is both forced and preposterous, jokey without every really being funny. The best thing about the film is Grey--and his stereotyped depiction of an Asian is pretty hard to take today. --Marshall Fine