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Old 10-19-2016, 10:11 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles and Rancho Palos Verdes
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I saw this film in a theater in 1985 and enjoyed it somewhat. So when do we get to see the rest of the adventure?
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:26 PM
 
Location: SC
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Somewhat. I fully agree it had a lot of potential. It didn't quite make it... But it was enjoyable. I also would like to have seen more movies. I think of Remo as middle ground between "Bourne" (70%) and "Matt Helm (30%)."
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:10 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I saw this in the theater also. I remember a scene involving the Statue of Liberty's crown but litte else. If they bring this back it will be Remo Williams: Return after a 31 year vacation. : )
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Old 10-20-2016, 04:58 PM
 
Location: SC
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A reboot is in order, but they would have to get rid of fake-asian Joel Grey and replace Captain Janeway with someone more interesting.

Maybe get someone who could play a character like Josh Holloway's "Sawyer" to be Remo.
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Old 10-20-2016, 05:15 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles and Rancho Palos Verdes
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A reboot is in order, but they would have to get rid of fake-asian Joel Grey and replace Captain Janeway with someone more interesting.

Maybe get someone who could play a character like Josh Holloway's "Sawyer" to be Remo.
Until reading your post, I had no idea the Asian character in the film is actually White. And notice that the film Soul Man was released the following year -- mere coincidence?
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Old 10-20-2016, 05:16 PM
 
Location: SC
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Coincidence? No, I din't think so. At the time it was common for whites to play all characters. Not so much now.
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Old 10-21-2016, 12:16 AM
 
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At the time it was common for whites to play all characters.
Um...no it was not. I believe you're conflating the 80's with the 40's and beyond. In fact, in the 80's there was this Black guy named Michael Jackson who eventually played a White guy.
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:44 AM
 
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I saw it in the theater and I wanted my money back. Hopefully that was the last one.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:10 AM
 
Location: SC
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Um...no it was not. I believe you're conflating the 80's with the 40's and beyond. In fact, in the 80's there was this Black guy named Michael Jackson who eventually played a White guy.
The 40's? Check the dates on some of these films.

25 Times White Actors Played People Of Color And No One Really Gave A S**t | Huffington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/poste...=.cf7875069287

It is still in practice today.
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I was a Huge Destroyer fan<--- The books by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir.



As it often does, Hollywood did their own kind of Destroying by making the whole thing into a farce!

They did the same thing with another of my favorite book series, The Executioner by Don Pendleton!
They ruined that when they filmed that farce, The Punisher!


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I am not their judge. I am their judgment. I am their executioner.
Mack Bolan
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