I'm in the midst or a total re-vamp
of this area - look for a much more
COMPLETE and interesting section soon....
In the mean time, be sure and take a
sneak preview of the Japanese
press kit and the USA press kit!
Released in 1985 by Orion Pictures - Available on Video
Joel Grey as Chiun - Fred Ward as Remo - Wilford (Oat Meal) Brimly as Dr. Smith
Nominated for an Academy Award! Best make-up for 1985.
The Europen Cover...
The Rental Version Cover
The Original Consumer Cover
The New Release Consumer Cover
And the long awaited DVD cover!
|Don't rent it until after reading a few
Destroyer's! The basic story line is the same as the books, although
the creation of the Destroyer is totally changed. This time he is a cop that drowns, and
wakes up is a hospital bed and gets named after a bed-pan. Meets Smith is a bank basement
(no Folcroft), and is told about CURE. His first assignment is to kill this annoying,
harmless little old oriental guy that does chopsaki...
After Remo meets Chiun for the first time is when the movie takes off. The interaction between them is GREAT - hell, you believe that this IS Chiun.
If you have not seen the movie - rent it! When I first saw it, at the cinema, I had not yet read (or heard of) the Destroyer series. The movie was OK, but no big deal. THEN I read some of the books and rented the movie - what a difference! I noticed new things, saw new humor, and understood MUCH more of it. What was with the soaps? The bizarre moves? I read the books and found enlightenment!
Joel Grey did a fantastic job as Chiun. The attitude and voice were what I expected of the glorious, kind, considerate, and humble Chiun! Fred Ward did a good job as Remo as well - he even looks like the newer drawings of Remo on the book covers! Unfortunately, it's said that Warren Murphy did not like Joel's Grey's portrayal of Chiun.
Did you notice on the video cover....
|Fred Ward||Remo Williams|
|Wilford Brimley||Harold Smith|
|J.A. Preston||Conn MacCleary|
|George Coe||General Scott Watson|
|Charles Cioffi||George Grove|
|Kate Mulgrew||Major Rayner Fleming|
|Michael Pataki||Jim Wilson|
|Davenia McFadden||N.Y. Traffic Control Cop|
|Cosie Costa||Private Damico|
|J.P. Romano||Boomer #1|
|Joel Kramer||Boomer #2|
|Frank Ferrara||Boomer #3|
|Marv Albert||Sports Announcer|
|Ray Woodfork||Hood #1|
|Phil Nielson||Hood #2|
|Webster Whinery||Hood #3|
|Frank Simpson||Senior Police Officer|
|Reginald Vel Johnson||Ambulance Driver|
|Michael Ryan||Sergeant Sullivan|
|Jeff Allin||Lieutenant Fox|
|Will Jeffries||Young Captain|
|Sebastian Ligarde||Private Johnson|
|Roger Cudney||Captain Young|
|Duane B. Clark||Logger|
|Philip Culotta||Soldier Driver|
|Tom McBride||Jim/Soap Opera|
|Andrew MacMillan||Doctor/Soap Opera|
|Wendy Gazelle||Linda/Soap Opera|
|William Hickey||The Coney Island Barker|
|Suzanne Snyder||Nurse/Soap Opera|