I’m a veteran of bad movies. While a lot of these movies are things I’ve had to search out and find on my own as an adult, there are some that I actually went and saw as a kid in the theater. I saw Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann when I was 5 years old… Talk about scarring a kid for life.
The story of Remo Williams is based on books from the 70s called “The Destroyer”, which went on become one of the longest men’s adventure series in history. He (formely Samuel Makin) is a New York cop who was recruited by a government agency that doesn’t exist. This agency faked his death, gave him a new name and forces him to hunt bad guys no one has ever heard of. So why not make a movie about it right? Well, I guess you could say the “Adventure” began and ended with this movie. There was a TV pilot made a few years later but like the movie it did poor and was never picked up. It’s a shame too because Remo, played by one of my B-movie favorites Fred Ward, is the kind of tough-talking government agent with a chip on his shoulder that people usually root for!