Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins is the 1985 feature film adaptation of the "Destroyer" book series co-created by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir. Fred Ward stars as the titular character, a former NYPD officer presumed to be dead and then recruited into a secret government agency whose mission is to eliminate threats that can't be reached within normal channels of the law. In the course of his recruitment, he is trained by Chiun (Joel Grey), a Korean martial arts master. The film was directed by veteran James Bond director Guy Hamilton and the cast included Wilford Brimley, Charles Cioffi, J.A. Preston, and Kate Mulgrew.



The following weapons were used in the film Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins:

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M1911

Remo Williams (Fred Ward) is given a Colt 1911 .45 Semi-automatic to shoot at Chiun (Joel Grey) in their initial meeting. Chiun dodges every shot which is part of his knowledge of the fictitious "sinanju" martial art. Grove later tries to shoot Remo at the film's end. Interesting to note is that the number of shots by both Remo & Grove are errors: Remo fires 8 at Chiun, who pops 3 further shots from the magazine after ejecting it. Grove fires 9 shots at Remo, who does the same thing his master did earlier, only he ejects 2 additional rounds. The pistol itself only hold a maximum of 8 shots.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 acp
Remo Williams (Fred Ward) is given a Colt 1911 .45 Semi-automatic to shoot at Chiun (Joel Grey).
Grove tries to shoot Remo with his eyes closed at the film's end. He fires nine times, meaning eight from the magazine, and then he is disarmed by Remo who removes the magazine and pops another two rounds out of it. Bad count, but it was the '80s.

Steyr AUG

The fictional "AR-60" weapon provided by Grove Industries (the villainous corporation of the film) to the US Army is in actuality the Steyr AUG with a mocked up muzzle break, which blows up in the face of a soldier because of a defective bolt assembly.

Steyr AUG - Austrian Army Version 5.56mm
Army troops use the Steyr AUG mocked up as the "AR-60" in a training exercise.
Closeup of the fake muzzle break.

M16A1

A US soldier is ordered to open fire on Remo with his M16A1, but refuses. Grove takes the weapon from the soldier and fires it at Remo.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
An Army soldier holds the M16A1.
George Grove (Charles Cioffi) fires his M16A1 Rifle at Remo Williams - 5.56mm

Browning M2HB

After the M16A1's ammo is exhausted, Grove uses the jeep-mounted Browning M2HB (with a custom barrel sleeve) on Remo. The barrel sleeve/heat shield is actually slightly different than what is attached to real AN-M2/M3 variants of the gun.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
George Grove (Charles Cioffi) opens fire with M2. Note how the squibs are going off, but no shells are seen ejecting.
George Grove (Charles Cioffi) with his M2HB Machine Gun with custom heat shield.



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