There was a reference to this on LEOG this week. I'm excited someone besides me has even heard of this film.
Back in 1985, there was a little known film that caught my attention. I watched it on one of those HBO free weekends to convince you to get a subscription. Having missed the beginning credits, all I saw was a guy drown in car, only to be reborn as an uber-human assassin working for Uncle Sam.
The film, of course, is Remo Williams, starring Fred Ward (The Right Stuff), Joel Grey (Broadway's Cabaret and Jennifer Grey's dad), and Kate Mulgrew (before she was Capt. Janeway on Star Trek Voyager). Tough to say whether the movie stands the test of time, but before there was Matrix, before Batman knew martial arts, there was Remo, the government's ultimate weapon against those who were beyond the law.
I've never read the Destroyer book series, on which this was based. But I can say that I'm happy to catch Remo on late night reruns every now and then. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend a rental.
Before I get tons of comments saying how cheesey it is, just remember, it's 1985
, before even Top Gun.