The Statue of Liberty scene


For me this was the best scene of the film. The way it was filmed was pretty dang suspensful with the guys trying to off Remo. Well done.

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Very well done indeed. That give great shots of the famous restoration of the statue too! :)

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Pretty cool. Did Fred Ward (or the stunt man rather) really slid down the arm or was that a set piece on the ground?

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They did make a full scale mock-up of the Statue of Liberty's head, chest and arms for Remo Williams and the shots filmed looking up at her head used the mock-up. Most of the stunts were done on location though.

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Best scene in the movie. Always loved it.

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I too thought it was a great scene and the scaffolding worked so well. It wouldn't have really looked as good without all that restoration equipment being there.

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It was getting late at night for me, and I was just about to turn the TV off when that scene came on and I couldn't take my eyes off it. IS Fred Ward a stunt man? I kept looking to see a stunt man in his place, but it looked like he was doing all of that stunt himself. This was 1984-5, CGI was not around at that time, to my knowledge. It was spectacular and could not believe this film didn't get more attention, or did it and i missed it somehow. I did not know that the Korean actor was Joel Grey, until I read it here. I have to look at it again, if it should ever come on again.

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That was a very impressive scene. It made me think of the scene in the beginning of Casino Royale when Bond is involved in a chase on a construction site.

What I find even more impressive is that they made a lifesize reconstruction of the statue for certain parts of the scene.

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I was watching Brewster's Millions yesterday and you can see the Statue in the background with the scaffolding. Right away I remembered the scene from Remo Williams. Looked it up and, sure enough, they were both made in 1985.

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Just think the events of both films could have been happening concurrently within each other.

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There are a lot of inventive, high energy, tense, suspenseful, offbeat, and humorous set pieces in the film. One example is the scene where Remo and MacCleary sneak into Grove's headquarters for reconnaissance. Instead of being pursued by standard henchmen, Remo has to outwit and narrowly escape intelligent and vicious guard dogs. The scene is inventive and funny. Then there's the scene when Remo first meets and fights Chiun. The dodging of the bullets is most entertaining and not seen too often in the movies.

The film is never boring. Its action and plot elements are generic and obligatory in a way, but the filmmakers always find a way to put a high tech and fresh spin on things. There are lots of interesting and funny sight gags and lines. The film makes the refreshing point that there's no need for using guns to do battle; but relying instead on skills, mindset, intelligence, strength, and speed.

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I didn't like the film. The SOLS however was remarkable. I'm still not sure exactly what I was seeing but it seemed very real.

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