The cop had been almost killed and he (Joel Grey) was working for a secret government agency run by Wilford Brimley. It was a comedy but also an action movie. Made in the 1980's. Well, I have your answer right here. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) Given a new face and identity, street-smart NYC cop Remo Williams (Fred Ward) is recruited into a super-secret organization which roots out crooks so powerful that they defy traditional law enforcement. With the help of a mischievous martial arts trainer (Joel Grey), Remo will be the agency's instrument of justice. His first assignment? Stop a traitorous arms merchant. Expect lots of laughs and plenty of action.