MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,057 this week

Circle of Iron (1978)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 1,480 users  
Reviews: 47 user | 29 critic

A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan, but he goes along the path to seek ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 11 Nov 2010
 
a list of 25 titles
created 29 Jul 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 20 Dec 2012
 
a list of 714 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 100 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Circle of Iron" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Circle of Iron (1978)

Circle of Iron (1978) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Circle of Iron.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A World War I deserter competes in the first long-distance motorcycle race.

Director: Steve Carver
Stars: David Carradine, Brenda Vaccaro, L.Q. Jones
Cloud Dancer (1980)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Fictionalized account of a competition aerobatic pilot.

Director: Barry Brown
Stars: David Carradine, Jennifer O'Neill, Joseph Bottoms
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A spaghetti western in which three adventurers team up during the Mexican Revolution. Mary O'Donnell, a radical Irish journalist, wants to foment a peasant revolt in Mexico. She enlists the... See full summary »

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Franco Nero, Eli Wallach, Lynn Redgrave
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

The mighty warrior, Kain, crosses the barren wastelands of the planet Ura, where two arch enemies, Zeg and the evil degenerate Balcaz, fight incessantly for control of the village's only ... See full summary »

Director: John C. Broderick
Stars: David Carradine, Luke Askew, Maria Socas
Safari 3000 (1982)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Reporter J.J. Dalton wants to write a story about a grueling 3000 km auto rally through Africa. When her deal to ride with a driver falls through, she hires ex-stuntman Eddie Miles, who is ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Hurwitz
Stars: David Carradine, Stockard Channing, Christopher Lee
Kung Fu: The Movie (TV Movie 1986)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Kwai Chang Caine meets up with the father of the man he killed in China who seeks revenge using Caine's own illegitimate son.

Director: Richard Lang
Stars: David Carradine, Kerrie Keane, Mako
Americana (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.

Director: David Carradine
Stars: David Carradine, Barbara Hershey, Michael Greene
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young man who hauls liquor for moonshiners comes up against a competing gang of moonshiners who intend to get rid of him and take over his operation.

Director: Corey Allen
Stars: David Carradine, Kate Jackson, Sterling Holloway
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Directors: Toshi Ohgushi, Toshikazu Ôgushi
Stars: Bruce Lee, James Tien, Yuan Chieh
You and Me (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A drama involving local characters, moving all around the state of Kansas.

Director: David Carradine
Stars: David Carradine, Richard Chadbourne II, Bobbie Shaw Chance
Guri (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Eduardo Darino
Stars: Eli Wallach, Enrique Guarnero, Maruja Santullo
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jeff Cooper ...
...
...
...
...
Morthond (as Anthony de Longis)
Earl Maynard ...
Erica Creer ...
Michael M. Vendrell ...
Martial Artist (as Michael Vendrell)
Leo Whang ...
Martial Artist
Donnie Williams ...
Martial Artist
Robert Gardner ...
Martial Artist
Tom Ascensio ...
Martial Artist
Edit

Storyline

A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan, but he goes along the path to seek Zetan anyway. Along the way, he meets strange tests and challenges by enemies and allies - often having difficulty determining which is which. Written by Sam L. <saml75@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It challenges your courage, tests your manhood and throws you into an arena of life and death. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 July 1978 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Silent Flute  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard Moore was hired to direct this film because his work as a cinematographer convinced the producers that he could deliver a sound visual interpretation of the story. See more »

Goofs

During the fight between Changsha and the Black Giant David Carradine's wig falls off after a high kick. See more »

Quotes

Cord: How long have you been blind?
Blind Man: How long have you been blind?
Cord: I'm not blind.
Blind Man: Am I?
Cord: Do you answer every question with a question?
Blind Man: Do you question every answer?
Cord: Aww, talking to you is like talking to a wall.
Blind Man: Buddha once sat before a wall, and when he arose he was enlightened.
Cord: Do you compare yourself with Buddha?
Blind Man: (chuckles) No. Only to the wall.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The more you see it, the deeper it gets
25 October 2003 | by (Hobart, Tasmania) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I loved just about everything about it. It has the perfect mix of philosophy, humor and martial arts. It's not, as far as I'm concerned, a martial arts movie.

It's an attempt to explain Eastern teachings to Western audiences. Whether it succeeds or not, depends on your attention span and how carefully you're watching. This is NOT a movie to watch while doing other things.

My favorite scene in the movie is Eli Wallach, who plays the man in oil. He's sitting in a cauldron in the middle of the desert, punishing himself for his own lust. Too funny.

I highly recommend this movie for anyone looking for something deep and different.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is the biggest ego based craptasm since the Monkees' 'Head' destruction-eva
Any good? or just wishful thinking? pimproj45
Best quote rmarcil
finally out on dvd duckland
Kung Fu Panda curtissnw
can you imagine? sal_tine
Discuss Circle of Iron (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?