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A Force of One (1979)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | June 1979 (USA)
When the detectives of an undercover police unit are being mysteriously killed by a martial artist, a professional kickboxer is hired to assist them.

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A team of undercover narcotics agents is conducting an investigation when things mysteriously begin to go haywire. One by one, the squad is eliminated by an assassin. To help discover the identity of the karate killer, the police enlist the aid of karate champion Matt Logan. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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He hears the silence. He see's the darkness. He's the only one who can stop the killing.


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$20,166,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Star Chuck Norris would star about three years later in a similarly titled film called Forced Vengeance (1982). See more »

Goofs

When female op is talking to police chief about the two dead cops the back of the chiefs robe has Matt Logan on it. Like someone peeled off the letters. See more »

Quotes

Harbor Guard: [over a dead cop's body] Just what the hell were your guys doing?
Dunne: Son of a bitch, I don't know. You tell me. I sure as hell don't know.
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Connections

Featured in How American Cinema Changed Hollywood Forever (2003) See more »

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EARLY NORRIS MAKES FOR ACCEPTABLE ACTION FARE.
21 August 2000 | by (CARDIFF,WALES) – See all my reviews

Chuck Norris gives a less than scintillating performance in this early work but just about passes muster in his role as a professional karate fighter helping police track down a serial killer who uses martial arts.The fight scenes are acceptable if not that spectacular and are helped no end by the presence as the villain of Bill Wallace,the real life champion with the famous "superfoot" who proves a tough match for Norris at the climax.Other performances from the likes of Jennifer O'Neill and Ron O'Neal are serviceable and give flavour to what is essentially an example of the sort of movie that would shortly become so popular in the burgeoning video boom that shortly followed its original release.This eventually provided the core of Chuck Norris fans that were enough to give him for a brief time a taste of 'A'list movie stardom in the early to mid 80's.


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