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A Force of One (1979)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  June 1979 (USA)
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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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Rollins
Bill Wallace ...
Sparks
Eric Laneuville ...
Charlie Logan
James Whitmore Jr. ...
Moskowitz
Clint Ritchie ...
Melrose
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Ray Vitte ...
Newton
Taylor Lacher ...
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Lisa James ...
Harriett
Chu Chu Malave ...
Rudy
Kevin Geer ...
Johnson
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Murphy
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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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June 1979 (USA)  »

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Der Bulldozer  »

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$20,166,000 (USA)
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Director Paul Aaron was approached by American Cinema when the first director of the film, Ted Post, dropped out. Aaron had previously worked with the company on their (and his) first film A Different Story (1978). Although Chuck Norris was not a movie star at the time, Aaron was familiar with him as he had taken his kung fu obsessed stepson to see Enter the Dragon (1973). His stepson is Keanu Reeves. See more »

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When Chuck Norris and Jennifer O'Neal are in a car talking, from around 18:30 to 20:41, the cars behind them as they individually speak are different (noticeably so). See more »

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Charlie Logan: [taking off his belt] You're gonna get it.
Harriett: Oh yeah? Who's gonna give it to me?
Charlie Logan: I am.
[whips her backside with his belt]
Charlie Logan: And DON'T CALL ME CHARLES NO MORE!
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A watchable fun flick!
24 December 2009 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

After he did "Good Guys Wears Black" Chuck Norris, comes back with "A Force of One", which is not the biggest thing on the big screen, but it is very watchable though. Norris plays Matt Logan, a karate instructor in California who helps the police catch a killer who uses martial arts for murder. His target, cops! Anyone in their right mind who kill with martial arts is dishonorable and should be dealt with personally. Jennifer O'Neil plays the cop who works with Logan, and learns a thing or two about discipline. The full-contact scenes were great, it kept my interest in the martial arts alive. It's a shame that Logan's son(Eric Laneuville, before St. Elsewhere) got killed by the men he taught. And now, the fight to the finish is what the movie is about. Very tame, yet entertaining throughout. "A Force of One" isn't supposed to be high action, it's more fusional than most martial arts films. It is a big keeper for Chuck Norris fans! 2.5 out of 5 stars!


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