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A Force of One (1979)

 -  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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Orlando
Ray Vitte ...
Newton
Taylor Lacher ...
Bishop
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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Despite working with a screenplay by Oscar-winning writer Ernest Tidyman, director Paul Aaron did an uncredited rewrite on the script to "fit Chuck more". Tidyman was actually very ill during the making of the film and died shortly after it was completed. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Charlie Logan: I wonder if that guy knows he's so obnoxious.
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S10 Reviews: A Force of One (1979)
21 August 2005 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

A pair of Los Angeles narcotics police runs afoul of a group of distributors protected by a masked Kung Fu enforcer who will stop at nothing to ensure the flow of drugs. Enter Matt Logan (Chuck Norris) a Vietnam vet now world famous kick boxer making a run at the title. The police consult Logan and are eventually able to get him to help train the other members of the narc squad in Kung Fu. Logan takes a look into the case and finds out that police corruption and ex-war buddies may some how be involved.

Chuck Norris movies (for the most part) are usually good fun. A good many of Norris' earlier films are good solid action flicks, not necessarily classics but fun nonetheless." A Force of One" is a fun film but is severely dated. However it moves at a good clip and the action scenes are pretty decent. Many of the usual clichés are on display and good olé' Chuck has his way with the bad guys.


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