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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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Charlie Logan
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Melrose
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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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$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 »

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 »

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Charlie Logan: I wonder if that guy knows he's so obnoxious.
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Undercover cops are killed one by one, and the police want karate champion Chuck Norris to help them out
18 October 2016 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

Matt Logan (Chuck) is a Martial Arts expert who runs a Dojo, teaching children by day and fighting in the ring by night. His life is consumed by Karate, which is exactly why the San Diego police department seek out his expert counsel. It seems that a ruthless assassin is out on the streets, ruthlessly killing cops who get too close to the center of a drug operation.Soon Logan becomes personally involved and is searching for the killer himself.

A Force of One is pretty typical early Chuck: the pace is on the slow side but it does provide plenty of Chuck fights and the movie as a whole isn't bad.Then there's Bill "super foot" Wallace. You kind of know what to expect from someone nicknamed "super foot." Wallace is good at kicking. At acting, not so much.The action is good. Norris designed the fights himself, giving them a more authentic feel.

In all, A Force of One is a decent, harmless, and enjoyable-enough Chuck Norris film.

Overall 7 out of 10


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