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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Wallace ...
Eric Laneuville ...
Charlie Logan
James Whitmore Jr. ...
Clint Ritchie ...
Ray Vitte ...
Taylor Lacher ...
Lisa James ...
Chu Chu Malave ...
Kevin Geer ...


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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Film debut of G.W. Bailey. See more »


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 »


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

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decent early Chuck Norris film
2 May 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i liked this early Chuck Norris flick,although interestingly,Jennifer O'Neill got top billing,not Chuck.it not a masterpiece or anything,but it's entertaining,and the acting is decent enough.the story is not completely original,but i liked what they did with it.they made it interesting enough.it's well paced and not boring.on a side note,Pat E. Johnson(martial arts choreographer on all four Karate Kid films,and Ninth Degree black belt under Chuck Norris)co wrote the story and has a cameo as a karate match referee.anyway,in my opinion,you could do a lot worse with eighty five minutes or so of your time.for me,A Force of One is a 6/10

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