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The Octagon (1980)

 -  Action | Drama | Romance  -  14 August 1980 (USA)
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A martial artist must defeat a plan by ninjas to create a worldwide training camp for terrorists.

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Tadashi Yamashita ...
Seikura
Kim Lankford ...
Nancy
Larry D. Mann ...
Tibor
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Kyo - Seikura's Enforcer / Long Legs
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Redmond Gleeson ...
Duffy
Alan Chappuis ...
Pierre
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Ken Gibbel ...
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Scott's life is plagued by two kinds of flashbacks. First are the childhood memories of the rigorous training he and a friend endured under a martial arts master. The second is of a mission Scott went on that ended with him watching his friend get murdered. Scott later becomes drawn closer to a vicious crime ring known as The Octagon. As he gets closer to the truth, Scott learns that these may be the men that murdered his friend so long ago. Written by Spaz <junebug2@texas.net>

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14 August 1980 (USA)  »

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Action star Chuck Norris sports a bushy mustache in this movie. See more »

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During a car chase sequence, the off-white colored car hits the pursing red vehicle that is parked in its path. The next time we see them, both cars are undamaged and not touching each other. See more »

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Scott: If winning overshadows everything, why didn't you teach one of us to lose?
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Norris and Ninjas? Excellent
26 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A martial artist (Chuck Norris) must defeat a plan by ninjas to create a worldwide training camp for terrorists.

Art Hindle's hair is the star of this film. If you think the star is Norris, you are sadly mistaken. Hindle is not appreciated enough -- great guy, awesome in "Brood" and "Body Snatchers"... and here his hair is pretty epic.

But I suppose Chuck Norris is alright (even if his hair is also a bit off in this film, and he looks awkward with a mustache). I still find the whole concept of "ninja terrorists" to be pretty amusing. Not sure exactly how those two things blend together...


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