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The Octagon (1980)

R  |   |  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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Karen Carlson ...
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Tadashi Yamashita ...
Seikura
Kim Lankford ...
Nancy
Larry D. Mann ...
Tibor
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Doggo
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Katsumo - Seikura's Aide
Redmond Gleeson ...
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Alan Chappuis ...
Pierre
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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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$18,971,000 (USA)
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ROUSING CLIMAX SAVES A SLOW AND LABORED MOVIE.
25 April 2001 | by (Cardiff,Wales) – See all my reviews

This early Chuck Norris potboiler was one of several that helped turn him into a key player within the action genre throughout the 80s.THE OCTAGON is well filmed but sluggish and does not spring to life until the last 20 minutes when Chuck invades the octagon(a terrorist compound never referred to by that title once in the entire film)and lays waste to scores of ninjas.Another good reason to watch this movie is to witness perhaps the most inept and lifeless performance by an actress in the history of cinema.Her name is Karen Carlson,I predicted at the time that we would be hearing less of her.I was right.


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