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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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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 <>

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In a world of choices, for one man there is no choice . . . he must face THE OCTAGON See more »


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14 August 1980 (USA)  »

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$18,971,000 (USA)

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The fourth starring role in a cinema movie of action star Chuck Norris. See more »


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 »


Scott: It can't be... all the Ninja are dead...
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worth watching for the fight scenes
4 May 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i rather enjoyed this Chuck Norris vehicle.the fight scenes are pretty well done,and the y are a quite few of them.the acting is is good enough for the genre.the story isn't anything special,but it works for the genre.the one thing that did irk me,though was the stupid echoing voice over whenever we were subjected to Norris's character's inner thoughts.the effect came across as stupid and cheesy in my would just take me out of the movie. i wouldn't say it was bad enough to to lower my rating on the film.but it was distracting,and wasn't necessary.other than that though,it wasn't that bad.if you can get around that one annoying factor,then i'd recommend the movie.for me,The Octagon is a 6/10

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