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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 <junebug2@texas.net>

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The UK cinema version was uncut but video releases there however were cut by 32 secs by the BBFC to remove footage of nunchuks and throwing stars. The cuts were removed for the 2012 Anchor Bay DVD release. . 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: That's an insult to both of us. It makes me stupid and you... a whore.
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So bad, it's good
1 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

The Octagon on the surface is just another in a long line of not-so-great Chuck Norris karate pictures. But wait; there are differences.

Admittedly the quality of production is poor, but the addition of ninja assassins as chief antagonists was interesting. It should have intrigued us, but the film was just not meant to be great. The most entertaining aspect of the film is Chuck Norris' voice over narration of his thoughts. His voice echoes in whisper whenever he thinks of anything. This element may have been meant to be mysterious, but obviously it was just another part of the movie that may have swayed the viewer into thinking this was a comedy. This movie is at best described as a guilty pleasure, or something to watch on a night when you can't get to sleep. But for sarcastically humored people, or just undemanding viewers, The Octagon is fun to watch.


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