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The Octagon (1980)

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

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Tibor
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Kyo - Seikura's Enforcer / Long Legs
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Redmond Gleeson ...
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Alan Chappuis ...
Pierre
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Ken Gibbel ...
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Storyline

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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15 August 1980 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,971,000 (USA)
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The movie was re-issued in theaters on double-bills with the earlier Chuck Norris film A Force of One (1979) in the USA and in the UK with "Enter the King of Kung Fu" [_Zen Kwan Do Strikes Paris (1981)_]. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Tibor: Besides, terrorists are crazy. Mercenaries I understand, but terrorists... puuhh!
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Tormented (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Supper by Candlelight
Music by Bill McGuffie
KPM Music
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Cheap and dialogue-heavy.
6 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Whether you can take this film or not will depend on your tolerance for B-movies. The production is very cheap (to the point that you can barely see anything during the night scenes), and the plot is pretty vague (Is Chuck Norris playing a mercenary? An anti-terrorist expert? A former karate champion? All three?), and the fact that we can often hear his thoughts in echoing voice-over doesn't make it any more lucid. But Norris is better than usual here (at least better than anyone else in the cast), and his fighting moves are as sharp as ever. (**)


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