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A Force of One (1979)

When the detectives of an undercover police unit are being mysteriously killed by a martial artist, a professional kickboxer is hired to assist them.

Director:

Paul Aaron

Writers:

Pat E. Johnson (story) (as Pat Johnson), Ernest Tidyman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer O'Neill ... Mandy Rust
Chuck Norris ... Matt Logan
Clu Gulager ... Dunne
Ron O'Neal ... Rollins
Bill Wallace Bill Wallace ... Sparks
Eric Laneuville ... Charlie Logan
James Whitmore Jr. James Whitmore Jr. ... Moskowitz
Clint Ritchie ... Melrose
Pepe Serna ... Orlando
Ray Vitte ... Newton
Taylor Lacher Taylor Lacher ... Bishop
Lisa James Lisa James ... Harriett
Chu Chu Malave ... Rudy
Kevin Geer ... Johnson
Eugene Butler ... Murphy
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Storyline

A team of undercover narcotics agents is conducting an investigation when things mysteriously begin to go haywire. One by one, the squad is eliminated by an assassin. To help discover the identity of the karate killer, the police enlist the aid of karate champion Matt Logan. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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He hears the silence. He sees the darkness. He's the only one who can stop the killing.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Bulldozer See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,166,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite working with a screenplay by Oscar-winning writer Ernest Tidyman, director Paul Aaron did an uncredited rewrite on the script to "fit Chuck more". Tidyman was actually very ill during the making of the film and died shortly after it was completed. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck Norris and Jennifer O'Neal are in a car talking, from around 18:30 to 20:41, the cars behind them as they individually speak are different (noticeably so). See more »

Quotes

Dunne: Oh, shit. Shit, shit!
[sigh]
Dunne: Okay, Harry, what'd ya got?
Dr. Eppis: Well, the bruises were so deep that there was internal hemorrage. And, uh, major tracheal injuries. Obliterating the air passage. In otherwords, uh... something smashed their windpipes, and they strangled in their own blood.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 1 min 2 secs by the BBFC to remove shots of cocaine sniffing and all footage of nunchakus. The cuts were waived for the 2012 Anchor Bay DVD. See more »

Connections

Featured in How American Cinema Changed Hollywood Forever (2003) See more »

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A dull Chuck Norris movie
6 December 1999 | by CooperComSee all my reviews

"A force of one" is more serious than the other Chuck Norris movies, but it's also very dull. The actors are above average, but the fighting sequences does not deliver much to applaud for. Seems more like a criminal than an action-movie. (4 out of 10)


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