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A Force of One (1979)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 18 May 1979 (USA)
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 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:

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Trivia

Two of the main cast had similarly sounding last names. They were Ron O'Neal and Jennifer O'Neill. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck Norris' character gets soda from the Pepsi machine it's actually Coke. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Logan: [taking off his belt] You're gonna get it.
Harriett: Oh yeah? Who's gonna give it to me?
Charlie Logan: I am.
[whips her backside with his belt]
Charlie Logan: And DON'T CALL ME CHARLES NO MORE!
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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 »

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S10 Reviews: A Force of One (1979)
21 August 2005 | by suspiria10See all my reviews

A pair of Los Angeles narcotics police runs afoul of a group of distributors protected by a masked Kung Fu enforcer who will stop at nothing to ensure the flow of drugs. Enter Matt Logan (Chuck Norris) a Vietnam vet now world famous kick boxer making a run at the title. The police consult Logan and are eventually able to get him to help train the other members of the narc squad in Kung Fu. Logan takes a look into the case and finds out that police corruption and ex-war buddies may some how be involved.

Chuck Norris movies (for the most part) are usually good fun. A good many of Norris' earlier films are good solid action flicks, not necessarily classics but fun nonetheless." A Force of One" is a fun film but is severely dated. However it moves at a good clip and the action scenes are pretty decent. Many of the usual clichés are on display and good olé' Chuck has his way with the bad guys.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,166,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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