The Octagon

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"In a world of choices, for one man there is no choice . . . he must face THE OCTAGON"
  • R
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.0  (6,137)
  • 48

In the 1980 movie The Octagon, Chuck Norris plays a retired martial arts champion named Scott James. He is pulled back into the world of fighting when he discovers that the ninja organization he has been investigating is planning an attack on his friends. As James begins his investigation, he learns about the octagon - a mysterious, underground arena where the deadliest fighters in the world compete. The ninja organization uses the octagon as a recruitment tool for their assassins, and James realizes that if he wants to take down the group, he'll have to enter the octagon himself.

Throughout the film, James faces off against a variety of opponents in the octagon, including a deaf fighter named A.J. (played by Richard Norton) and a seductive female fighter named Nancy (played by Karen Carlson). James navigates the dangerous world of the octagon with the help of his mentor, McCarn (played by Lee Van Cleef).

While the action in The Octagon is certainly entertaining, the film also touches on some deeper themes. For example, James struggles with the guilt he feels over a past mistake - a mistake that cost him the life of his mentor's daughter. This internal conflict adds an emotional weight to the film that is often missing from other martial arts movies of the era.

In addition, The Octagon explores the ways in which violence and competition can be both exhilarating and destructive. The film's villains use the octagon to lure promising young fighters into their organization, taking advantage of their desire for fame and glory. James, on the other hand, must overcome his own thirst for revenge and his addiction to the thrill of combat.

Overall, The Octagon is a classic example of the martial arts genre. Its action scenes are expertly choreographed, and Chuck Norris delivers a strong performance as the film's hero. At the same time, the film's exploration of deeper themes sets it apart from other movies in the genre, making it a must-see for fans of martial arts films and action movies alike.

The Octagon is a 1980 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0 and a MetaScore of 48.

The Octagon
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    1 hr 43 min
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    5.0  (6,137)
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