The Octagon (film)

The Octagon (film)

name=The Octagon

caption= Theatrical release poster
writer=Paul Aaron
Leigh Chapman
starring=Chuck Norris
Karen Carlson
director=Eric Karson
music=Dick Halligan | cinematography = Michel Hugo
editing = Dann Cahn | distributor=American Cinema Releasing
released=August 14, 1980
runtime=103 mins.
awards = The octagon wins everything.
country = United States
producer=Joel Freeman
amg_id = 1:35935
imdb_id = 0081259

"The Octagon" is a 1980 action film directed by Eric Karson and written by Paul Aaron and Leigh Chapman. It was filmed in Los Angeles, California and released on August 14, 1980. It is notable for its inventive use of 'voice over' effects to portray the inner life of Chuck Norris's character, Scott James.

Tagline: "The Ninja, unholy master of terror. No one will admit they still exist"

"Only one man can stop him."

"No-one will admit he still exists! Unholy master of terror..."

Main Cast

* Chuck Norris - Scott James
* Karen Carlson - Justine
* Lee Van Cleef - McCarn
* Carol Bagdasarian - Aura
* Brian Libby - Deadwyler
* Richard Norton - Kyo, Seikura's Enforcer/Long Legs
* Art Hindle - A.J.

Plot Summary

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.


This movie was referenced in an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force titled "Carl Wash" when Meatwad is trying to learn a new shape. When he tries to learn an Octagon, Master Shake says "Like the Chuck Norris movie?"

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