- The Octagon (film)
caption= Theatrical release poster
Dick Halligan| cinematography = Michel Hugo
Dann Cahn| distributor= American Cinema Releasing
August 14, 1980
awards = The octagon wins everything.
country = United States
amg_id = 1:35935
imdb_id = 0081259
"The Octagon" is a 1980
action filmdirected by Eric Karsonand written by Paul Aaronand Leigh Chapman. It was filmed in Los Angeles, Californiaand 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..."
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.
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 Forcetitled " Carl Wash" when Meatwad is trying to learn a new shape. When he tries to learn an Octagon, Master Shake says "Like the Chuck Norrismovie?"
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