The Octagon

The Octagon (1980)

In a world of choices, for one man there is no choice . . . he must face THE OCTAGON

  • Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1980-08-14
  • User Rating: 5.0/10 from 122 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: American Cinema Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Eric Karson
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From 122 Ratings


Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless arch-nemesis, McCarn , is involved with the stealthy and dangerous criminals, he is eager to settle old scores. Soon Scott is facing off against McCarn and the entire ninja horde in an effort to take them all down.

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  • Chuck Norris

    as Scott James
  • Karen Carlson

    as Justine
  • Lee Van Cleef

    as McCarn
  • Art Hindle

    as A. J.
  • Carol Bagdasarian

    as Aura
  • Tadashi Yamashita

    as Seikura
  • Kim Lankford

    as Nancy
  • Larry D. Mann

    as Tibor
  • Richard Norton

    as Kyo - Seikura's Enforcer / Long Legs
  • Yuki Shimoda

    as Katsumo - Seikura's Aide
  • Redmond Gleeson

    as Duffy
  • Alan Chappuis

    as Pierre
  • Brian Libby

    as Deadwyler
  • Ken Gibbel

    as Meat
  • Cheyenne Rivera

    as Greek
  • Ted Duncan

    as Truckdriver
  • Alan Marcus

    as Truckdriver
  • Gerald Okamura

    as Ninja Instructor
  • Jo McDonnell

    as Amy Lee
  • Jack Carter

    as Sharkey
  • Ernie Hudson

    as Quinine
  • Tracey Walter

    as Mr. Beedy
  • Kurt Grayson

    as Doggo
  • Elizabeth Carder

    as Desk Clerk
  • John Fujioka

    as Isawa the Teacher
  • Mike Norris

    as Scott at Eighteen
  • Brian Tochi

    as Seikura at Eighteen
  • Kevin Brando

    as Scott at Eight
  • Aaron Norris

    as Hatband
Directing Eric Karson Director
Writing Leigh Chapman Story
Writing Paul Aaron Story
Production Joel Freeman Producer
Production Michael Leone Executive Producer
Editing Dann Cahn Editor
Camera Michel Hugo Director of Photography
Production Alan Belkin Executive Producer
Sound Dick Halligan Original Music Composer
Art James L. Schoppe Production Design
Camera Gabriel Torres Director of Photography
Writing Leigh Chapman Writer