Guide Picks - Top 5 Chuck Norris Movies
Chuck Norris is one of Hollywood's definite good guys. Unlike his contemporaries in the martial arts/action movie biz, he's stayed out of the tabloid scandals. From his start as a point-sparring champion to training with Bruce Lee and eventual B-movie stardom, Norris has lived a life a lot like the characters he plays--not extreme, but always doing the right thing. Here's my favorite Chuck Norris movies.
1) Code of Silence
Chuck Norris plays a Chicago cop who does the right thing by ratting on a fellow officer. Ostracized by the entire force, he's caught in the middle as two warring mafia families rub each other out. Great scene where two dumb crooks try to holdup the local cops' hangout. This movie is almost up there with Eastwood's great cop movies. Directed by Andrew Davis, who also helmed Steven Seagal's "Above the Law" and "Under Siege".
2) Return of the Dragon
Return of the Dragon cover graphic One of Bruce Lee's best films is also one of Chuck Norris's. Although Chuck doesn't get much screen time, his climactic battle with Lee at Rome's Coliseum is one of the best fight scenes ever.
3) Lone Wolf McQuade
Chuck gets to face off against "Kung Fu" star David Carradine. Norris once said, "David Carradine is as good a martial artist as I am an actor." Get to see why in this movie. Best scene: Norris gets buried alive in his monster truck, wakes up, pours a beer over his head, and drives to safety.
4) An Eye for an Eye
Chuck goes "Dirty Harry" as a San Francisco detective fighting solo against drug dealers. The late Professor Toru Tanaka, pro wrestler and Danzan-ryu jujitsu black belt, had his first acting role in this movie.
5) A Force of One
Chuck, risking typecasting, plays karate champion Matt Logan in this followup to the breakthrough "Good Guys Wear Black." Lots of '70's karate action, especially given the casting of Bill "Superfoot" Wallace as the villain. Pat Johnson, martial arts coordinator for "The Karate Kid" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," wrote the story.
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