Richard Norton, the man, the myth, the legend. He has a 5th-Degree Shihan rank Black Belt in Goju Ryu, 8th-Degree Masters rank in Chun Kuk Do (Chuck Norris system), 5th-Degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a 9th-degree Black Belt in Zen Do Kai Karate. He used his skills as a bodyguard for The Rolling Stones, John Belushi, Fleetwood Mac and more. He transitioned into acting where he exploded onto the scene as Kyo in the Chuck Norris hit The Octagon. From there he went on to become a star both in Hong Kong and the United States. He has over 70 films to his credit. Here in my humble opinion are 5 that are a must see.
Ryan Travers (Richard Norton) has just been released from a prison in Bangkok, Thailand, after serving a five-year sentence for murder. His parents, running an antique shop in the area while waiting for their son to be released, are killed in an explosion perpetrated by the local mob after refusing to pay protection money. Ryan's news go from bad to worse when he learns his sister Katie (Erica Van Wagener) is seriously ill and will need an operation. With only a dead end job at a construction site after his release, Ryan learns about a local underground fight ring and decides to enter to raise the money for his sister's medical fees and search vengeance.
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Although a smaller part as an assassin Richard Norton's fight with Sammo Hung is one if the best fights him film history. Muscles (Jackie Chan), Kidstuff (Hung), Fung (Yuen Biao), and the gang taking a well-needed vacation in Thailand courtesy of the Hong Kong police department. Also on the trip is police inspector Woo (Sibelle Hu Hui-chang) on orders to track down a list of drug dealers from informant Ma (Melvin Wong Kam-sun). Unfortunately, Ma gets whacked by a Thai crime lord, but he tells Woo as he draws his last breath that he mailed the list to his friend in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Muscles and the gang are shaking down Lau (James Tien Chun), a drug dealer who, it turns out, is being targeted by the same baddies that killed Ma.
In Alaska, after the world has been destroyed by nuclear war, a gang of drivers with weaponized vehicles roams through the barren wasteland. This fascist group, called the “Ownership”, is oppressing local groups of rebels and is ruled by a warlord called Neil Desai. However, a man named Slade (played by Richard Norton) has built a massive machine gun called the Equalizer 2000. The Ownership wants to get their hands on this weapon, and a battle between him and the entire Ownership ensues.
A big city police woman and martial arts trainer,(Cynthia Rothrock) is forced to hand in her badge and head home to her father and the small town where she grew up. The peaceful town she knew is now struggling against the clutches of organized crime. When her father, the town sheriff, is killed China decides to run for his position and clean up the town. Luckily she has backup in the form of her former Hugh school sweetheart Matt Conroy (Richard Norton) and a Native American biker named Dakota (Keith Cooke) both of whom are martial arts experts
One if the greatest Martial arts films ever made. A martial-art expert leads his team of fellow martial artists to rescue a senator's daughter from an island ruled by the evil leader of a religious cult in this action packed film, starring some of the greatest martial art stars ever assembled! Richard Norton, Joe Lewis, Benny "The Jet" Uriquides, and Sonny Barns battle the evil cult in a fight to the death!