I've covered Chuck Norris' first shot at an A-list movie, let's take a look at his early output. I feel his early stuff (as in 1977-1983) represents his best period. Much as I enjoy his Cannon output, I think any rational person has to admit it was pretty awful for the most part.
Great poster art though.
The Agony Booth and I recommend you check it out over there.
Overall, Chuck never really hit the heights of this period again. Invasion U.S.A. and Missing in Action are good enough, but the rest of his stuff from that period ranges from okay (Code of Silence, The Hitman) to horrifically bad (Hellbound, Hero and the Terror, Top Dog).