Gymkata

December 23, 2013 at 3:47 am (7 Heads, Gymkata) (, , , , , , )

Gymkata – 1985 – United States/Japan

Olympic medalist Kurt Thomas plays Jonathan Cabot, a gymnast recruited by the U.S. Special Intelligence Agency for a mission to the country of “Parmistan” in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The U.S. wants to install a satellite monitoring system for the Strategic Defense Initiative’s “Star Wars” program. To earn Parmistan’s permission, Jonathan must win a competition known as “The Game” that is so deadly it has not been completed in 900 years. Participants run an obstacle course while battling ninja hordes, eventually reaching a town full of traps and insane cannibals. Somehow Jonathan does not seem worried. Perhaps because he is trained by Parmistan’s sexy princess and has mastered the fusion of gymnastics and karate known as Gymkata.

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