Gymkata (1985)



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In a standard no-plotter, this is a martial arts showcase for gymnast Kurt Thomas as Jonathan Cabot, the front line man sent out to secure a military foothold in an unfriendly, unnamed country in Eastern Europe near the Caspian sea. Jonathan has to use his lethal weapons (hands and feet) and his ingenuity to chop down legions of adversaries, especially in a one-against-all scene in a rustic village. With scenic Yugoslav landscapes and the attractive Miss Philippines (Tetchie Agbayani) as Princess Rubali, the film offers some visual appeal as well as whirling martial arts choreography.

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Critic Reviews for Gymkata

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

Mediocre action pulp.

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

No real film lover could help but muster some affection for this bedraggled action movie, shot in an extremely unpicturesque Yugoslavia on a budget that must number in the hundreds of dollars.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

This really happened in Hollywood in the 1980s, which gives you some idea of exactly how much cocaine was flowing through that place back then.

May 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Must be seen to be believed.

Oct 6, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review… of the most absurd and flat-out silly actioners to emerge out of the 1980s...

Feb 14, 2007 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The mind boggles!

Feb 3, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gymkata

The thrill of gymnastics! The kill of Karate! From the director of Enter the Dragon, comes a craptacular shitfest.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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Ask me what is the absolute worst movie I've ever seen. Go ahead. Ask me...

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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Just thinking about the radness of this film will make your head burst into pieces.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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There is nothing... NOTHING a mullet can't overcome!

Steve K
Steve K

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