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Summer Blockbuster!?! | Episode 105: Gymkata

November 30, 2019

#105: Gymkata

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Episode Description: Just in time for Thanksgiving, we have the ultimate turkey for our listeners: 1985’s Gymkata, directed by Robert Clouse. Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas stars as an elite athlete recruited by the U.S. government to participate in a top secret competition where the winner will be awarded a major advantage in the Cold War. Or something. Honestly, nothing in this film makes a lick of sense, including the titular fighting style, which is described as, “The skill of gymnastics, the kill of karate.” But it sure is a lot of fun, especially if you’ve had a few drinks. Warning: the word ‘taint’ is uttered a weird number of times in this episode. We apologize.

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