History Film / Gymkata

11th Oct '16 11:33:30 AM TheGlen
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* MookChivalry: A particularely {{Egregious}} example. In the pommel horse fight scene, all the mooks look somewhat menacing with their pitchforks and such, but they're not even making an effort to ''appear'' as if they're aching to jump Cabot if not for his combat skills. Most are quite literally just standing still until its their turn.

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* MookChivalry: A particularely particularly {{Egregious}} example. In the pommel horse fight scene, all the mooks look somewhat menacing with their pitchforks and such, but they're not even making an effort to ''appear'' as if they're aching to jump Cabot if not for his combat skills. Most are quite literally just standing still until its their turn.


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* StockFootageFailure: Made worse by using it's own footage, during the infamous pommel horse scene, the movie uses the exact same footage of Cabot kicking two men in rapid fashion ''four'' times.
5th Oct '16 10:08:16 AM AnotherGuy
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''Gymkata'' is a 1985 film filmed in Yugoslavia and starring Kurt Thomas as Jonathan Cabot, an Olympic gymnast who combines his gymnastic ability with ninjutsu to enter a deadly competition in a fictional country, Parmistan. It is based on the novel ''The Terrible Game'' (1957) by Dan Tyler Moore. The film has developed a [[CultClassic cult]] following as an unintentional comedy for its dubious premise, poor production quality and low budget.

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''Gymkata'' is a 1985 film filmed in Yugoslavia and starring Kurt Thomas as Jonathan Cabot, an Olympic Olympic-level[[note]]His one chance at competing in the Olympics were scuttled by the 1980 US boycott[[/note]] gymnast who combines his gymnastic ability with ninjutsu to enter a deadly competition in a fictional country, Parmistan. It is based on the novel ''The Terrible Game'' (1957) by Dan Tyler Moore. The film has developed a [[CultClassic cult]] following as an unintentional comedy for its dubious premise, poor production quality and low budget.
5th Oct '16 10:07:08 AM AnotherGuy
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* [[RoomFullOfCrazy Town Full Of Crazy]]: And the seemingly OnlySameMan is a priest with his garb cut in the back to show off his ass.

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* [[RoomFullOfCrazy Town Full Of Crazy]]: And the seemingly OnlySameMan OnlySaneMan is a priest with his garb cut in the back to show off his ass.
5th Oct '16 10:06:49 AM AnotherGuy
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* BenevolentArchitecture: It's amazing how much of Parmistan's architecture ''just happens'' to look and function like gymnastics equipment. Okay, granted, maybe you could make an argument that a city full of lunatics WOULD have decided, in their own delusions, to just stick a random pommel horse-shaped lump in the middle of the city square and it's just pure coincidence and bad luck for them that the foreigner trying to get through is a champion gymnast and martial artist...

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* BenevolentArchitecture: It's amazing how much of Parmistan's architecture ''just happens'' to look and function like gymnastics equipment. Okay, granted, maybe you could make an argument that It's a city full of lunatics WOULD have decided, in their own delusions, to just stick a random pommel horse-shaped lump in the middle of the city square and it's just pure coincidence and bad luck for them good thing that the foreigner trying goat tether's loops happen to get through is be on ''top'' of it so it can be used as a champion gymnast pommel horse, and martial artist...those random, haphazard steel pipes just ''happen'' to be at the right distance from one another to be uneven parallel bars.


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* [[RoomFullOfCrazy Town Full Of Crazy]]: And the seemingly OnlySameMan is a priest with his garb cut in the back to show off his ass.
11th Jun '16 10:22:45 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* BrokenPedestal: Of a sort. Cabot tries to compliment Thorg, who's also apparently an athlete of some kind, by saying he's admired the guy since Munich. The big lug cold-shoulders him right away, showing himself to be something of a dick. By the time he's beating the crap out of Cabot and strangling another contestant to death, it becomes obvious that Thorg isn't just a dick; he's a ''MASSIVE'' dick.

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* BrokenPedestal: Of a sort. Cabot tries to compliment Thorg, who's also apparently an athlete of some kind, by saying he's admired the guy since Munich. The big lug cold-shoulders him right away, showing himself to be something of a dick. By the time he's beating the crap out of Cabot and strangling another contestant to death, it becomes obvious that Thorg isn't just a dick; he's dick, but a ''MASSIVE'' ''psychotic'' dick.



* InsaneEqualsViolent: The Village of Crazies is filled with people who are violently crazy enough to butcher anyone who enters. Somehow, they're also rational enough to never attack each other.

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* InsaneEqualsViolent: The Village of Crazies is filled with people who are violently crazy enough to butcher anyone who enters. Somehow, they're also rational enough to never not deliberately attack each other.
22nd Apr '16 4:36:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* MookChivalry: A particularely {{Egregious}} example. In the pommel horse fight scene, all the mooks look somewhat menacing with their pitchforks and such, but they're not even making an effort to ''appear'' as if they're aching to jump Cabot if not for his combat skills. Most are quite literally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gTkUcXGF_Q&feature=related just standing still]] until its their turn.

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* MookChivalry: A particularely {{Egregious}} example. In the pommel horse fight scene, all the mooks look somewhat menacing with their pitchforks and such, but they're not even making an effort to ''appear'' as if they're aching to jump Cabot if not for his combat skills. Most are quite literally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gTkUcXGF_Q&feature=related just standing still]] still until its their turn.
12th Feb '16 9:13:45 AM eroock
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->''You are invited to witness the deadliest martial art of them all...''

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->''You ->''"You are invited to witness the deadliest martial art of them all...''"''
12th Feb '16 9:13:33 AM eroock
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->--The ''Gymkata'' tagline

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->--The ''Gymkata'' tagline
-->-- '''Tagline'''
7th Aug '15 12:50:12 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* BrokenPedestal: Of a sort, Cabot tries to compliment Thorg, who's also apparently an athlete of some kind, by saying he had admired the guy since Munich. The big lug cold-shoulders him right away, showing himself to be something of a dick. By the time he's beating the crap out of Cabot and strangling another contestant to death, it becomes obvious that Thorg isn't just a dick; he's a ''MASSIVE'' dick.

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* BrokenPedestal: Of a sort, sort. Cabot tries to compliment Thorg, who's also apparently an athlete of some kind, by saying he had he's admired the guy since Munich. The big lug cold-shoulders him right away, showing himself to be something of a dick. By the time he's beating the crap out of Cabot and strangling another contestant to death, it becomes obvious that Thorg isn't just a dick; he's a ''MASSIVE'' dick.
7th Aug '15 12:47:51 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* InsistentTerminology: "Carabal- by the Caspian Sea" (As opposed to, presumably, Carabal by the Mediterranean or Irish Seas...)

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* InsistentTerminology: "Carabal- "Karabal-- by the Caspian Sea" (As opposed to, presumably, Carabal Karabal by the Mediterranean or Irish Seas...)
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