Kung Fu Clubhouse: Gymkata


Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Jan 28, 2023 9:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1985
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Robert Clouse
Cast:Kurt Thomas
Tetchie Agbayani
Richard Norton
Edward Bell
John Barrett


What do you get when you cross karate with gymnastics? GYMKATA, a worldwide sensation that lasted a few milliseconds. But the briefest candle burns brightest.

Three-time world gymnastics champion Kurt Thomas is John Cabot, master of gymnastic martial arts (gymkata!), who has been handpicked to infiltrate the fictional country of Parmistan and play 'the Game', a challenge thrust upon every foreigner who visits the country; essentially an endurance race with obstacles while being chased by Parmistan warriors the whole time. If you win, you earn your life and are granted a wish.

Cabot must win the Game and use his wish to install a satellite monitoring station to warn the US in the event of a nuclear attack. After extensive training under a martial arts teacher, a Japanese guru, and the royal Princess Rubali of Parmistan, John Cabot is let loose to play the Game and complete the very straightforward, less-than-deadly obstacle course for the good of humanity in the midst of the Cold War.