Released in 1985, Gymkata is a film based on Dan Tyler Moore's novel "The Terrible Game (1957)". Based in the fictional country of Parmistan it tells the story of champion gymnast, Jonathon Cabot (played by Kurt Thomas) who is enlisted by the US government to obtain a site for a satellite monitoring station. However, in order to get the site Cabot must win a deadly athletic competition simply known as "the game"
Written by Charles Robert Carner, Dan Tyler Moore (Novel)
Directed by Robert Clouse