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Fatal Games (1984)

A mad javelin thrower kills teenagers in the school. All promising athletes are executed in the most brutal way. Especially naked girls in dressing-rooms or saunas.

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Diane Paine
Lynn Banashek ...
Annie Rivers
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Phil Dandridge
Michael O'Leary ...
Frank Agee
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Lynn Fox
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Coach Drew (as Marcelyn Ann Williams)
Melissa Prophet ...
Nancy Wilson
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Sue Allen Baines
Nicholas Love ...
Joe Ward
Lauretta Murphy ...
Shelly
Michael Elliot ...
Dr. Jordine
Christopher Mankiewicz ...
Coach Jack Webber
Ed Call ...
Mr. Burger (as Edward Call)
Mel Klein ...
Annie's Father
Alan Waite ...
Waiter
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A mad javelin thrower kills teenagers in the school. All promising athletes are executed in the most brutal way. Especially naked girls in dressing-rooms or saunas. Written by Kenneth Pettersson <kenneth.pettersson@mbox200.swipnet.se>

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25 August 1987 (Japan)  »

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The film is often cited as being very similar to Graduation Day (1981), due to a killer in a track suit killing teenage athletes with athletic equipment (most notably a javelin), nearly identical opening credit montages of athletic events, and the killer crossing out victims in a composite photo. It is also similar in that actress Linnea Quigley appears in both films as a replacement for an actress who refused to appear nude on screen. See more »

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The camera's shadow (notably the 400' MAG) is visible on the ground, filming the POV shot of the killer stalking the pool. See more »

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You've won the cheese medal
5 November 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Low-keyed 80's slasher with one tiny little difference compared to the rest of them. The irritating victims all go to a school for sport athletes instead to an ordinary high school. Hardly original, is it? Whilst the girls and boys preparing for the Olympics and the doctors pump them full of steroids, some demented loser is practicing his/her javelin techniques on student targets. It's a rather interesting modus operandi for an 80's killer, resulting in some nicely gory – albeit very cheesy – sequences. I don't know whether you're meant to guess along for the killer's identity, because the given clues are lame and very implausible, but it's a fun enough movie without intellectual red herrings and numerous plot twists. I was in an undemanding mood today, anyway! The humor doesn't really work, there's absolutely no tension or atmosphere and the acting performances are – as to be expected – pretty damn terrible. Oh well, at least "Olympic Nightmare" is never really boring and, since athletes need to take showers regularly, there's also quite a lot of gratuitous nudity. The denouement is a real hoot!


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