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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.

Director:

Michael Elliot

Writers:

Rafael Buñuel (screenplay), Michael Elliot (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Kirkland ... Diane Paine
Lynn Banashek Lynn Banashek ... Annie Rivers
Sean Masterson ... Phil Dandridge
Michael O'Leary ... Frank Agee
Teal Roberts ... Lynn Fox
Spice Williams-Crosby ... Coach Drew (as Marcelyn Ann Williams)
Melissa Prophet Melissa Prophet ... Nancy Wilson
Angela Bennett ... Sue Allen Baines
Nicholas Love ... Joe Ward
Lauretta Murphy Lauretta Murphy ... Shelly
Michael Elliot Michael Elliot ... Dr. Jordine
Christopher Mankiewicz Christopher Mankiewicz ... Coach Jack Webber
Ed Call Ed Call ... Mr. Burger (as Edward Call)
Mel Klein Mel Klein ... Annie's Father
Alan Waite 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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Is winning worth killing for? See more »

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Horror | Sport

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Trivia

Spice Williams-Crosby's character kisses her girlfriend on the forehead due to a compromise with the other actress. Filming went on hiatus for Christmas break and when the actress playing the girlfriend returned, she advised the crew that she had become a Born Again Christian over the holiday break and refused to do the kissing scene. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

There is an english-language version (with dutch subtitles) released in the Netherlands under the title Olympic Nightmare which is totally uncut and runs 83mins, instead of the usual 81mins. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Take It All the Way
Written by Shuki Levy and Deborah Shelton
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Brainless fun
22 March 2006 | by TikkinSee all my reviews

Fatal Games is a pretty standard slasher that held my attention throughout and didn't get boring. It's nothing spectacular or unique, but it's quite fun and also gives a nice insight into the life of an athlete. There are plenty of slasher clichés present such as plenty of T&A. There is a moment at the beginning that made me laugh out loud: the athletes are all joking around and throwing food. They throw a sausage at a girl and it lands on top of her skirt. The deaths are OK, but nothing particularly gory. There is one death that looks surprisingly realistic. You are also kept guessing as to who the killer is throughout - I didn't guess and I'm usually good at figuring these things out. When the killer is revealed we get a nice little twist, but I won't spoil it for you.

Watch this if you're a fan of slashers - it's not the best, but it's worth a look. Also recommended if you like this is a similarly themed slasher film called Aerobicide.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Impact Films See more »
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Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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