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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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Michael Elliot

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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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dött lopp See more »

Company Credits

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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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 »

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Facile Games
16 March 2006 | by zeppo-2See all my reviews

Take some characters that look like they came out of the 'Fame' TV series, add a script ripped off from countless 'Friday the 13th' and 'Halloween' clones, throw in a Dario Argento type music theme from 'Demons 2' and you have the ideal makings of a grade B straight to video or in this case, DVD film.

I too, bought this from a pound shop in the UK and that's about what it's worth. No more, no less. For 90 minutes of brainless fun, it's OK and quite enjoyable if you don't expect too much. And also can amuse oneself by spotting all the trappings of the 1980's, leg warmers, BIG hair and slang, i.e. 'making out, you're out of your gourd,'etc.

No use trying to detect who the mystery killer is as the rhyme and reason for it is so far off the logic scale as to be unreadable! Even for slasher films, this one is mega-dumb and just shoe-horned into the plot in the final moments with a handy discarded newspaper with a convenient, 'this explains everything,' revelation.

For lovers of kitsch horror movies only.


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