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American Gladiators 

The teams compete in such events as Power Ball, Assault, The Wall and Hang Tough. The Eliminator round decides the winner of the tournament.
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Series cast summary:
Mike Adamle Mike Adamle ...  Himself - Host 149 episodes, 1989-1996
Jim Starr Jim Starr ...  Laser 127 episodes, 1990-1996
Raye Hollitt Raye Hollitt ...  Zap 110 episodes, 1989-1995
Larry Thompson Larry Thompson ...  Himself (Referee) / ... 106 episodes, 1991-1994
Lee Reherman ...  Hawk 104 episodes, 1991-1996
Galen Tomlinson Galen Tomlinson ...  Turbo 101 episodes, 1991-1996
Lori Fetrick Lori Fetrick ...  Ice 96 episodes, 1991-1996
Danny Lee Clark ...  Nitro / ... 95 episodes, 1989-1996
Michael M. Horton Michael M. Horton ...  Gemini 81 episodes, 1989-1993
Larry Csonka Larry Csonka ...  Himself - Host / ... 78 episodes, 1991-1993
Daz Crawford ...  Diesel 77 episodes, 1993-1996
Erika Andersch Erika Andersch ...  Diamond 70 episodes, 1991-1993
Sha-Ri Pendleton Sha-Ri Pendleton ...  Blaze / ... 69 episodes, 1989-1993
Steve Henneberry Steve Henneberry ...  Tower 65 episodes, 1991-1994
John Harlan John Harlan ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 65 episodes, 1990-1993
Shirley Eson Shirley Eson ...  Sky 60 episodes, 1993-1996
Lynn 'Red' Williams ...  Sabre 60 episodes, 1993-1996
Marisa Pare Marisa Pare ...  Lace 60 episodes, 1989-1993
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A seasonal competition in which two men and two women compete against each other and a roster of "American Gladiators". Events include, The Assault, Joust, The Wall, Breakthrough and Conquer, Hang Tough, Powerball, and many others, all culminating in the final event, "The Eliminator", a difficult obstacle course race. Every season there is a tournament to determine its "Grand Champion". For two seasons, there was an "International" competition taped in England where the champions from 4-6 countries competed similarly. Written by Brian Reiss <reissbrl@notes.udayton.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amerikai gladiátorok See more »

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Stereo

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Trivia

During the show's run, creator 'John Ferraro' sent the Gladiators on a ten month, 150 city tour of the country. The tour began at the Superdome in New Orleans. See more »

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a classic has been cancelled by the hands of ruthless executives
18 November 2002 | by DuctTapeMahnSee all my reviews

when i was a kid, i dreamed of being a contender to face the gladiators in 8 rounds of competition. but all i can do is watch reruns on TNN and watch people with mullets and frizzy hair from the early 90's period battle it out. and there is never a dull moment. no show can ever match this one. whats more fun than watching washed up football players giving play by play as gladiator sized men and women stop contenders from earning points which are needed for the all important ...!!ELIMINATOR!!... but why must the good shows be cancelled.


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