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« on: June 06, 2020, 09:41:43 PM »

American Olympic gymnast and actor Kurt Thomas passed away 06/05/2020 at the age of 64. No cause of death is listed.

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Thomas starred in the 1985 film Gymkata as an athlete sent by the US government to compete in a deadly competition called The Game. The film earned Thomas a Razzie Award nomination for Worst New Star and was poorly received by critics, but has developed somewhat of a cult following due to its unintentional comedy. Thomas also starred in the syndicated TV series True Confessions and has worked as a commentator for ABC Sports and ESPN.

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 12:53:52 PM »

I just heard about KURT THOMAS' death.  Good night KURT!  We're fans of GYMKATA here!!! 

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2020, 12:31:42 AM »

RIP: I think it would have made him smile to know that I saw Gymkata in one of my two hometown cinemas in 1986 and the screening I was at was a full house. Great film.
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2020, 08:46:08 PM »

RIP: I think it would have made him smile to know that I saw Gymkata in one of my two hometown cinemas in 1986 and the screening I was at was a full house. Great film.
Yes.  Not enough room to "swing an amoeba". 
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 08:39:07 AM »

I discovered GYMKATA thanks to this site and actually enjoyed it. I like to imagine Kurt going to Heaven through a long stair while walking with his hands the whole way.
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 12:34:59 PM »

RIP: I think it would have made him smile to know that I saw Gymkata in one of my two hometown cinemas in 1986 and the screening I was at was a full house. Great film.
Yes.  Not enough room to "swing an amoeba". 

I tried that and hit someone  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2020, 03:30:53 PM »

I discovered GYMKATA thanks to this site and actually enjoyed it.
same here...

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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2020, 10:16:25 PM »

I'll always remember Kurt walking up stairs on his hands, or fighting on an pommel horse that was inexplicably placed in the middle of a backwater European town square. RIP.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2020, 09:41:07 AM »

I'll always remember Kurt walking up stairs on his hands,

Yes, that was one of those "where were you" moments; that moment when we all caught an accidental surprise glimpse of Kurt Thomas' balls.  Buggedout
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2020, 01:34:55 AM »

I'll always remember Kurt walking up stairs on his hands,

Yes, that was one of those "where were you" moments; that moment when we all caught an accidental surprise glimpse of Kurt Thomas' balls.  Buggedout

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