Jonathan Cabot (Kurt Thomas) is a U.S. gymnast sent to the backwater country of Parmistan to participate -- and hopefully win -- The Game, a dangerous, obstacle-laden decathlon. Why? Because the U.S. government needs to set up a "Early Warning Earth Station for the Star Wars program" and sending in troops to do it is "out of style." Indeed. Thing is no one has survived The Game in 900 years. There's a reason for that, too. As if the course weren't hard enough, contestants must maneuver through numerous ninjas, crazies, and Parmistani thugs that try and stop them.
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Even in 1992, this didn't pass for much of a premise, and the random road trip our heroes take doesn't pass for much of a plot either. They flirt, they fight, they philosophize endlessly in the way that ex-cons and mafiosos' daughters do. At least they do in the movies. Plot points are thrown at us with little care -- even less care than Madsen and Arquette seem to be taking with their acting lessons.
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