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Killer Workout (1987)

R | | Horror | 16 April 1987 (USA)
Two years ago, a young woman named Valerie was burned after entering a tanning salon. Now, her twin sister, Rhonda, runs a local gym where, all of a sudden, people are being murdered.

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David A. Prior

Writer:

David A. Prior
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcia Karr ... Rhonda Johnson
David Campbell ... Lieutenant Morgan (as David James Campbell)
Fritz Matthews Fritz Matthews ... Jimmy Hallik
Ted Prior Ted Prior ... Chuck Dawson
Teresa Van der Woude ... Jaimy (as Teresa Vander Woude)
Richard Bravo Richard Bravo ... Tom
Dianne Copeland ... Debbie
Laurel Mock Laurel Mock ... Diane Matthews
Lynn Meighan Lynn Meighan ... Cathy
Teresa Truesdale Teresa Truesdale ... Rachael McClee
Denise Martell Denise Martell ... Marsha
Michael Beck Michael Beck ... Curtis
John Robb John Robb ... Weight Lifter #1
Joel Hoffman ... Weight Lifter #2
Larry Reynolds ... Officer Peterson
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Storyline

Two years ago, a young woman named Valerie was burned after entering a tanning salon. Now, her twin sister, Rhonda, runs a local gym where, all of a sudden, people are being murdered.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The workout will kill you! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer Workout See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shapiro Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The director found it very hard working with the director of photography because "He had no respect at all for me and fought me all the way on every single thing we shot." See more »

Goofs

Boom mic reflected in Jimmy's car as he fights with Chuck. See more »

Quotes

Det. Lt. Morgan: Valerie Johnson was to become the modelling world's newest young star... But suddenly couldn't get a job starring in a freak show!
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Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 18 secs to edit the stabbing of a nude woman in a shower. See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Some Things Never Change
Written by Frank Hawkins
Performed by The Lost Playboy Club
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Featuring the #1 smash-hit "Animal Workout"!
28 January 1999 | by -5See all my reviews

Ah yes.. Killer Workout. WHO THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA??! Oddly enough, there is a whole little sub-genre of this type of film, so if watching frizz-haired leotards bounce enthusiastically to songs called "Animal Workout" while evading certain death at the hands of a crazed fitness director or bloodthirsty demon is your cup of tea, I'd recommend this or Death Spa. Killer Workout is bad. I'm not even sure if it's good bad.. it's bad, that's all

I know. Alright, let's review:

80's skank? yes.

Do said skanks get naked? yes, unfortunately. the only t&a in this film, aside from that which was constrained by spandex, belonged to the crazy killer burn victim girl. yuck yuck yuck!!! very disturbing.

More plot inconsistencies than you can shake a script at? yes.

Problems with continuity? yes.

Stupid plot? yes. (consider, if you will, the tragic story of a fashion model who is involved in a terrible freak accident involving a tanning bed that spontaneously combusts. she then goes on to open a fitness club and proceeds to systematically slaughter the pretty female clientelle with a safety pin.)

Ridiculously fake gore? oh my yes.

Equally ridiculous instruments of death (such as safety pin and trash can)? you bet.

Guaranteed good time? hmm.. maybe. you'll get plenty of chances to hurl MSTies at this one, that's for sure.


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