“One and Done”: Mike and Kevin vs. Jeff Speakman as “Jeff” in “The Perfect Weapon”

(Originally posted April 20, 2017) Kevin: We kicked off our “One and Done” series – examining the actors Hollywood tried and failed to turn into action stars – with 1985’s “Gymkata,” in which former world-class gymnast Kurt Thomas enters a deadly tournament and somehow always finds makeshift pommel horses when needed. A few years later – … Continue reading “One and Done”: Mike and Kevin vs. Jeff Speakman as “Jeff” in “The Perfect Weapon”

“Yak-Mana!” The “One and Done” Series Kicks Off with Kurt Thomas and “Gymkata”

(Originally posted Jan. 27, 2017) Kevin: Schwarzenegger. Stallone. Norris. Seagal. Thomas. Don’t recognize that last one? Well you’re not alone. For every Arnold or Sly who captured the public’s heart, there was a Kurt Thomas or Jeff Speakman who did not. But now they are finally getting their due with the Tough Guy Digest “One and … Continue reading “Yak-Mana!” The “One and Done” Series Kicks Off with Kurt Thomas and “Gymkata”