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Louis Gossett Jr.,
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Craig R. Baxley
After winning the Olympic gold medal in the Pentathlon, East German Eric Brogar escapes to freedom in the United States. But his former coach vows revenge. When Eric's sadistic ex-coach finds him, Eric is caught in a deadly game fighting for his life. Written by
Two sound errors concerning one of the henchman's gun. He is carrying a pistol with a silencer but when he unlocks the weapon, ready to shoot, the gun clicks like a .38 revolver's cylinder, and when he fires at Eric not only the silencer can't be heard - which is supposed to reduce the firing sound - but it sounds like a revolver firing. See more »
Guilty pleasure, all the way! I can't put down this movie cause it was a lot of fun to watch it, the director kept it simple, with some wrong doings but those can be excused. It's generic and almost dumb but you'll feel good through the whole thing.
"Pentathlon" transforms Dolph Lundgren (oh, in the 1990's, the best of times to watch him!) into a super gold medalist during the Cold Era who defects from East Germany to the U.S., much to the anger of his demanding coach (David Soul), during the Seul Olympics. Living in America, he's a complete nobody, working as a cook but with the help of his boss he has a chance to return to his passion: being an athlete But after the collapse of the Soviet regime and the reunification of Germany, the coach - now allied with a Neonazi group - goes to America to join Nazi group in America, and if possible, to recruit his former athlete to the cause (terrorism, obviously).
I think you've already drowned into the amount of absurd throw in just this basic plot line, but to hell with it. As an action flick is quite good, except for the insanely goofs here and there (the one with the gun is amazingly laughable, with the bad using a Walter PPK-like pistol that sounds like a revolver and with a silencer that doesn't work), and some shameless plot holes as well - what bothered me the most was the inconsistence concerning David Soul's character. How in the world someone so loyal to the Communism becomes part of a Nazi group? Nevermind. Works better as a comedy vehicle with positive scenes with Dolph's boss turned to coach, played by Roger E. Mosley. Laughs are granted with this dude. And if neither that can help you, at least the movie offers a quality camera work capturing the splendid and hunky leading man.
A severe case of a movie so bad that it's good. Enjoy it. 6/10
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