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Pentathlon (1994)

An Olympic gold medalist escapes to freedom in the US, only to be tracked down by his sadistic ex-coach.

Director:

Bruce Malmuth

Writers:

William Stadiem (story), Bruce Malmuth (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Eric Brogar
David Soul ... Heinrich Müller
Renée Coleman ... Julia Davis
Roger E. Mosley ... John Creese
Evan James Evan James ... Offerman
David Drummond David Drummond ... Hundt
Daniel Riordan ... Jürgen Reinhardt
Philip Bruns ... Vic
Gerald Hopkins ... Christian
Erik Holland Erik Holland ... Rudolph Brogar
Bruce Malmuth ... Erhardt
Mel Stewart Mel Stewart ... Olympic Athlete
Anthony T. Pennello Anthony T. Pennello ... Cop #1
Barry Lynch Barry Lynch ... Horst
Andreas Reinl Andreas Reinl ... Schubert
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Storyline

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 Bren M.

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Play to win, if you lose, you die See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Korean

Release Date:

4 June 1994 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Ironman See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film directed by Bruce Malmuth. See more »

Goofs

Eric Brogar is competing in the 1988 Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea. You can see ocean in the background during the last event of the modern pentathlon competition, cross-country run. Even the commentator refers to it as the Yellow Sea. Yet Seoul where the Olympics where held in 1988 is located inland. See more »

Quotes

Creese: Sometimes trying to make a living is like climbing a mountain with a pogo stick.
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Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Pentathlon (2011) See more »

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hmmm
8 September 2002 | by indyroninSee all my reviews

Being a big Dolph Lundgren fan, I was surprised to see a completely different side of him in this one, portraying him as being a pathetic, injured burnout who flips burgers for a living, while walking down dark alleys with no company beside his portable TV and his beer. When he is menaced by a group of hoodlums, they laugh at him when his trick knee gives out and he can't chase them. This struck me as being very odd, because it was Dolph acting like a regular guy, rather than the sarcastic killing machines he's typecast as. Sadly, as enjoyable as all of the footage of him being a loser (and his inspiring comeback into grade-A Pentathalon runner material), it sort of abruptly switches gears, turning into one of his usual action movies with a nonsense subplot involving neo-Nazis. It's a shame that the whole thing couldn't have been like the first two acts, or this would be by far his best performance, in a close tie with GR13 from Universal Soldier.


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