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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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Just do it... or die! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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

In the fencing competition, the referee is standing between the competitors and the scoring equipment. In reality, the referee would stand on the other side of the strip, facing both the competitors and the scoring equipment. 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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Not as good as I expected.
19 January 2003 | by bd119-2See all my reviews

I found this movie a big disappointment. This is sad because it has good actors, good production values and a fine plot. But after awhile it just becomes another dull thriller that runs out of ideas. Dolph is the German gold medalist in the pentathlon who flees to America to get away from his mad Nazi coach (David Soul). Some years later, his coach comes after him and the action starts. David Soul is very good as the coach, and plays the part menacingly and convincingly. Dolph is very good in his role too, and gives one of his best performances ever. There are some good action scenes, but apart from that the whole thing begins to go downhill. This was a pity considering it was released after the excellent Army Of One, which I think is Dolph's best movie by far. Pentathlon is still a good flick, just not as good as I expected. It's still a great movie to watch to kill time. Overall I would recommend you get Army Of One instead though, it's much better.


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