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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.

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Bruce Malmuth

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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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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Olympic swimming contest was filmed at Pepperdine swimming pool in Malibu. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Creese: You're a sore loser, man.
Mike Bodeen: Why don't you stick to coaching?
Creese: Hahaha.
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Pentathlon (2011) See more »

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23 January 2001 | by jddwSee all my reviews

This has to be one of the worst films I ever watched. Actually, it was so painful, I could not bear to watch it all the way to the end. Now I know where Americans get the grey image of "communism" from. A completely unrealistic portrait of what life was like in East Germany!!!


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