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|Directed by||Bruce Malmuth|
|Produced by||Martin E. Caan|
|Written by||William Stadiem
|Music by||David Spear|
|Edited by||Joseph Gutowski
|Distributed by||Live Entertainment|
Pentathlon is a 1994 American action thriller film directed by Bruce Malmuth and starring Dolph Lundgren as an East German Olympic gold medalist pentathlete on the run from a lethal coach (David Soul).
After winning a gold medal for East Germany in the pentathlon in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, athlete Eric Brogar (Dolph Lundgren) flees from his abusive trainer, Heinrich Mueller (David Soul) and the Olympic team.
Eight years later, Mueller is no longer a trainer. He has become a neo-Nazi terrorist, responsible for a series of attacks on German government officials, and Mueller has discovered that Eric is in Los Angeles. Brogar had become a self-pitying boozehound until his talents were spotted by his diner-owning boss John Creese (Roger E. Mosley). Still smarting over Eric's defection, Mueller beats Eric's father Rudolph Brogar (Erik Holland) to death before flying to Los Angeles. While Eric reunites with his former girlfriend Julia Davis (Renee Coleman), who hones his endurance skills at her dad's woodland retreat, Mueller joins forces with neo-Nazi sympathizers including Eric's former rival Rhinehardt (Daniel Riordan).
At a peace rally, Mueller and his thugs plot to assassinate a rabbi and an ambassador while spreading a hate message on cable television. After viciously beating up Julia's father Vic Davis (Philip Bruns) and shooting Creese, Mueller and his thugs kidnap Eric, who retaliates by wiping out most of the neo-Nazis. Later, at another Olympic pentathlon finals, Eric not only triumphs, but he also ends up shooting Mueller dead in self-defense at the end when Mueller tries to kill him at the finish line.
- Dolph Lundgren as Eric Brogar (Brogar)
- David Soul as Mueller
- Renée Coleman as Julia
- Roger E. Mosley as Creese
- Evan James as Offerman
- David Drummond as Hundt
- Daniel Riordan as Rhinehardt
- Philip Bruns as Vic
- Gerald Hopkins as Christian
- Erik Holland as Rudolph Brogar
- Bruce Malmuth as Erhardt
- Mel Stewart as Olympic Athlete
- Anthony T. Pennello as Cop #1
- Barry Lynch as Horst
- Andreas Reinl as Schubert
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