Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Dolph on a Mission

January 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments


We here at Microkhan headquarters have been been shy about expressing our love for modern pentathlon, by far the most underrated sport in the Summer Olympics. And so we were recently overjoyed to discover that none other than Dolph Lundgren, one of the finest actors of the past half century, shares our affinity for the awesome combo of running, swimming, fencing, shooting, and horseback riding. He’s such a supporter, in fact, that he made a little-seen movie about the sport 16 years ago, co-starring the indomitable Roger E. Mosley (best known for his stellar work on Magnum P.I.).

While we must confess that we’ve yet to see the appropriately titled Pentathlon in its entirety, the trailer makes it seem like a worthy addition to our semi-regular Bad Movie Friday lineup. Two things stand out to us in the clip above:

1. The film’s slogan: “The most challenging sport is about to become…the deadliest game!”

2. The unnecessary use of a rocket launcher, a bad-film phenomenon we’ve previously noted in such gems as Hard Ticket to Hawaii and Invasion U.S.A..

Sadly, Pentathlon does not appear to have yet made the leap to DVD. Perhaps this finally gives us an excuse to dig our VHS player out of storage, provided we can find an analog copy of the film. Might any Microkhan loyalists have a copy lying around? We’ll pay postage.

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  • thingsbreak

    I was offline, like a presumably non-trivial number of people, last Friday. I didn’t catch whether or not you’d posted, so I just wanted to say thanks for my- if not the- first Bad Movie Friday of 2010.

    Happy new year!

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    Glad to hear you share my interest in the cinematic dregs. Dolph alone could provide two months worth of fodder–Red Scorpion is just the tip of the iceberg.

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