pen·tath·lon / penˈta[unvoicedth](ə)ˌlän/ • n. an athletic event comprising five different events for each competitor, in particular (alsomodern pentathlon) a men's event involving fencing, shooting, swimming, riding, and cross-country running.DERIVATIVES: pen·tath·lete / -ˈta[unvoicedth]lēt/ n.
Pentathlon ★★½ 1994 (R)
East German Olympic athlete Eric Brogar (Lundgren) defects to the U.S. a year before the crash of the Berlin Wall, causing embarassed German authorities to seek revenge on him and his family. 101m/C VHS . Dolph Lundgren, David Soul, Roger E. Mosley, Renee Coleman; D: Bruce Malmuth.