Dolph Lundgren – Expendables week

I love action movies but I’ve never been a particular fan of Dolph Lundgren. I will say however that he was a hoot in The Expendables and held his own in a fight with Jet LI. In addition to Stallone’s Rocky IV and The Expendables, Netflix has a bunch of Lundgren films available for streaming. Unfortunately I have not seen any of them.

Pentathlon (1994) – Not rated

“Olympian Eric Broger (Dolph Lundgren) is East Germany’s greatest hope for a gold medal. But Eric, weary of communist politics and the cruelty of his coach, Heinrich Müller (David Soul), defects to America, where he tries to establish a new life, despite Müller’s interference. As he falls for a local female athlete (Renee Coleman) and trains for a spot on the American team, Eric also uses his prowess to fend off the vengeful Müller.”

Men of War (1994) – Not rated

“A band of mercenaries led by the surly Nick Gunnar (Dolph Lundgren) is sent to a tropical paradise to secure it for a mysterious business venture. But upon arrival, the invaders discover a tribe of pacifists already living there. When Gunnar learns the truth about his mission, he realizes he’s fighting for the wrong side — and he’ll do anything to protect his new island friends. This action-adventure co-stars B.D. Wong and Tom “Tiny” Lister Jr.”

Hidden Assassin (1995) – Rated R

“Cuba’s U.S. ambassador is killed in New York City. In order to prevent a similar terrorist attack at the US-Cuba summit in Prague, the CIA sends Michael Dane (Dolph Lundgren), one of their best federal agents, to keep things under control. Nikita, a lesbian club owner, is the suspected killer, and just as Dane is sure the case is solved, he’s fighting for his life and using his brains, not his brawn, to survive.”

Silent Trigger (1996) – Rated R

“Waxman (Dolph Lundgren), an ex-commando with the Special Forces who’s now a professional assassin working for a shadowy government agency, finds himself in a fix after he botches his top-secret assignment. Next thing you know, the hit man and his gorgeous but deadly confederate (played by Gina Bellman) end up as the organization’s quarry in this direct-to-video action thriller from Aussie director Russell Mulcahy.”

The Peacekeeper (1997) – Rated R

“Against his superiors’ wishes, Air Force pilot Frank Cross (Dolph Lundgren) executes a daring food drop over a band of refugees. His willful actions leave him grounded, with a new assignment: to guard the president’s “black bag” which holds a computer enabling the commander in chief (Roy Scheider) to initiate a nuclear attack. Terrorists nab the attache case during an ambush, a hostage crisis ensues, and only Cross can foil the doomsday plot.”

Direct Contact (2009) – Rated R

“Imprisoned in Eastern Europe, former Special Forces agent Mike Riggins jumps at the chance when he’s offered his freedom in exchange for tracking down American Ana Gale, who’s been abducted by a brutal underground leader.”