Fast-paced action movie starring Dolph Lundgren as a muscular East German athlete who defects during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. When Eric Brogar (Lundgren) wins a gold medal in the pentathlon he becomes a national hero in his nation. However, his subsequent defection to the US quickly turns him into a figure of loathing, with his coach, Heinrich Mueller (David Soul), particularly disenchanted. Heinrich quickly makes plans to follow the athlete to America and exact his revenge. Will Eric be able to enjoy his freedom in peace or will his former coach force him to fight for it?