Monday, July 30, 2007

Over the Top (1987, Menahem Golan)

"Lincoln Hawk is a struggling trucker who's trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his ex-wife, he tries to make amends with his son who he left behind years earlier. Upon their first meeting, his son doesn't think too highly of him until he enters the nation-wide arm wrestling competition in Las Vegas."

Stallone once again delivers the good over the top 80s fun. Just look at the poster! You know this film can not be anything but gold, and it is.

I dont even know what to write about this film. Its the kind of film you want to see with friends or at least the film you want to talk about with a person that has seen it. There is just too many great scenes that just have to be seen to be believed. Writing it all down doesn't do it justice. I don't even think that a review does this film justice. Its just too much for words.

Its a story about man love and the things you can overcome through arm wrestling. It will teach you special arm wrestling moves and it will have you at the edge of your seat when the final showdown happens at the las vegas arm wrestling championship.

This is a true gem of 80s filmmaking at its best (or worst?)

- A (It's just too much fun)

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