Over the Top

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  • Rocky and Rambo star Sylvester Stallone gives fans another reason to stand up and cheer. He stars as hard-luck big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk and takes us under the glaring Las Vegas lights for all the boisterous action of the World Armwrestling Championship in Over the Top (co-scripted by Stallone).Relying on wits and willpower, Hawk tries to rebuild his life by capturing the first-place prize mon

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Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 09/08/2009 Run time: 134 minutes Rating: Pg13Amazon.com
Arm-wrestling might be far down on most viewers’ list of “most cinematic sports,” but Sylvester Stallone certainly goes the distance to prove the contrary in this lightweight but entertaining mid-’80s action/family feature. Stallone (who co-wrote the script with Stirling Silliphant) plays taciturn trucker Lincoln Hawk (though he’s called “Hawks” by large por… More >>

Over the Top

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  1. remember in the movie hawk declined $250000 or something like that when mike’s granddaddy offered him to take the money plus truck and leave to start a new life, when hawk declined i lost interest in this movie, because no person in his right mind would deny it, at least in this country. the only thing that talks in america – you guessed right money. i would take it and have a nice day mike, hahahaha, better is to kiss up with grandfather and live off his income then to drive stinking truck day and night. i mean guy owns 747 plain and each time its over 10 miles long he flies it. hawk is an idiot, with father in law like that you can go places. i would be living in his house eat, sleep, work out, drive a ferrari, go to europe and let him take care of my son. now how bad could it be, let granddaddy handle the spoiled brat. and after grandaddy is old he would leave it all to me or my son who would think that i love him so much. oh boy life in luxury. hey don’t fool yourself you would do the same, because if not you are not teh true american as i’m.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. I was just flipping through channels on a lazy Sunday afternoon and saw this movie on cable. Why, oh why, I ask, would “Over The Top” be on cable sixteen years after its release when all available copies should have been ceremoniously burned years ago?
    This ridiculous piece of filth is, quite possibly, the worst movie ever made. Here’s one hint as to just why this movie is so bad: it stars Sylvester Stallone as a sensitive, truck-driving arm wrestler trying to make up with his estranged son on the way to a competition. Now, just read that sentence again. That’s right, “Over the Top” involves Sylvester Stallone trying to invest a dumb arm-wrestler with tenderness. I’m pretty sure I could run through a brick wall before Sly could achieve such a feat. And the script is every bit as bad as you could imagine, with dialogue so insipid and hackneyed that indecipherable gibberish written by a team of retarded, blindfolded monkeys would have been more intelligent. I feel especially bad for the poor kid playing Stallone’s son. He must be about my age now, and he has to look back at this movie and see himself trying to breathe life into his stick figure of a character. I think some of the lines and facial expressions he was assigned may well qualify as child abuse, or at least violate child-labor laws. “Over The Top” probably ruined his career, just as it should have ruined Stallone’s. If that were me at around age eight, I’d probably still be in therapy. I don’t even think think “Over The Top” is good enough to qualify for “so bad it’s funny” distinction. It’s just a miserable waste of celluloid that should be relegated to “Mystery Science Theater 3000” status so it can get the treatment it deserves.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Over the top and down to the bottom of the movie list this lousy film belongs. One of the great bad films of the 80’s !
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. Sylvester Stallone plays an arm wrestler and the law won’t give him custody of his son. A laugh riot, especially the scene when Sylvester plows down the gate of a mansion with his truck. There are the little details that makes this movie great too like how Sylvester is supposed to be making a truck run to California but the Grand Canyon and the Sahara Desert are in the background. Also weights in his truck and how come turning his hat on backwards makes him magical? Every time I see this I laugh so hard I cry. This needs to be on DVD.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Some films you watch and wonder how anyone could enjoy something like this much less write it. Then, you see a review above yours that gives it five stars and you’re even more confused.

    Basically, Over the Top is your typical bad 80s movie with everything that makes most people hate them and a few sad people love them. Perhaps the best way to describe it would be to say that it’s a bad action movie without the action. It features all the awful acting, utterly ludicrous plot, and corny direction that make these films a genre to themselves. However, instead of the excessive gunfights that would be in your average 80s action flick, here you have arm wrestling. No guns or explosions are to be found here. Instead, you get too guys holding hands and grunting for and incredibly long time.

    This is truely one film where I’m utterly baffled as to how anyone could like it. There is not a single redeeming aspect of it. This is really one of those films that the only way you can enjoy it is to feel superior to it.
    Rating: 1 / 5

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