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Over the Top

1987 film directed by Menahem Golan

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  • Dec 10, 2010
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Corny and disjointed movie about child custody, truck driving and arm wrestling. Has the distinct feeling of being the missing film between Rocky V and Rocky Balboa.
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December 16, 2010
it is indeed "Over the Top"
December 10, 2010
I pretty much agree. LOL
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review by . December 10, 2010
posted in MovieSucktastic
Rocky V and a half?
After seeing the Rocky movies and finally this, one of Stallone's many attempts to gain some notoriety outside of his Rambo and Rocky characters, I can only wonder if this is something he was tinkering around with as a potential Rocky film but decided to rework it so he didn't have to go to the well again.      Why?  Well, Stallone is a working stiff in the movie with a son whos distant from him, Stallone makes speeches about the world not giving into you and working …
review by . July 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
      OVER THE TOP      There have been many movies about sports but I don't know of to many about arm wrestling, this one is. This is your classic 80's movie with an over the top [meant to say that] pop rock soundtrack and cheesy lines, man I love em. Also this is your typical Sly Stallone film with an inspirational message and all about over coming the odds. I know what you are thinking that is every Sly flick, but hey it is Sly. When we watched …
review by . December 29, 2009
This movie has nothing to do with the Motorhead song.
Over The Top is a real cheesy and sappy movie about a dumb-as-a-bag-of-rocks trucker named Lincoln Hawk (Sylvester Stallone) who also happens to be an professional arm wrestler (yes, this movie was made during the brief arm wrestling craze of the mid-80's). Hawk learns that while he's on the road heading towards the big wrasslin' tournament that his estranged ex-wife Christina is gravely ill (Susan Blakely who gives a bedside performance with the zest and gusto of a real cancer patient) and she …
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The movie was made during the brief Arm Wrestling craze.
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Director: Menahem Golan
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Release Date: February 13, 1987
MPAA Rating: PG
Runtime: 93 minutes
Studio: Cannon Films
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