This film is all about the thrill of seeing Stallone reveal his more'sensitive' side. Not to mention the great scenes where he works out therippling biceps of his 'wrestling arm' using an ingenious hand-weightpulleysystem in the cab of his truck. Sure it's cheesy, but this film does whatany good 80s movie should. The part where he turns his cap backwardsbeforea wrestling match is a highlight, symbolising some kind of metamorphosisfrom sensitive dad to macho man. What a great flick!
Over the Top (1987) 1080p YIFY Movie
Over the Top (1987) 1080p
Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.
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Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash while trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his wife, he tries to make amends with his son who he left behind 10 years earlier. Upon their first meeting, his son does not think too highly of him until he enters the World Arm Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas. His hope is to receive the grand prize of $100,000 and an expensive current custom semi-truck and thus start his own trucking company.
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It's hard to dislike Over The Top. Sure, it can get corny,old-fashioned, far-fetched (the gate-crashing scene, fun andunbelievable.) The movie sorta plays like a cross between Highway toHeaven and THe A-Team. But somehow, you find yourself watching despitewhatever 'good judgment' you think you might have regarding the cinema.You get swept up in the film's good vibes. You care about what happensto Hawke and his son. Most of the credit for this has to go toSylvester Stallone. He plays the part of a truck driver coping with thenew experience of getting to know his twelve-year-old son for the firsttime quite well. You care because you sense how much HE cares. it isconveyed by a sure delivery from Stallone. His character never seemstoo slight or well, too Over the top. There is a bond that slowly formsbetween him and his son. And the movie has a great "training" montagecomplete with great song that will remind you of what was so good aboutthe Rocky films. David Mendenhall agreeably plays the part of Mike withthe combination of distrust, arrogance and vulnerability you wouldexpect from someone his age who went thru what he did.. No, he's notHaley Joel Osmont. We won't leave the movie shaking our heads at hisincredible,precocious talent. That doesn't mean he didn't acquithimself nicely in the film. Robert Loggia's role could have beenfleshed out a little more. He seems to much like a comic-strip villain.The film could have delved more into his reasons for hating Hawke. thatpart could have been beefed up a bit.
I enjoyed the Arm-wrestling backdrop. It was a refreshing change formovies of that era that boasted big stars like Stallone. Usually,movies that were sport-specific other than the trad football, baseball,or boxing stories tended to use people who were less known (Gotcha,Gleaning the Cube)
A good film. warm, funny, exciting. The better face of the Eightiescinema.
Seriously, I know this film is not going to be listed on the AFI Top 100 anytime soon, but it is downright entertaining (see "fun"), and heartwarming. Not to mention the soundtrack! If you don't like this film, you should have your pulse checked, then go back to your cappucino-drinking, art-house, too-cool-for-room, ivory tower and watch Dark City 500 more times with your pretentious friends.