Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Over The Top

The 1987 Menahem Golan(!) film Over The Top, starring Sylvester Stallone and a probably inebriated Robert Loggia. Just watch him, you'll see what I mean. Over The Top is the story of burly meathead truck driver/underground arm wrestler (is arm wrestling illegal?) Lincoln Hawk on a cross country trek with a son named Michael who hates him - probably because his Dad named him Mike Hawk. Like any kind of road trip movie with characters who initially dislike each other (Dutch, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Rubin and Ed) they eventually bond over trucking and the art of wrestling arms.

I'm hoping they remake this movie, only instead of an Arm Wrestling Championship, have Lincoln be active in the World Rock, Paper, Scissors Society. Or maybe something even more painfully stupid, like an Air Guitar Competition.

The Tracklist - Come for the Loggins, stay for the Frank Stallone.

1. Winner Takes It All (04:01)
Sammy Hagar
2. In This Country (04:23)
Robin Zander
3. Take It Higher (03:54)
Larry Greene
4. All I Need Is You (03:58)
Big Trouble
5. Bad Nite (03:06)
Frank Stallone
6. Meet Me Half Way (03:41)
Kenny Loggins
7. Gypsy Soul (03:32)
8. The Fight [Instrumental] (03:56)
Giorgio Moroder
9. Mind Over Matter (03:12)
Larry Greene
10. I Will Be Strong (03:19)
Eddie Money

Drinking Game: Every time Robert calls Stallone's character Hawks instead of Hawk, everybody drinks. Just try not to die, he does it a lot.

1 comment:

serdarot said...

BWAHAHAHAHA! :) The biggest joke of a film ever! It always brings a smile to my face.


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