Movie Posters: Over the Top

Comedian Norm Macdonald once aptly described this Sylvester Stallone flick as one that “combined the emotional intensity of a child custody hearing with… arm wrestling!” Now, with that said, this is easily the best film I have ever seen that involves a man who uses arm wresting to reconnect with his son. The laugh fest that is Over the Top clearly cemented Stallone’s reputation for “flogging a dead horse” with plot and characters, right down to the down-on-his-luck everyman that must rise to the occasion and face off against the seemingly unstoppable challenger to achieve ultimate moral and literal victory. And hey, with lines like, “When I get to the table, that person, I don’t care who they are, they’re my mortal enemy. I hate them…” it’s damn near impossible not to like this film’s childishness.

Watch: Over the Top Trailer


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