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Every time I turn my hat backwards, I do it with intensity while thinking of this movie.
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Over the Top (1987): 6/10

Sly Stone stars as a Truck Driver looking to win a big arm wrestling tournament and get his son back (whom he left years earlier) from the boys evil grandfather.

Yes, it's abit cheesy and the dialogue is mediocre and there's enough one liners to sink a boat... But it's possibly Sly's beest acting job and it's winnable 80's b movie that will keep you coming back to keep watching.

So if you take it for what it is, you should be alright. But if you hate b movies you wouldn't like this at all.

Over the Top (1987)

This is one of the ultimate "so bad it's good" movies. It seems Stallone did a few of these back in the 80s. I absolutely can't hate this movie because Arnold and Stallone just ruled the 80s and I liked every action movie they did during that time regardless of how bad they were. This movie is most definitely not a good movie, but it does have its moments. Ultimtely it epitomizes the 80s. In no other decade could a movie like this have ever been made. It's lame but it's just so cheesy that it's too likeable to hate.
I remember as I kid I actually this film. It was on TV a few days ago so I decided sit down and watch it again. I couldn't understand why I could of liked this movie. The story is downright idiotic and laughable. Borderline retarded if you ask me.
Does it really get more B than a movie about an arm-wrestling truck driver? I didn't think so

Wow! I mean, where to begin? Ok, first good old Sly Stallone is the star of the show, as well as co-writer of the screenplay. If that doesn't scream B to you then you're just not listening. There are just so many elements of B in this one. Namely the fact that they can't even decide if Sly's character's name is Lincoln Hawk or Lincoln Hawks. Then there's the great parenting skills displayed by Sly. The first time he sees his son in 10 years, he takes him to his big rig and tries to arm-wrestle him. The aforementioned big rig is equipped with a Lincoln original forearm press machine so he can hone his arm-wrestling skills while driving. Pure genius!

Hawk is going to need the practice to face...Bull Hurley! This imposing 5 time world arm-wrestling champ's mantra is "I drive truck, break arms, and arm-wrestle." How you can take that in and not be rivited, I'll never know. Sid the Elf noticed something watching Over the Top. Most of Sly's movies are pretty much the same premise with interchangable plots and characters. To the B novice, Sly isn't the first name that comes to mind, but think again. Sly is that rare person who has a big name, but is really B with very few people making the observation. But thats what we, Sid the Elf are here for.

This classic B flick easily recieves the Sid the Elf Seal of Approval. Do yourself a favor and buy this one for years of priceless entertainment. This movie is a great choice for the novice B viewer due to it's sheer ridiculous content. What other film can you find a competitor whose pre game meal is a cigar and a jug a valvoline motor oil? We could go on until next weeks B review, but we'll end here. Again if you are up for a good old fashioned B evening, pick up this work of art.
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