Retro Review: The 1987 Stallone classic Over the Top


IMDB-Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.


Over the Top is the movie you get when you cross a father/son road trip,the gritty world of arm wrestling and custody over a child you haven’t seen since he was a baby. Also, lets try and forget that Hawk basically took a small payday from his father in law to leave his family to become a trucker. (If that doesn’t scream shit head idk what does) Did I mention this movie has classic 80’s bad guy Terry Funk.

(spoiler alert) In the end the wife dies and once again Hawk gives up custody of his son in return for money. He then wins a big arm wrestling tournament in Vegas and he gets his son back, then they ride off together in his new 18 wheeler truck that he just won  even though everyone including his son acts like he didn’t just trade him away for money for the second time in his life. I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot but those are the main points of this shit show.

Its not really a good movie but he had to do something between Rockys. There’s lots of things that could have made this better like not making it at all or getting a son who wasn’t such a pussy. I recommend this if you think your dad sucks ass cause you walk away feeling like your dad could have been way worse.

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