Saturday, March 14, 2009

Trailer Trash XXXVIII: Over The Top (Sylvester Stallone, 1987)

"Some fight for money. Some fight for glory. He's fighting for his son's love."

From the producer of Desert Kickboxer and American Cyborg: Steel Warrior comes a movie where Sylvester Stallone is a trucker who arm-wrestles his way into his son's heart.

[Ed. note: One of the best posters ever.]

Ladies and gentlemen, Over the Top:

Hey, did anyone think this movie looks a little... heh... OVER THE TOP???


Heh, heh... heh... hahaahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA HA HA

Ha, ha.... ugh.

Sorry, you saw that one coming, didn't you?

This movie had some of the best marketing to ever grace this Trailer Trash column:

Check out that VHS cover blurb!

"Rocky, Rambo, Cobra. And now Hawk, in the biggest fight of his life."

Three of those are names of iconic Stallone characters. Pick which one doesn't belong. (Hint: It's the one they put in bold type.)

Between this tagline and the one on the poster at the top of this column, it seems like the thing the filmmakers were most proud of was coming up with the name "Hawk".

"His name is Hawk. He's fighting for his son."

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