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« on: November 08, 2009, 06:06:38 PM »

Guest review by Circus Circus.  This movie will prove to you that arm wrasslin' is a serious sport that is played by tough men who sweat and scream a lot.

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 06:31:38 PM »

This is certianly an odd film.  I'm guessing that this is the only arm wrestling movie around.

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Twelve-year-old boys can learn to a drive trucking rig in under 5 minutes.

Really?  Man, I should have tried doing that when I was that age.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 11:50:54 PM »

I remember watching this movie and thinking that Sly should only have one huge arm. BounceGiggle  This is because of the way he had his work out machine set up.  I liked this movie, it was cool.  I remember the one guy drinking Penzoil or Quakerstate.  WOWOWOWOW.  Worth a watch on a wintry afternoon.

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 10:17:32 AM »

Anyone else remember that skit on SNL when Sly hosted and Norm MacDonald was in car wreck and Sly came to his aid?  All Norm did was rip on his movies..."What were you thinking when you made Over The Top?  You had to arm wrestle a guy for custody of your son for Christ's sake!  When you script were you really running around going I got a winner here?!" 

Hilarious.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 11:32:22 AM »

I really wish that Sly had tossed that brat kid under the wheels of the truck!
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 12:51:02 PM »

Well, at least I can say this is the best arm-wrestling movie ever made!  TeddyR

Its a good old slice cheese that I still enjoy watching although I am glad that kid who played Sly's son won the razzie cause he really got on my nerves.   Hatred TongueOut

I'm not afriad to admit that I actually have the soundtrack for this movie as well.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 12:57:15 PM »

Cheers Andrew!  Drink
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2009, 01:25:53 PM »

 Thumbup Great review Circus! Cheers Though I cannot get the video to work. Bluesad
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 09:47:58 PM »

How could this movie not be gold, at that time everything stallone did was Gold for sure, he was so popular.

He could have done a movie about bullriding and it would have made millions.

If it would have been made in the mid 90 where Stallone had some huge issues getting back into the box office then that might have been a flop.

The movie is very good if you can turn your brain off and enjoy it for what it is, plain entertainement.

they never tested the competitors in arm wrestling they where all on steroids LOL
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2009, 12:37:01 AM »

It's a testament to how little I paid attention to the basis of movies when I was a kid (I was born in '78).

Of course there are big-budget, glitzy arm-wrestling championships! And of course these are aimed at truckers, why not?

All I know, is that if I'm ever arm-wrestling, all I need to do is turn my trucker's cap around to let them know I mean business. The end is obvious from the beginning.
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2009, 09:42:31 AM »

I guess Sly was trying to do for professional arm wrestling what Rocky did for boxing. and failed miserably I might add.

I do however like the Sammy Hagar songs that were done for this movie.
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2009, 02:09:07 PM »

Torgo, the funny thing is that the ONLY thing I remember from this movie (which I have seen several times, once in a theatre) is the Sammy Hagar Theme song. 
"Winner takes it all, loser takes a fall, time to take it over the toooop"


Great job Circus. 
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2009, 10:18:51 PM »

Seriously, did they really have to make a toy line for this movie?

For some strange reason, i remember this "Over the Top" mini arm wrestling table for kids. Can't say I ever played with it. Mainly because even as a kid, I thought it was stupid. I even remember, albeit vaguely, seeing a commercial on a Saturday morning for that strange toy.

Oh and don't forget the action figures.

I wish I could find some pics for those toys, because I remember them being very poorly made but very funny to laugh at.
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2009, 09:44:53 AM »

http://www.action-figures.ca/catalog_pages/sears1986USp558.htm
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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2009, 06:14:55 PM »

This is certianly an odd film.  I'm guessing that this is the only arm wrestling movie around.

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Twelve-year-old boys can learn to a drive trucking rig in under 5 minutes.

Really?  Man, I should have tried doing that when I was that age.

Actually, there is somewhere around 79 different films, of various types, about arm wrestling. What makes this film unique is it is only one of three films about arm wrestling contests. There is also "Il Casanova di Federico Fellini" from 1976 and the Swedish documentary "Armbryterskan fram Ensamheten" from 2004. It is about the town of
Solitude in northern Sweden and 1ts sixteen inhabitants. All of whom share one passion, and that is their love of arm wrestling.
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